*chart above represents the Relative Importance of Attributes in Evaluating Graduates for Hire.
Internships provide an opportunity for students to gain experience in the world of work by engaging in an area of interest. This provides the opportunity to see how organizations run, interact with individuals in the community to understand issues and think about potential solutions, network with professionals in the field, and test out job responsibilities.
Although internships are not required for the Sociology or Criminology, Law, and Justice major, they are strongly encouraged and give students experience for the job search. Employers want to know that students have been given professional responsibilities and were able to work with and succeed at these tasks.