The Office of Career Services & Internships networks with business professionals in the Charlotte area and beyond to bring great opportunities for professional growth to the students of Belmont Abbey College. As an intern, you have the chance to explore potential career fields, tie course of study concepts to the ‘real’ world, gain invaluable, hands-on experience, develop new skills and earn academic credit while you network with others in your field.
Proof that internships work:
58% of new hires had internship experience*
46% of average interns transition from internships to full-time hires*
95% of employers use internships as their number one recruiting method for new hires**
*NACE 2019 Annual Survey
Find an Internship:
The Office of Career Services & Internships manages the internship programs for all majors on campus. The office maintains an online database of available internships, and will assist students in searching for the appropriate learning experience. In order to receive academic credit for an internship, students are required to complete the following steps:
Complete an Internship Agreementwith your supervisor at the internship site and submit to the Office of Career Services & Internships. The contract is the agreement between all parties involved and must be on file in order to receive credit. The Agreement is also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are participating in a not-for-credit or experience-only internship, please indicate “not-for-credit” on your Internship Agreement. Experience-Only Internship: You do not need to register for a class, however, the Internship Agreement is required. For-Credit Internship: Register for the appropriate course. It is college policy that students must register for and complete an internship during the same semester
You must work 40 hours for each one hour of credit. For example, to earn three credits for the internship you must complete 120 work hours over the course of the semester. A six-credit internship requires 240 work hours.
Notify your faculty advisor that you will be doing an internship and inquire about the academic assignment.
Internships eligible for academic credit must have the approval of the student’s major department, many of which have differing academic requirements. Students will be awarded 1- 12 credits as determined by the College.
All students must have completed their sophomore year prior to earning Internship credit.
An internship for experienceonly is valuable, but still requires an Internship Contract and approval by the student’s major department.
Students must register for an internship during the same semester that they will be working the internship hours and prior to accumulating any internship hours.
Students engaged in summer internships will be charged summer tuition fees.
Housing is available to any student registered for six or more credit hours during the summer session.
Any student engaged in a fall or spring semester internship will be charged if he or she is taking more than eighteen credit hours.
Students must contact the Office of Career Services and Internships to complete and submit a signed Internship Contract prior to beginning an internship.
Please read our complete Internship Program Policies here.
It is our mission to educate students and alumni on the career development process and to teach them the lifelong skills of personal career assessment, resume/cover letter writing, and how to manage their own career development.
The Office of Career Services endeavors to provide complete career development services in a welcoming, educational environment. We believe that the path to success is through the awareness of your personality, interests, skills, faith, and values and developing a career development plan that meets your individual needs. We strive to assist our students and alumni in reaching personal excellence and virtue.
We also strive to meet the various and individual needs of our employer organizations in an efficient and complete manner. All services are offered with the belief that without you our students can not succeed in leading a virtuous and productive life.
The first step in the career development process is to first assess your personality, interests, skills, faith, and personal values, to determine how they fit in with desired careers. The path to personal and professional success starts with these questions and will help you decide on careers that provide you with the stability, success, and happiness that are essential to a productive life.
The Focus assessment tool is a web-based program that examines your personality, interests, skills, and values, and provides feedback to begin the career exploration process. The use of the Focus system should be accompanied by an appointment with Stephannie Miles in Career Services, to fully maximize the experience.
The best way to make a decision about your post-college plans is to have solid information. Just as you would research what car to buy or which phone is right for you. You need to become an informed consumer of career options.
Each Fall, Belmont Abbey hosts a Career Fair which provides the opportunity to:
See what types of employers hire Liberal Arts college students and graduates;
Learn what types of positions are out there for you
Meet and Greet representatives from companies
Network with employers for future employment opportunities
Gain knowledge about the hiring process
See which companies are looking for interns
How: Register on the Virtual Fair Platform
Candidates will need to register for an account (for free) in order to participate
Candidates can attend either or both days of the fair
Candidate Registration will be open by mid August
Who knows? You may even get a chance to interview with a company that day!
Resume & Cover Letter Development
What is a resume? It is a personalized marketing tool. In your one-on-one meeting with a career counseling professional, we will go over the nuts and bolts of creating a stellar resume that represents you. Learn how to showcase your best skills and experiences in a way that caters to the employer. We will also assist you in writing a dynamic cover letter teaching you how to address the needs of the company and present yourself as an asset.
Finding a job is a job and we’re here to help! Our staff is here to assist you in every aspect of the job search process including identifying potential employers, resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, networking, proper work attire, following up with employers and composing thank you notes. Contact us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Follow us for updates on employment opportunities in the area.
All available internships and part time and full-time job opportunities sent to Belmont Abbey College will be posted online.
You may also post your resume online, in a secure system, for employers to search and for permanent and safe storage of your resumes, cover letters, and credential documents.
Practice makes perfect. During your mock interview, we will review commonly asked questions, interview etiquette, different types of interviews and offer feedback on your responses. Learn how to utilize STAR stories, the importance of company research and more.
The Office of Career Services & Internships brings employers to you! Be sure to check your e-mail to stay informed of interview opportunities with local employers for internships and full-time positions.
If you are looking to hire interns, part time staff, or full time personnel, we are here to help.
Belmont Abbey College offers a variety of services to employers including online job and internship posting capabilities, notification of available positions to Abbey students and alumni, on-campus recruiting and interviewing, and opportunities for you to interact with students and alumni on campus through seminars, workshops, and other events.
Belmont Abbey College will assist employers with on-campus recruiting and interviewing. This includes announcing recruiting events and setting up interview rooms and times.
On-campus recruiting is offered in a casual, non-competitive setting, allowing employers to meet current students and potential interns/employees with an Information Table in the Student Commons.
To participate in on-campus recruiting and interviewing events, contact Stephannie Miles in Career Services at 704-461-6873 or StephannieMiles@bac.edu.
Internship Information & Guidelines
Hosting an intern is a great way to scout out new talent and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Over 90% of employers use internships as a recruitment method for hiring new employees. Not only is it a great way to screen potential candidates, but employers enjoy the energy and fresh ideas that come from working with students. It’s also a great way to give back to the community by providing students with awesome, hands-on experience in a professional setting. At Belmont Abbey College, we encourage experiential education and believe in maintaining the lasting relationships that stem from it. For more information about our Internship Program, please click the “Internships” tab above.
Are you still searching for that stellar candidate to fill your vacancy? Let us help! Our office sends out a bi-weekly job list to over 200+ current students and alumni. Jobs on the list include both full-time and part-time openings, as well as, internship opportunities located in the Mecklenburg/Gaston area and beyond.