CHU Career Services (CHUCS)

Colorado Heights University Career Services (CHUCS) is committed to enhancing our students’ educational and professional career opportunities through career counseling, career tests, self-assessment, reflection, and internships.Students are required to actively participate in their professional development. Career Services offers opportunities for students to engage with professionals and work on their professional development. Career related workshops are advertised through the Career Services database, sent to student e-mail accounts, and posted throughout the school.

All degree students are required to complete CHUCS101as a corequisite with their first internship. Students will not receive a grade for their nternships until they complete and pass CHUCS101.

Internship Courses

Recognizing the importance of learning by doing, CHU provides credit for experiential learning; CHU follows NACE criteria for determining if an experience can reasonably be defined as an internship:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.For more information please see:http://www.naceweb.org/connections/advocacy/internship_position_paper/.

On or before the census date in which an internship course begins, students must obtain signed internship course instructor approval and Director of Career Services approval, using the Colorado Heights University Internship Course/CPT Agreement form (available in the CHUCS office). Approval is based on the student having secured a position with an organization that meets internship criteria as reported by NACE and registration in the corequisite CHUCS101 course

Students may complete no more than one of their internship courses on campus. For all subsequent courses, students must obtain an internship off campus.