Four quick questions
Hopkins GROW conversations are guided by four quick questions:
- How is this internship fitting in with your academics?
- What are you learning here that's helping you in school?
- What are you learning in class that you can apply here at your internship?
- Can you give me a couple of examples of things you have learned here that you think you will use in your chosen profession or next experience?
Why Hopkins GROW?
Research shows that students know they are learning many "real world" work skills, such as time management, conflict resolution,
and balancing priorities. What they may not connect on their own, however, is their classroom learning and their internships.
While some connections are really natural (e.g. a graphic design major working on a marketing team),
others require a bit more thought and deliberate attention. Supervisors are very important assets in helping students
make these connections between their internship and school.
Supervisors regularly check in with student interns on work flow, tasks, and assignments.
Taking an extra minute or two to periodically check in on how students are doing in classes,
and even asking them to relate what they are learning in the internship to course work or
vice versa can be all it takes to help get some connections firing.
- Instructions at a glance
- Email or Memo template
Capstone Conversation Form
WHAT IS THIS?
Use this form to take notes during the Hopkins GROW conversation.
- You MUST complete and submit this form in order for your student to meet the internship requirements.
To access the Capstone Conversation Form, login into SMILE and View Positions
. You will need to click the 'Hopkins GROW' button next to the student application.
*The GROW conversation is based on a program at The University of Iowa, and used with their permission.