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Career Services

  • 30 Career Services at Highlands

    Come by room 126 at Highlands College with any career questions you may have Monday's from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • 2 Career Services in the SUB

    Come see what is happening in Career Services at the SUB every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • 2 Career Services Library Hours

    Drop into the library to ask quick career-related questions every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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    Experiential   Learning

    Montana Tech Career Services offers assistance in finding internships, co-ops, job shadows, fellowships, and volunteer positions for students while in school. Click on a program to read more.

    Health Profession Job Shadow Experience
    Benefits of Experiential Learning: Students and Employers
    Report Your Experience
    Required Paperwork, Credit Registration and other Forms
    Photo Contest


    Internships are an integral part of students’ academic coursework. The Internship Program combines classroom theory with real-world experience. Students work in supervised environments doing degree-related jobs.

    • Students may receive academic credit and are usually paid the normal salary for their position; however some internships are volunteer-based.
    • Students should talk to their advisor to figure out specific academic requirements for receiving credit.
    • Students may participate in an internship at any time during their academic career. Contact Career Services at (406) 496-4140 or for help in finding and preparing for internships.


    The Co-op program allows students to take a semester off to obtain degree-related experience as part of their curriculum.

    • Register for the Montana Tech Co-op course for little to no academic penalty.
    • Students maintain full-time enrollment status while working.
    • Many employers now offer long-term (6-8 month) co-ops.


    Volunteering is an important part of the college experience. Students not only learn how to use their education to serve the community, but gain valuable work experience in the process.

    Volunteering – Students

    Volunteer opportunities are posted in DIGGERecruiting. Conduct a job search and specify “volunteer” in the job search position type to view these opportunities.

    Log in to DIGGERecruiting

    Career Services also hosts a Volunteer Fair every year. Check out the Volunteer Fair information below.

    Finding Volunteers – Employers

    Career Services invites local non-profit organizations to post volunteer positions on DIGGERecruiting. Students can then search for, view, and apply for your volunteer positions. This is a great opportunity to tap into one of Butte’s most valuable resources- student volunteers!

    Log in to DIGGERecruiting

    Career Services also hosts a Volunteer Fair every year. Check out the Volunteer Fair information below.

    Volunteer Fair

    Career Services hosts a Volunteer Fair every year. The Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for students to speak to non-profit organizations about volunteer opportunities that benefit the community.

    Contact Career Services at (406) 496-4140 or for more information.

    Health Profession Job Shadow Experience

    The Health Profession Job Shadow Experience is a course designed to give students greater insight and understanding of health care professions. Students get the opportunity to:

    • Follow and observe health care professionals while they are on the job.
    • Learn about patients’ perspectives on their treatment, physician, illness, etc.
    • Gain insight on how health care professionals deal with day-to-day issues and tasks.
    • See what it is really like to be a health care professional.
    • Decide if a health care career is right for them.

    Ask your advisor and Career Services about finding a job shadow opportunity and requirements for credit.

    Benefits of Experiential Learning: Students and Employers

    Experiential Learning opportunities provide many benefits for students and employers.

    Students will:

    • Gain professional experience in the working world;
    • Sharpen interviewing, communication, and team skills in various work environments;
    • Apply knowledge from classes and coursework to real-life situations;
    • Develop specific career skills and knowledge;
    • Create professional contacts;
    • Learn directly from knowledgeable, experienced professionals;
    • Gain self-assurance and achieve personal growth;
    • Possibly receive academic credit and earn income;
    • Clarify their career goals.

    Employers will:

    • Receive assistance with special projects from highly motivated and enthusiastic students;
    • Get a fresh perspective on ongoing projects;
    • Have the benefit of developing supervisory skills for current staff;
    • Receive access to students with special skills and knowledge;
    • Have an opportunity to train new professionals in their fields;
    • Develop their own pool of potential employees;
    • Be able to evaluate interns before possibly hiring them full-time;
    • Enjoy a lower financial investment than is required for permanent employees;
    • Enhance college relations and recruitment efforts.

    Report Your Experience

    Career Services keeps a record of all internships, co-ops, volunteer work, summer jobs, and full-time jobs, whether or not the student receives academic credit. This information helps future students decide if they want to attend Montana Tech and keeps employers competitive in hiring students and graduates.

    Please take a moment to fill out a very short form about your experience.

    Report Experiential Learning Form

    Past Experiential Learning Surveys

    Required Paperwork, Credit Registration and other Forms

    Students with degree-related internships or co-ops may qualify for academic credit. Students should discuss credit with their internship advisor and Career Services. Once the internship or co-op has been approved, students can pick up the registration paperwork at Career Services.


    Career Services requires specific registration and evaluation forms. These forms are also shared with your supervisor. Click on a form to view it.


    Career Services can provide specific deadlines when students pick up forms. Here are some general deadlines:

    • Registration Forms must be completed, signed, and approved by Career Services before the campus registration deadline. Students should register for the internship before beginning work.
    • Learning Agreements need to be turned in to Career Services within the first two weeks of the internship.
    • Student Evaluations are due at the end of the internship.
    • Supervisor evaluations are due at the end of the internship.

    Photo Contest

    Career Services has a photo contest every year for interns and co-op participants. Watch for an email from Career Services for more information about submitting your photos.

     Drilling Intern2013 Intern Photo Winners

    Congratulations 2014 Intern Photo Contest Winners!
    Dan Hogan (Grand Prize)

    Lindsay Carlson (Students Choice)

    Ashley Finch (Faculty/Staff Choice)

    Alex Caravaggio (Honorable Mention)

    View past submissions on our Pinterest page.