Internship and Career Planning Seminar (CPS)

What does this class have to offer?

The Internship and Career Planning Seminar is a zero-credit class covers topics ranging from personal branding materials, job/internship search, internship registration, networking digital identity & LinkedIn, interview skills, the application process, professional expectations, budgeting & negotiation, career values and more.

The Internship and Career Planning Seminar is the pre-requisite requirement for registering an internship for credit through Roger Williams University.

When do I take the Internship and Career Planning Seminar?

CPS must be completed at least one semester prior to registering for an internship through the university.

Students may register for the Internship and Career Planning Seminar on Roger Central (Search Term: CPS). At Roger Williams University, 17 majors require an internship for credit, and 27 allow an elective credit internship.

Talk to your faculty advisor or contact Mary Santoro ( for questions regarding CPS.

Does your major require CPS?

If you fall into a major that requires an internship or intend to register an internship for elective credit you must complete CPS at least one semester prior. View the list below to see if you must complete CPS.

Majors: Required Internship Majors: Elective Credit Internship (optional)
Accounting American Studies
Arts Management (minor) Anthropology+Sociology
Communication & Media Studies * Also can do Senior Thesis Capstone as requirement Applied Mathematics
Creative Writing * Also can do CW-450 or CW-451 Aquaculture & Aquarium Science
Cybersecurity & Networking (practicum model) Biochemistry
Educational Studies (practicum model – not thru CCPD) Biology
Graphic Design * Also can do DSGN:429 Citizen Designer Business Law (3 + 3)
International Business Chemistry
Journalism Computer Science
Legal Studies (practicum model) Criminal Justice (practicum model)
Legal Studies and Law (3 + 3) (practicum model) Dance/Performance
Management Economics
Security Assurance Studies (practicum model) English Literature
Psychology (practicum model) Environmental Science
Public Health (practicum model) Finance
Public Relations Foreign Language
Visual Arts (BFA only) Forensic Science (practicum model)
Web Development History
International Relations
Marine Biology
Performing Arts
Political Science
Visual Arts (B.A.)
Writing (minor)