Setting up a Flashternship - Student Steps
Follow these steps to create your own Flashternship experience!
- Identify at least 3 companies/organizations you would like to see first hand.
- Use Handshake to research these companies/organizations and identify at least one position at each that interests you.
- Email your interests to Flashternship@kent.edu
That's it! After you email us, one of our career advisors will contact you to help plan your Flashternship experience!
“I was able to talk to the student leaders about how to start getting involved in media, so I found some interesting student opportunities to do on campus. Also, it was not only the networking event, but it so also an initial step to go after what I want”
-Janelle, Fashion Merchandising Freshman
FAQ for Students:
Who is eligible to do a Flashternship?
Any Kent State student can experience a Flashternship. However, only freshmen and sophomores are eligible to earn $50 FLASHcash per day of the Flashternship to help offset any costs incurred (transportation, housing, meals, etc.). To be eligible, qualifying students must complete a reflection after the Flashternship and a university gift reporting form.
How should I prepare for a Flashternship?
- Bring a notepad and pen, and write down some questions ahead of time.
- Dress professionally. “Professional” depends on the job/industry. When in doubt, ask your Career Advisor or even the person you are shadowing for advice.
- Pick a time to job shadow that works best for you. Also, consider the job's schedule. (For example, if you want to shadow a teacher, it will be hard to find one working in the summer.)
How often can I do a Flashternship?
There is no limit to the number of Flashternships you can do. However, due to the time involved in planning each job shadow, students are encouraged to make their Flashternships count!
How do I reflect Flashternships on my resume?
Since Flashternships are short, they are not true work experiences where you make contributions, develop skills, or acquire experience. However, since they are valuable in helping you learn about industries and occupations, you may choose to include them in your work history section or with your volunteer or extracurriculars. Make sure you’re clear on what you did and learned.