Employers and Partners

Employers and Partners

We are proud of the relationships we have developed with employers from a wide range of industries. If you are an employer looking to fill open positions, then recruit from RMU for your employment needs.

  • Practical Instruction: RMU students are taught by experienced professionals who have been successful in the fields of Business Administration, Health Studies, Art & Design, Computer Studies, Culinary Arts and the Behavioral Sciences
  • Tech Savvy: RMU incorporates the most recent technology into the learning environment to prepare students for the technological demands of the workforce
  • Applied Knowledge: RMU students are taught to transfer learning to experience through our focus on experiential teaching and learning
  • Industry Exposure: RMU students will complete internships in their industries prior to graduation for insight into the field
  • Experience: RMU has a large student population of professionals with prior work experience who are pursuing advanced degrees
  • Professionalism: RMU students take focused career strategy development courses to prepare them for the expectations of the professional landscape
  • Commitment: RMU students must manage an accelerated course load to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in less than 4 years
  • Career Focus: RMU students begin planning for their career in their first quarter
  • Diversity: RMU students represent a range of cultures, economic backgrounds, professional and personal experiences. RMU is reflective of the community at large.

What is the RMU Internship Program?

The RMU Internship Program provides an opportunity for organizations to work with students interested in gaining hands-on work experience related to their field of study.  Employers benefit from this program by training and mentoring new talent who assist in performing key organizational projects.

How are internships coordinated?

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in the Internship Program should contact the Office of Career Services.  Internship Coordinators refer students to internship opportunities based upon their majors and the specified qualifications for the position.  Employers are encouraged to contact and interview interested candidates and notify the Internship Coordinator of individual(s) selected for the internship.

How long do internships last?

Students work part-time, typically 10-16 hours per week for 10 weeks. Each internship experience has specific start and end dates to ensure that the internship project is completed in a timely manner.  Review our current Academic Calendar for specific term dates.

Are internships paid or unpaid?

Internships may be paid or unpaid work experiences depending upon the employer’s preference.

What is my role as an internship supervisor or site?

The Internship Supervisor plays an integral role in the education of a student.  The supervisor provides guidance and assistance for the intern throughout the internship project.  In addition, the supervisor is asked to complete a midpoint and final evaluation of the intern’s performance.  Click here to review supervisor and site expections for internships.

Do students earn credit for internships?

Students receive academic credit for participating in internship projects that are approved by the Dean of their school of study.  The internship is comparable to material covered through coursework, and the internship evaluation and required documentation are comparable to the final exam of a class.  Credit is awarded upon final review of the work performed and receipt of all required documentation.

What to expect from RMU Interns?

RMU strives to encourage students to conduct themselves in a professional manner, document their time, evaulate their experience, participate in advisory sessions, and adhere to company policies as well as the agreed upon site schedule.

What is the RMU Externship Program?

The RMU Externship Program provides an opportunity for organizations to work with students to gain hands-on work experience related to their field of study.  Employers benefit from this program by training and mentoring new talent who assist in performing key tasks with the organization. An externship allows students to practice and develop the skills necessary to work in their industry.

How are externships coordinated?

Organizations interested in participating in the Externship Program should contact the Office of Career Services.  Faculty Externship Coordinators refer students to externship opportunities based upon their majors and the specified qualifications for their field of study.  Employers are encouraged to contact and interview interested candidates and notify the Office of Career Services of individual(s) selected for the externship.

How long do externships last?

Students work part-time, typically 8 – 16 hours per week for 10 weeks. Each externship has specific start and end date to ensure that the experience is completed in a timely manner. Externships are typically a graduation requirement for a student’s field of study, so timeliness is important.

Are externships paid or unpaid?

Externships must be unpaid work experiences.

What is my role as an externship supervisor or site?

The Externship Supervisor plays an integral role in the education of a student. The supervisor provides guidance and assistance for the extern throughout the externship experience. In addition, the supervisor is asked to complete a midpoint and final evaluation of the student’s performance.  Click here to review the externship supervisor and site expections.

Do students earn credit for externships?

Students receive academic credit for participating in externships and are considered a graduation requirement for a students’ field of study.  An externship provides students with the opportunity to work closely with an experienced person working in their chosen field.  Credit is awarded upon final review of the work performed and receipt of all required documentation.

What can I expect from RMU Externs?

RMU strives to encourage students to conduct themselves in a professional manner, document their time, evaulate their experience, adhere to company policies and agreed upon site schedule.

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