Welcome to Career Services, where we provide students with the necessary knowledge for educational growth and career advancement.
Career Services is your primary resource for information, guidance, and support as you research and secure your internship and beyond as you advance in your career. We strive to not only provide information on jobs in the kitchen but help you explore the many opportunities in the food service and hospitality world.
Location: 7 School Street
Office Hours: Monday − Friday, 9:00 a.m − 5:00 p.m.
Internships are a highly rewarding experience for our students. Career Services is here as your primary resource for information, guidance and support as you research and secure your internship. We have information on many properties and opportunities in all facets of the food service and hospitality industries. We are open every weekday and you are encouraged to set up appointments or just stop by to talk about your internship options. During the first 3 months, you will learn more about the internship process in Professional Development classes. You will gain career experience through job searches, interviewing techniques and resume writing, all of which are incorporated into the class. The class will introduce Internship Parameters and Requirements and Internship Process
Basic Information Regarding Internship (for AOS & BA students):
Accreditation standards require that students work a minimum of 700 hours during the six-month internship. 700 hours can easily be accumulated in approximately 4 1/2 months of full time work (40 hours/week).
You may need to be flexible regarding geographic location. Due to economic and seasonal variations, certain areas are not appropriate for internship at different times of the year. We will advise you regarding availability and seasonality.
We highly encourage you to focus your research on our list of approved internship sites. These sites have a positive track record with NECI, and have proven to be progressive educational experiences. The approved sites vary greatly in terms of experiences.
Career Services knows these sites and can help you to look into sites that are a personal fit for you and your needs. Additionally, you should utilize the tremendous people resources at NECI: faculty, administrators, classmates and other students.
You must arrange for your own travel to your internship site and housing for that six-month period. Housing is not often provided by internship sites. Some sites do offer housing and when it is offered, there is usually a modest fee which may be taken out of your paycheck or your rate of pay may be lessened.
We look forward to meeting and working with you to secure a rewarding internship!
Career Services Office:
Eunice Jordan & Mae Quilty
7 School Street
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.