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StuPro Mentor

Hosting a student for an on-campus internship can be extremely rewarding. Mentors are able to participate closely in a student's professional development and align hands-on experiences with their academic pursuits. As a mentor you can:                                           

  • Gain innovative ideas and fresh perspective
  • Receive cost effective valuable contributions
  • Promote academic, personal and professional development
  • Increase student/departmental engagement

Should you have any questions about the StuPro process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Career Services office at 405.208.5171 or careerservices@okcu.edu.

Program Timeline

Application for Funding Opens: December 1, 2016 at 8 am

Application for Funding Closes: January 6, 2017 at 5pm

Notification of Application Status via email: by February 1, 2017

On Campus Internships posted to OCUWorks: week of February 1, 2017

Mentor Orientation and Update: April 2017, TBD dates

Internships begin: August 2017

StuPro Funding Levels

Please consider this information carefully when designing a potential internship position:

$1,600 = 5 hours per week for fall and spring semesters or 10 hours per week for one semester only

$3,200= 10 hours per week for fall and spring semesters or 20 hours per week for one semester only

Mentor Role Requirements

The StuPro program on-campus internship positions are not the same as other student work-study or on-campus student employment opportunities.  Mentors should be prepared to not only provide oversight and training but also feedback on professional demeanor, business communication and office etiquette. Students mastering these critical skills are in high demand in the professional world.Provide basic data to Career Services on the number of applicants applying to your awarded position

  • Qualified Mentors must be full-time Staff or Faculty
  • Attend an information and program update session as requested
  • Complete Student Employment and Career Services paperwork in a timely manner
  • Ensure that no more than 25% of the work is dedicated to everyday tasks (running errands, answering phones, etc)
  • Provide hands-on professional experiences aligned with learning objectives and on-going critical feedback 
  • Monitor and track attendance and submit accurate payroll 
  • Complete a short online mid-term assessment on your StuPro and your role as a Mentor
  • Complete an online year end  evaluation 
  • Facilitate your StuPro's participation in required professional career development activities
StuPro Learning Contract

The Learning Contract is a defined discussion of expectations and outcomes between Mentor and Intern.  This is meant to reinforce professionalism and set clear communication from day one. Mentors and Interns will need to complete the contract together and discuss the three major learning outcomes that align with the position. 

All contracts must be completed with signatures and emailed to the Career Services office no later than one week after the defined internship start date. 

Professional Development Requirements

All StuPro interns are required to fulfill two Professional Development (PD) activities and submit their Resume and Cover Letter to Career Services for review. Resume/Cover Letter submission and completion of one PD activity is required prior to the conclusion of the fall term. One of these PD activities must include participation in an OCU Campus Career Fair. 

Professional Development Activities include:

  • Career and Internship Fair, held each semester
  • Career Services Presentation or Workshop, various opportunities each semester
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Headshot and LinkedIn Profile Review or Development
  • Mock Interview
  • Networking or other school/professional association event (must be approved by Career Services)