Next Step is now accepting both Student and Department applications for the Spring 2019 semester. Applications will be accepted from 11/5/2018 – 11/23/2018.
UMSL’s Next Step, formerly known as the Student Plus Program, is an on-campus experiential learning program that allows students to gain knowledge through university departments, become more engaged with the campus community and enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities. Next Step also places its main focus on degree completion.
The paid internship program bridges college to career transition through practical workshops focused on resume-building experience, career preparation and self-discovery. Focused on developing the students’ core competencies, Next Step includes: Critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, career management, oral/written communications, digital technology, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency.
The placement of students within departments depends upon two things: What kind of experience the student is wanting to gain and the needs of the department. Students will be able to work an average of 28 hours a week.
More information on how to apply, for both students and departments, is provided on the Next Step Program web page.