The Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) is solely committed to helping our interns reach their full potential by excelling in their academic studies and career field, at the same time helping them to network with other interns in the same field.
The Dean of the Social Behavioral Sciences & Human Services pairs students in the program with faculty in their area of interest. For example, a student with an interest in medicine may be paired with a psychology professor who specializes in the application of psychological principles to the practice of medicine. Also, a student who wishes to work in the public sector (ex: city manager) may be paired with a political science professor who specializes in state and local government.
There are many types of internships. An Internship is one of the best ways to gain professional experiences, while also enhancing your resume. Additionally, it is a great way to acquaint yourself with the opportunities and challenges within an industry, while learning universal values like responsibility, accountability, and teamwork.
The SBSHS Professional Enhancement Program (PEP), is a unique internship which pairs Broward College students with Broward College leaders and community professionals to gain experience and knowledge in their intended fields of study and/or careers. Internship providers who participate in the program share their time and talent to give interns meaningful, career-related experiences.
This program is designed for you to take on the roles and responsibilities of a valued member of any organization. In turn, your attendance, punctuality, dress, and work ethic should reflect your academic and professional aspirations, as well as your commitment to your parents, teachers, school, and peers.
Good Academic Standing
1. Commit to a PEP orientation session and weekly internship training meetings.
2. Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, which includes arriving on time for designated workshops, sessions, and work, notifying the site supervisors of any deviations from the established schedule, and dressing to the standard of the organization and the work being performed.
3. Complete tasks that include but are not limited to the submission of weekly reports, PEP experiences and assigned P.I.E.S.
4. Communicate with the Lead Intern, project supervisor and/or faculty mentor any issues that may affect your performance of designated responsibilities of the overall success of the experience.
paid, unpaid, for credit...
WANT TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY?
Time/Talents/ and Treasures
Determine how much time you can afford to spend together with your protégé.
Determine what unique specialization or expertise that you can offer to your protégé.
Determine what resources that you can offer to your protégé (ex. Special contacts, information concerning scholarships, job or internship reference).
Establish Explanations and Expectations
Establish clear expectations and consequences for not abiding by ground-rules.
Learn about your protégé’s priorities and objectives.
Provide your protégé answers to basic questions or refer them to the proper source for their questions.
Create a schedule for meeting and communicating
Create opportunities for collaboration
Be a source of “Help” for your protégé
Be a source of “Hope” for your protégé
BC Alumnus 2019
Act first, think later. You can’t allow yourself to get caught up in your own thoughts.
BC Alumna 2018
It is important to work hard and just trust that the future will turn out the way it should.
BC Alumna 2019
Be more confident and open to starting conversations with people I’m not familiar with.
BC Alumna 2012
Get involved wayyy earlier and find out about study abroad