가능합니다. 대개 방문학생들은 수료 후 복수학위로 다시 지원하고 있습니다. 하지만 처음부터 학점 이수만을 목적으로 한 학생의 경우는 졸업에 필요한 필수 과목 및 전체 학점이 모자라 졸업에 차질이 생길 수 있습니다. 또한 입학사정을 다시해야하므로 지원한 학생들의 경쟁율에 따라 입학이 안될 수도 있습니다. 처음부터 복수학위에 지원하여 수강하는 편이 학위취득에 유리합니다.
No, students do not choose the company. The company chooses the students. You will be selected by a company based on your skills and backgrounds.
2. What if I interview at a company and they don’t choose me?
You will continue to interview until you are chosen. Each semester, many students interview and are not selected for an internship by the company. It is nothing personal. The company just doesn’t have a project that fits your background. You will have an internship somewhere else.
3. What if I interview at a company and they choose me but I don’t want to work for them?
If the company chooses you, you will work for them. As stated before, students do not choose the company, the company chooses the student.
4. How many hours and days will I work per week? What will my schedule be?
The amount of hours you will work depends on the needs of the company. In order to participate in the program, you must be available to work from 20-40 hours/week. If a company that requires you to be there for 40 hours/week selects you, then you work 40 hours/week. If you are chosen by a company that needs you for 20 hours/week, then you work 20 hours/week. This is not negotiable. As for the exact days and times that you work, you will ask the company on your first day of work. You must be available to work from approximately 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
5. What happens if I want to travel during my internship?
If you want to travel during your internship, you must travel when you are not scheduled to work; most of the time, this means weekends only. You are not allowed to miss work at all (not even one day) to travel during your internship. If you ask for time off to travel, you may fail the internship and/or not receive your certificate.
6. Can I take time off of my internship to take care of personal things?
No. By agreeing to do the internship program, you are making a commitment to work when your company needs you to work. If you ask for time off, you are not fulfilling your commitment. You may fail the internship and/or not receive your certificate. Don’t risk this by taking time off. You supervisor will tell us when you aren’t there. Unless there is a tragedy with your family or you are so sick that you can’t get out of bed, you must work the days you are scheduled.
7. What kind of work will I be doing?
This all depends on the company you are working for. Some of you will have a specific project you are working on for the entire internship period, while some of you will have a variety of projects throughout your internship. Some of you may be working on computer projects, while some of you may be working on basic administrative tasks. While we can’t guarantee that the work will be exciting, we can guarantee that you will be working onsite at a company or organization in America two-five days/week. As for the rest, you’ll have to keep a positive attitude to guarantee that you have a positive experience.
What an intern is in the U.S.:
• An unpaid “employee”
• Typically a student
• Someone who brings book knowledge to the workplace (versus the real-life knowledge the employees there already have) whether or not it is used
• Someone who assists with any necessary task, regardless of its importance or perceived relevance
What an intern is NOT in the U.S.:
• A paid employee
• Someone who is given important tasks
• Someone who has the right to choose his or her jobs or projects
• Someone who should be late, rude, disrespectful or ungrateful
• Someone with a lot of real-life knowledge
• Someone with high expectations regarding what they will or won’t be doing
All adults in the U.S., who have graduated from a university with a four-year degree, have interned at some point. They were not given glamorous or exciting jobs as interns. That’s just the way it works. If your expectations are too high, you will be disappointed.
REMEMBER: You are there to learn, observe and assist wherever you are needed. If you are not doing so, you are making everyone’s job more difficult. As an intern, you should try to make things easier not harder.