Student Value Path Statment

  1. The Student Value Path is an extension of the classroom: a learning experience created for the students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not simply be a pursuit of the employer’s operations or the work routinely done by a regular employee.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The internship has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a tutor, a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the tutor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host partner that support learning objectives of Student Value Path.

Live the Student Value Path

We are aware of the challenges that institutions and educators face every day in order to guarantee their students and graduates an efficient integration in the work world, that is why the Student Value Path it is designed to integrate with the activities promoted by universities and institutions, by offering the students a highly qualifying training path and a concrete experience in the working field of choice.

Summer internships are not as widespread within European universities and businesses, as they are in the Anglo-Saxon world; recently, thus, their relevance is growing. A summer internship requires students with determination and maturity. European Universities do not always facilitate summer internship programs as they schedule exams throughout summer as well. Only the most organized students will be able to structure their exams in order to do both.

Every path is personalized depending on the student’s needs and aptitudes, in order to guide their choices, support their preparation for the job interview and follow them through their first experience in the working environment. The working environment and the need to act and interact in a certain way with colleagues is an experience rarely reproduced in an academic environment; yet, it is one which will be crucial after graduation when students start searching for their first job. During an internship, students are responsible for seeing a project through, from start to finish; this allows them to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Allowing students to take responsibility for “real” projects is important as it develops their determination. An internship also lets students experience and familiarize with different working environments and have a global vision of a firm. These are some of the ways in which an internship can benefit students, both in their personal and professional development.  It is important not to underestimate this experience after graduation. Numerous studies have shown that having previous work experience is one of the most important factors in a graduates early successful job search.

The Student Value Path is an innovative tool for concretely knowing and experimenting the numerous working fields related to the student’s education. In this way a student can use the knowledge acquired during the university period: the different steps of the path allow the student to adopt the knowledge learnt from books into the workplace, and there is the possibility to earn course credits for the University, if necessary.

Students must independently contact their university placement and orientation office and apply for internship accreditation within their academic courses. Career Paths can support this process by helping the student to develop the training and identify the company-based tutor.

Career Paths organises summer internships directly in Milan and New York, and, through our partners, in London, Barcelona, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

Our internships cover a wide range of sectors, including: finance, law, property, marketing, advertising, fashion and luxury goods, architecture, communications, evet organisation, public relations, art galleries, hospitality and tourism, TV production and more.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the Student Value Path are:

  • To be enrolled in a university of professional training establishment
  • To be taking one of:
    • A Bachelor degree
    • A Master degree
    • A single-cycle Master degree programme
    • A vocational Master programme
    • An advanced Master programme
  • To be aged between 18 and 26
  • To have a good knowledge of Italian or English

Costs and Payments

Student Value Path 2018 packages start from € 4 500, with 60% payable at the start of the Counselling Process and 40% at the start of the Experience in the Field component.

The service include advice, guaranteed internship, university credit, assistance in drafting CVs and application letters, trial interview, staff support, network activity and a programme welcome kit.

Transfers to and from Milan, meals, medical expenses and personal expenses are not included. Other activities may be provided, some of which subject to payment.

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