| ACADEMICS | Additional Learning Opportunities | Internships, Practicums and Clinicals
Worcester State University, we believe that integrating on-the-job experience—like
internships, practicums, and clinicals—into the academic experience is an
important component of a good education. According to a recent survey conducted
by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, when you participate in
an internship, you have a competitive advantage over those students who do not.
New graduates with paid internship experience reported starting salaries more
than 20% higher than those who did not hold internships during their time in college. At Worcester
State, internships, practicums, and clinicals are coordinated by the Career Services Offices or by individual academic departments. Here are the
are designed to give you meaningful work experience in your major while at the
same time allowing you to explore an industry, company, or career. WSU
internships are typically a semester long and provide a strategic opportunity
to apply everything you’ve learned in the classroom or laboratory out in the
real world. Internships offer valuable work experience and give you a platform
for developing new, valuable skills—and a more extensive professional network.
As a result, you gain a competitive edge in the job market. In fact,
internships very often lead to job offers at the company hosting the internship.
We partner with
a growing network of businesses and organizations to develop meaningful
internship opportunities. Here is a small sampling of the employers we partner
Learn more about
Clinics are your
chance to put your classroom and lab assignments to the test, caring for others
in real-world settings and sharing new ideas, practices, and perspectives with our
partners. The experience will increase your confidence and enable you to
provide a valuable service to the community.
During your senior practicum, you
will work side-by-side with a registered nurse caring for patients. If you are
in the graduate nursing program, you will spend 250 practicum hours
implementing projects on issues such as toxins in the environment and health
literacy for immigrants.