Dr. Joel Overall, assistant professor of English and director of the department’s internship program, was recently quoted in a University Business Magazine article about remote internships.
The article, titled “Remote internships: Planning for and supporting students”, focuses primarily on six steps for making digital internships work. Dr. Overall offered his expertise as an internship coordinator in establishing communication requirements and identifying the characteristics of a successful digital intern.
In the article, Overall is quoted saying, “A college’s internship director should Skype or call the company supervisor ‘to establish expectations for communication with the student, which should be often and substantial.’ The supervisor needs to understand that the student’s compensation is the educational opportunity that the organization provides.”