The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is pleased to offer two incredible programs this summer in support of student's career development.
The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on summer experiences. Based on the limited opportunities for in-person summer experiences as of April 17, the original application deadline of April 21 has been extended until July 1, 2020.
Through this time, the Career Development Summer Funding Program Review Committee will review student funding applications on a rolling basis. If you have secured a summer experience and want to discuss the eligibility of your experience, please complete this form. After completion, a member of the Funding Review Committee will contact you.
As a reminder, the Career Development Summer Funding Program is intended to provide funding to support expenses related to food, transportation, and housing that are incurred as a result of a student participating in an unpaid or low paid summer internship experience. Virtual experiences would not typically be eligible for funding as they do not incur these expenses.
Please be advised that students participating in summer experiences do so at their own risk. Students are advised to evaluate health and safety conditions with any summer experience, particularly related to COVID-19. Funding support through the University does not constitute endorsement of the health and safety conditions at a particular location.
Winter Funding Opportunities:
Due to the limited opportunities that were available during the Summer of 2020, and in light of the early semester ending date, the Center for Career Development is offering a limited number of internship funding awards during the extended 2020-2021 winter break. Internship eligibility would need to meet the same requirements as our summer funding listed on below under "eligibility."
The application deadline to be considered for internship funding for winter experiences is December 1, 2020. Through this time, the Career Development Summer Funding Program Review Committee will review student funding applications on a rolling basis.
As a reminder, the Career Development Funding Program is intended to provide funding to support expenses related to food, transportation, and housing that are incurred as a result of a student participating in an unpaid or low paid internship experience. Virtual experiences would not typically be eligible for funding as they do not incur these expenses. The Funding Program is not available as an option for income replacement.
Students are advised to evaluate health and safety conditions with any experience, particularly related to COVID-19. Funding support through the University does not constitute endorsement of the health and safety conditions at a particular location.
The Career Development Summer Funding Program application is now closed. If you have secured a summer experience after July 1, 2020 and are seeking funding support to cover expenses as a result of pursuing your summer experience, please contact the Center for Career Development to inquire if funds are available.
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President's Circle Mentor Program
In it's eighth year, the President's Circle Mentor Program provides the opportunity for a student to be paired with a member of the President's Circle for the summer. This mentor program requires the mentor and mentee to connect via phone call, emails, in person or by virtual video conference a minimum of 3 times.
Mentors in the President's Circle are often in positions of leadership in their company, and at times in their overall industry. Before applying, understand that respect and timeliness are of utmost importance when connecting with this group of leaders.
Requirements of the mentor program include:
- Students applying must have an internship or summer position secured.
- All students in the mentor program are required to be respectful, sincere and prompt.
- Students in the program are required to actively initiate the mentorship and to meet/call/connect with their mentor at least three times (3) over the summer.
- Students paired with a President's Circle Mentor are REQUIRED to attend a 20 minute training session the weekend of May 3rd. The Center for Career Development will provide best practices in mentoring and provide time for you to research your mentor during this training.
The President's Circle Mentor Program Committee appoints mentor/mentee pairs based upon the mentor's expertise and what each student states as their career interests and goals. The committee is comprised of Notre Dame career services professionals, career counselors, and University Relations President's Circle staff. The committee will pair students with a mentor volunteer they believe can best support the student's professional development. All the information in this application is taken into consideration when pairing a student with a mentor. Given the finite number of mentor volunteers from all industries, the student selection process will be selective.
Career Development Summer Funding Program
Check this page to confirm if you are eligible for funding. The 2020 Career Development Summer Funding Program Application will prompt you to complete the following 6 steps:
- Video Personal Statement through Big Interview
- Background Information
- Anticipated Summer Expense Report
- Upload Resume
- Employer Verification
- University Waiver and Funding Guidelines
This funding award is intended to support the living expenses (food, trasportation, and housing) incurred as a result of participating in an internship.
Post Summer Reflection Prompt:
Length: 1-page, single spaced
Mention and include any/all of the below points in the reflection. This is ultimately your reflection so if the below isn't helpful, tell about your experience however you'd like! It must be one full page and with your name at the top.
Recap your role and responsibilities
What were a few big lessons you learned or significant achievements?
How has this experience influenced your next steps?
Any other reflections or comments about the summer experience (job duties, projects, possibility of returning there full time/interning again, etc.)
Including photos is highly encouraged!
Post Summer Thank You Letter:
Please write a thank you letter to your respective donor. Take time to reflect on the experience you had this summer and write about your summer experience. Be sure to identify any of the following as key takeaways from your summer experience:
Recap your role and responsibilities
Articulate soft and technical skills that you learned as a result of your summer experience
Share any mentorship experiences that you may have experienced this summer
Indicate how your summer experience will aid you in pursuit of your future goals
Explain any significant achievements and/or accomplishments you completed this summer
More information about Center Development Summer Funding Program, eligibility requirements, and other specifics can be found on our website:
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