Career Services and Internships

Mission Statement

The Office of Career Services and Internships is dedicated to assisting students and alumni as they discover their professional goals and develop life-long career management skills.

 

The Office of Career Services and Internships supports students and alumni in the development and achievement of career decisions and goals. The University is dedicated to providing resources to enhance students’ knowledge in the areas of career exploration, job search skills, and information on employment and internship opportunities.

Services are provided to all Cumberland students and graduates and include:
  • Self-assessment and Career Planning
  • Internship and Job Postings
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Career-Related Workshops

Location

Learning & Career Commons, Office 202
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Hours:
Please contact Career Services at careerservices@cumberland.edu or 615-547-1357 to schedule a meeting.

Welcome to the Internship Program of Cumberland University. Your time as an intern will be one of the most beneficial parts of your learning experience during college. While each academic department constructs its own learning goals and grading criteria for its interns, the management of the internship program is assumed by the Office of Career Services and Internships. The Internship Coordinator is here to assist you in any way possible to make your internship work for you, both as a career assessment tool, and as an important credential as you work toward your career goals.

 

What is an Internship?

Internships require students to be more responsible and aware of the given environment. During the internship phase, students apply skills learned through classes and other experiences where he/she has to work directly under the employer. An internship is not part of an academic course, but is the academic course.

Students participating in an internship may or may not be paid. Most organizations require that students seek academic credit for the experience. Along with this requirement, students not receiving compensation are required to have their employer sign the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Students may also be required by faculty sponsors to submit assignments or special projects based on information gathered during the internship experience.

Information for Employers

Thank you for your interest in Cumberland University students and alumni! The Office of Career Services provides resources to assist students of all majors with self-assessment, employer and job market information, internships, graduate school preparation, and career management skills. You can connect with our students through online job postings, internships, on-campus recruitment, and the Nashville Area College to Career Fair.

Career Fair

Cumberland University is a consortium member of the Nashville Area College to Career and Teacher Recruitment Fair.
For more information on the Nashville Area College to Career Fair, please visit www.nashvillefairs.org.
Employer Regulations
Click here for information regarding Internship Programs and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Focus 2 Assessment

Career Services offers you an online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and goals.

Click here to start your FOCUS 2 Assessment

Returning FOCUS-2 users may log in here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about FOCUS-2, please contact the Office of Career Services and Internships located in the Learning and Career Commons, office 202 or by phone at (615) 547-1357 or by email at careerservices@cumberland.edu.