Benedictine University at Mesa will begin providing internships to all students to help them attain practical work experience before earning their degrees.
The University’s proposal to offer an expanded work experience program was recently approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Understanding that just earning a degree isn’t enough in today’s ultra-competitive job market, the University is partnering with local businesses and the City of Mesa to offer relevant internships for students. One opportunity for internships for Benedictine students is through the City of Mesa Police Department.
“Due to the nature of these internships and the background checks necessary to work as an intern for the Mesa Police Department, students are encouraged to apply for an internship months in advance,” said Kevin Broeckling, associate vice president for Student Life at Benedictine University at Mesa. “We are growing our relationships with the community every day to develop other professional internship experiences.”
More internship opportunities are being planned to provide necessary out of the classroom experiences which Benedictine promises its students.
BenU students are taught to be innovative and garner hands-on experiences through internships, student groups, athletics, external volunteer programs and development projects. The University is accepting applications for fall 2015 enrollment.
Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.