Work-Based Learning

Positive Outcomes

If students are uncertain about whether or not to pursue an internship at Rowan-Cabarrus, the statistics alone are convincing. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring full-time positions. Internships give students the opportunity to:

  • Gain industry knowledge they will not learn anywhere else;
  • Accumulate evidence of ability;
  • Make critical professional contacts;
  • Improve confidence; and
  • Possibly land a full-time job.
Interns are positioned for long-term success and highly sought after and valued by employers because of the Work-Based Learning philosophy of “best fit employment” – the right students, with the right skills, prepared for the right jobs, with the right employers in the right fields. Employers state that interns are intelligent, exceptionally hardworking, and very focused on growing as new professionals while providing the best possible services to the organization.