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Student FAQs

Where can I find Strategic Partnership's office?

In the Student Services and Classroom Building, Suite 3203.

What is an internship?

An internship is a practical work experience that enables a student to gain knowledge and skills within an organization, industry, or functional area that reflects the student's academic and professional interests.

Why should I pursue an internship?

The advantages of completing an internship are significant. An internship provides:

  • An opportunity to explore a career field and gain relevant work experience.
  • A chance to develop transferable skills valued by employers.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in your field of interest.
  • An experience with the job search process.
What type of internships does Strategic Partnerships offer?

There are a wide range of internship opportunities. Stop by the office or visit the internship link to learn more.

Can an internship be paid and credit-bearing simultaneously?

Yes, an internship can be paid and registered for academic credit. Internships approved for one unit of credit require a minimum of 180 hours and an academic component. Work with your academic advisor to learn of the related requirements.

Once my internship is approved, is there any other paperwork to complete?

It is your responsibility as a student to complete a mid-semester and final semester evaluation form. The evaluation forms are part of the grading process. Be sure to remind your site supervisors to submit the employer mid-semester and final evaluation forms, as these are necessary to receive a final grade.

General FAQs

What does Strategic Partnerships do?
  • Identifies new partners
  • Secures new partnerships
  • Identifies industry leaders to participate in class presentations and provide company tours
  • Identifies job shadowing and internship opportunities
What makes Strategic Partnerships different from Career Services?

Strategic Partnerships is a new model that guarantees an experiential learning experience for all students regardless of financial resources or personal networks. Students put together a unique suite of global, research, and internship experiences that set them apart. Students have access to advisors with expertise in specific industries.

Why is Strategic Partnership's overall goal?

To help our students succeed and become confident, competent, courageous, caring and contributing citizens of the world.

Who are Strategic Partnership's external partners?

Corporations, government organizations, non-government organizations

Who are Strategic Partnership's internal partners?

Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the four colleges, Student Affairs, University Advancement and Career Services


  • Strategic Partnerships

    Phone: 281-283-2076
    Fax: 281-283-2010

    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Student Services and Classroom Building (SSCB), Suite 3203
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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