Overall Dana Requirements
- First Year
- a. Dana First Year Seminar (1.0 credit)
- Sophomore Year
- a. Sophomore Seminar (0.5 credit)
- Senior Year
- a. Dana Forum (0.5 credit each semester, 1 credit total)
- Before Graduation
- a. Mentorship (1.0 credit total), AND
- b. Mentorship or Internship (1.0 more credit)
Questions and Answers
1. What’s the difference between an internship and a mentorship?
|Work experience undertaken for the purpose of applying knowledge from the classroom to a practical work environment and actively reflecting on that activity. This can also be an experience that allows a student to gain insights into a profession. See row below about research internships.||Allows students to collaborate with a faculty member of choice in order to develop an original project. Similar to an independent study. This is meant to encourage independent research and original work.|
|Must submit an internship registration form to the Registrar within the internship registration deadline. It must be registered as a DNA credit (DNA 960).||Must discuss a research plan/proposal with the faculty sponsor you want to work with before registering for the mentorship. Must submit a mentorship registration form (same as independent study registration form) to the Registrar within the registration deadline. It must be registered as a DNA credit (DNA 970).|
|Working as a research assistant to Faculty, you don’t have authorship over the research. You are assisting the professor in their research.||Doing original research under supervision of faculty, find faculty whose research is related to your original research to be your “mentor.”|
|Final reflection paper and weekly or bi-weekly logs submitted to the faculty internship supervisor.||It can take any form as long as it is agreeable to the student and the mentoring faculty member. It must beashareable form that reflects your work.