Busting Internship Myths

Myth 1: You Register For an Internship When You Register For Classes

Reality 1: Internship Registration is Separate From Time Assignments.

Internship registration isn’t due until the first day of the semester you intern. If you plan to intern in Spring ‘24 internship registration isn’t due until January 22 Continue reading

Still Looking for an Internship?

Once you’ve been approved for internship eligibility it can be stressful trying to find and secure an internship. One good thing about securing an internship is that you don’t need to secure one until the first day of the semester you’re interning. This means, if you don’t yet have an internship, you have all of winter break to find one. Continue reading

Hawk Studios Announces Inaugural Film Festival!

Hawk Studios is proud to announce its first-ever film festival on DECEMBER 7th @ 7 PM in the CSB AUDITORIUM! This film festival will showcase the creativity and artistic achievements of any New Paltz students who wish to enter! Students have the opportunity to present their OWN FILMS for the chance of winning at The Festival. If you do not wish to be involved in the selection process, you can still choose to show your film for fun while keeping it out of the selection process. Students who choose to be a part of the selection process could win some fun prizes! The winner for BEST PICTURE will receive a $50 Best Buy Gift Card! You also have the chance to win: Continue reading

What To Do Once You Have Been Approved for Internship Eligibility

Once you’ve been certified eligible to intern you may find an internship (in order to graduate you must intern at least one semester). When you do this there are a few steps you have to take. First, when you are approved you will be sent a congrats email/text, make sure you not only read the email but also to save it, you will need to reference it later The congrats email has all the steps and resources you need to find and secure an internship.  Here are a few resources for where to go from here. Continue reading

Juniors and Sophomores, Get Ahead!

Juniors and Sophomores! Even though you have some time, you should start to think about when you want to complete your required internship. You could always start the process today by making sure you’re eligible for an internship. Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you start looking for an internship placement. However, once you are certified eligible, you remain eligible until graduation as long as your GPA doesn’t drop below a 2.5. Remember, there are no retroactive credits given for an internship, this means you must complete an internship for credit after you have been approved. It’s worth it to get approved sooner than later, just to ensure you have time in case something goes wrong.  Continue reading

Transfers: Register for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 30 New Paltz Credits

Transfer students, you should apply for internship eligibility once you have 30 New Paltz credits. Applying for internship eligibility means you must be approved to earn credits for any internship you complete, before you complete it. In order to do a required internship for credits you must be certified eligible. Although you only have to be certified one semester before, we recommend you get certified asap to get the application done with. Once you are eligible you remain eligible until you graduate (unless your GPA drops below a 2.5). Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits. Continue reading