Each student is encouraged to participate in at least on internship during her time at Agnes Scott.  An internship is an educational
experience in which a student learns to relate her academic knowledge in an applied setting.

Agnes Scott maintains a robust variety of internship relationships.  Internships may be engaged in for credit or not for credit. Internships provide a valuable adjunct to classroom learning and serve as a vehicle for professional exploration.

Internships are real world applications of both a student’s major discipline as well as the broader liberal arts experience. An internship allows a student to extend and expand her area of study from the classroom to the outside world. Internships also provide professional insight into a student’s career interests. Often the student’s internship experience assists her in more clearly defining the specific professional area she wants to pursue. Sometimes, the experience reveals to the student that she needs to reassess her career direction or graduate study plans.

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Career Observation Days

The Career Observation Days program provides students with an opportunity to try out a career before committing to it. Students are matched with a host for a day of on-site shadowing and observation.  A student can then determine if it is a career to think about or, just as important, if it not what she wants to pursue.  Career Observation Days are scheduled each year during the week prior to the start of spring semester.  Please watch the news and events section for applications, deadlines and Career Observation Day sponsors.


We are very grateful to the 2013 Career Observation Days sponsor organizations including:

The Atlanta Hawks Radio Network-Sports Radio 680 The Fan
Betty Scott Noble, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Statistical Science Team
Children 1st Pediatrics
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

City of Decatur
The Coca-Cola Company
Cousins Properties Incorporated
DeKalb Board of Commissioners
The High Museum of Art
IBM Corporation

Information Sessions

Hiring organizations and graduate/professional schools hold open information session throughout the academic year.  These sessions give students the opportunity to learn about the organization and to ask questions in a more informal setting.

Watch News and Events and follow Career Planning on social media for upcoming Information Sessions.

Career Resource Library

The Career Resource Library is open to all students, alumnae, faculty and staff members. The library has career-development, job-search and graduate-school resources, including:

  • Career-exploration books
  • National & regional internship directories
  • Employer information
  • Fellowship information
  • Graduate and professional school information
  • Graduate school tests information
  • Journals, newspapers and magazines
  • Online resources