Getting Started

    • If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact our front desk at (470) 578-6555 and start by telling them your major. We are all looking forward to assisting through the process to career success.

     

    Internship & Co-op Information 

      • Eric BEric Benavidez, Career & Internship Advisor

        Areas: Engineering/Engineering Technology

        E-mail: ebenavid@kennesaw.edu

        Phone: (470) 578-6555

        Office: Dept. of Career Planning & Development - Building A, Suite 160 (1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060)

      • Cooperative Education (Co-op) - Three alternating semesters over a five semester period with the same company in a position that provides experience directly related to the academic major. Students in these positions are typically paid a wage.

        • Position is full–time; enrollment must also be full-time during school terms between work terms. Many positions are paid with wages ranging from $12-20/hr., depending on the company.
        • Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 KSU GPA are eligible to participate.
        • Students must have completed one semester at KSU prior to beginning an intern or co-op position.
            • A one-hour Intern/Co-op Workshop MUST be attended

        Internships - Employment that closely relates to the student’s major and is usually one semester in length. Internships for STEM majors are typically paid with wages ranging from $12-$20/hr., depending on the company.

        • The internship may be part–time or full–time. Students may take classes simultaneously with internships.
        • Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 KSU GPA are eligible to participate.
        • Students must have completed one semester at KSU prior to beginning an intern or co-op position.
            • A one-hour Intern/Co-op Workshop MUST be attended

        For questions or to learn more about your particular situation, we recommend you set up an appointment with your Career & Internship Advisor by calling 470-578-6555

      • The best way to find a position is to log into OwlLink and complete your profile. Look at opportunities under “Jobs” and submit your resume if you meet the qualifications.You can also find an internship on your own without using OwlLink, as long as you and the position meet the program requirements. See your Career & Internship Advisor for different avenues for finding positions. 

        All positions have to be approved through The Department of Career Planning & Development. NOTE: KSU does not give retroactive credit.

        Review the Guiding Principles for Internship & Co-op Participation

        IMPORTANT: Students participating in a co-op or internship without applying for academic credit must contact Eric Benavidez (470) 578-6555 or e-mail ebenavid@kennesaw.edu

      • In order to receive academic credit, you must meet the specific class requirements set forth by your college. 

        You have until the last day of Final Registration of each semester (in which you plan to intern) to apply for credit. Applicants must allow for up to 10 days of processing. Please do not wait until the last minute. It is highly recommended that you apply for the credit the semester previous to the one you plan to intern.

        NOTE: Please contact your department Chair for details. 

        ** Most internship/co-op positions for academic credit are unpaid.

      Review the Guiding Principles for Internship & Co-op Participation 

       

      Upcoming Events

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      • Feb22
        STEM Career Fair Day Two Time: 12:00 pm Location: Marietta Campus Gymnasium
      • Feb22
        Graduate & Professional School Networking Reception (Non-KSU Event) Time: 03:00 pm Location: Georgia State Student Center
      • Feb22
        All-Access: Mohawk Industries, Inc Time: 03:15 pm Location: Burruss Building 151
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