Fact Sheet for Site Supervisors of OLPD 4496 Undergraduate Applied Experience
Submit Spring portfolios to the course Moodle site by:
December 13 for Fall term
May 4 for Spring term
Reminder: You must have your applied experience approved by the course instructor prior to starting.
The purpose of the internship is to provide the student with an opportunity to engage in real-life sales and/or marketing experiences under the supervision of practitioners from industry, for-profit or non-profit business, or government.
While the applied experience may be job related and conducted at the student's place of employment, the activities must be above and beyond normal job responsibilities. Students are encouraged to limit activities to those that can be achieved within a semester.
- Sales activities include: creating cold call sales plan, designing telesales scripts, targeting appropriate market for sales plan and more.
- Marketing activities include: utilizing the 4 Ps of Marketing for a particular product/service of the organization, market research, develop comprehensive marketing plan for product/service to launch marketing campaign and more.
The department encourages host sites to pay student interns; however, there may be times when a non-paid internship is appropriate.
The Role of the Student
- Discuss activities with your site supervisor, and obtain agreement (see Contract).
- Keep a written log of your time, activities, and applicable theories.
- Submit a final report to your host supervisor and applied experience instructor.
The Role of the Site Supervisor
- Provide input on the applied experience activities.
- Be the "on-site" point person (supervisor), to give guidance and direction to the student during the project and provide feedback along the way.
- Submit a brief evaluation based on your experience with this applied experience. There is no standard format for the evaluation except that the letter be signed and on the organization's letterhead. Content is at the discretion of the site supervisor but might include such things as the student's working relationships, the value of the experience for your organization and for the student, the extent of satisfaction with completion of the terms of the contract and with any finished product that was delivered by the student. We would also greatly appreciate knowing if you would be interested in providing applied experience opportunities for future students.
The Role of the Internship Instructor
- Provide input on the objectives and field experience activities.
- Serve as a resource for the student.
- If necessary, serve as mediator between the student and site supervisor.
- Assign grade in a timely manner after approval of final paper.
Revised September 6, 2017