1. What are the requirements to be eligible for an internship?
Only full time SolBridge students who have a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for internships organized by for the Career Development Center.Â Exchange students are welcome to look for internships during their stay in Korea through other means such as personal contacts, Internet, and other sources.
2. How do I find an internship related to my specialization?
All available internships are posted on the website so students are encouraged to read the internship tasks to see if they are related to the type of work experience they desire.
3. Do I need to pay to do an internship?
There is no fee to participate in the internship program organized by the Career Development Center.Â There are independent companies whose sole purpose is to provide internships and they are quite costly.Â Students are welcome to use them if they see fit for their career development.
4. Do I get paid for doing an internship?
Some internships are paid while others are not at all.Â In some cases, companies participating in the internship program pay for transportation and meal costs.Â The range of a paid internship can vary from 200,000 won -500,000 won/month.
5. What happens if the internship period is longer than my time off from university?Â Can I continue to work for the company while I am attending classes?
In most cases, internships organized through the Career Development Center are for 10 weeks which is the time available during semester breaks.Â However, in the event that an internship is longer than this time period, the student is encouraged to discuss working beyond this time with both the school and the workplace to find a suitable arrangement to continue the internship since it is important to get as much professional experience as possible before graduating.
6. What legal papers do I need to have in order to work in Korea while I am on a student visa?
A student can work while he/she has a D-2 visa.Â This visa is for all international students.Â However, they need to have a work permit which is obtained by getting a copy of the certificate of business registration of the hiring company, a completed application form from the Ministry of Justice (available from Student Services) and a recommendation for part-time work of foreign student (available from Student Services).Â The cost is 10,000 won.
7. What are the benefits for me to do an internship?
As a student who will graduate with a business degree with the hope of finding a job upon graduation, the internship experience will provide you the practical experience of knowing what really goes on in organizations.Â This real world experience will make you a stronger candidate for employment when you graduate. Â Learning about teamwork, meeting deadlines and writing reports are some examples of what you will have to do in your everyday life, so by having an opportunity to experience it first hand, before getting your job, is a great way to train to become the professional you aspire to be.Â In addition you will have the opportunity to experience what life is like working in specific functions in specific companies/industries.Â Based on how you like the experience you may choose to learn more or less about that function or industry in the remainder of your academic work so that you are best prepared for your ideal position when you graduate.