Students who major in French, German, or Spanish sometimes wonder about their ability to find a job after graduation.

One way to obtain professional experience that  will enable them to compete successfully in the job market is to enroll in either an internship or a co-op related to their major or minor.  Either one allows you to put the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the classroom into practice and can help you establish connections with professionals in the field who can mentor you and serve as references when you are on the job market.  Occasionally, an internship or a co-op can lead to a full-time position in the company or organization where you work.

The requirements for an internship are different from those for a co-op.