Summer Experience A-Z

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NOTE: International students conducting summer experiences in the US are required to fill out paperwork for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  Please check in with the Office of International Students and Scholars regarding your individual status and requirements.

Registration and Completion of YSE006 Required Summer Experience

Students are required to complete a two-step process to register for and report on completion of the summer experience, YSE006.  Students will receive individual e-mails through Qualtrics for Step One and Step Two.

  • Step One: Complete the Summer Experience Tracking Survey by May 1
  • Step Two: Complete the Summer Experience Student Evaluation by September 1

Summer Experience Requirement (YSE006)

Course Description

The summer experience is an important opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills gained during their first year of study, to gain professional experience, build networks and to investigate potential career paths first-hand.  

  • Research project or work experience between 10 and 12 weeks, typically between the summer of first and second year of the program.  
  • Students individually design a summer practicum closely aligned with individual academic and career goals.
  • Students are responsible for securing their own internship or developing a relevant research project with appropriate faculty supervision.
  • Students apply for and secure their own summer funding. Please note, students interning with for-profit organizations are expected to secure partial funding from them. 
  • Students must complete appropriate online forms before and after the experience in order to receive course credit. 
  • Required for all master's candidates. 0 Credits.
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