Bowling Green State University guarantees students who complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program, and meet the identified criteria,  the opportunity to participate in an internship or other experiential learning activity during their undergraduate career.

Register Here to Participate

*Effective for Class of Fall 2014. Not applicable for transfer students.

To qualify to participate in the program, students must register before the end of their first semester.

Experiential Learning Activities

Experiential learning involves active, coordinated learning. Options include:

  • Internships (paid or unpaid)
    • Off-campus
    • On-campus
  • Co-ops
    • Off-campus
    • On-campus
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Field Experiences
  • Clinicals
  • Practicum
  • Case Studies/Group Internship

Student Criteria

To qualify for the Falcon Internship Guarantee, students need to successfully complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program and meet the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA (or other academic requirements listed for the degree or program)
  • Major declared by sophomore year
  • Making satisfactory progress towards a degree (as defined by BGSU’s “Unsatisfactory Academic Progress” policy found in the Undergraduate Catalog and the Student Financial Aid “Satisfactory Academic Progress” policy)
  • Successful completion of employment background check

FALCON INTERNSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAM (to be completed by students’ junior year)

*Students need to successfully complete all of the following components of the program to be eligible for the Falcon Internship Guarantee.

I. Overview Session

II. Career Exploration

a. FOCUS Self-Assessments

b. Career Exploration Workshop or Individual Meeting (Decision Making and Goal Setting)
*must complete FOCUS Self-Assessments prior to the workshop or meeting

c. Informational Interview Project (Complete interview and process it with Career Center staff)


a. UNIV 1310 – Career & Life Planning Course (includes FOCUS and Informational Interviews)

III. Internship Preparation        

a. Resume Enhancement Workshop or Resume Consultation

b. Approved Resume on WorkNet

c. Hot Spot: Internship Search Workshop or Customized Internship Search Meeting

d. Skype Mock Interview Workshop or Individual Mock Interview

IV. Fall and Spring EXPO Job & Internship Fairs

a. Attendance at career fairs 

b. EXPO Prep or related preparation activities

V. Internship Transition

a. Registration of internship, co-op, or other experiential learning activity with the University

b. Succeed at Your Internship Workshop

VI. Internship Follow-up (after completion of experiential learning activity)

a. Meeting with career consultant

b. Written synopsis of experience

Typical Path for a Student Completing the Falcon Internship Guarantee

  • Freshman
    • Apply to participate in the Falcon Internship Guarantee
    • Attend an overview session
    • Begin the Falcon Internship Preparation Program
      • Participate in individualized/group career exploration meetings with career consultants or complete UNIV 1310
      • Attend Fall and Spring EXPO Job & Internship Fairs
    • Declare major
  • Sophomore
    • Complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program
      • Participate in individualized/group internship preparation appointments with career consultants
      • Attend Fall and Spring EXPO Job & Internship Fairs
      • Complete internship transition workshop
    • Apply for, interview, and obtain an internship or co-op experience
  • Junior
    • Process internship experience with career consultants
    • Provide written synopsis of internship experience to the Career Center
    • Complete additional internship experiences
  • Senior
    • Complete additional internship experiences
    • Work with career consultants on job or graduate school search process

Falcon Internship Guarantee Registration Form

To register to participate in the Falcon Internship Guarantee program, complete the following form. For questions regarding this program, contact the Career Center at 419-372-2356.

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Upon completion of the form, you will be contacted to attend an overview workshop.