How to balance an internship and a full course load

Trying to balance an internship and a full course load this semester? If you want to be “connection-ready” when you leave school, making time for an internship is super important.

Each academic year University Career Services surveys all graduating graduate and undergraduate students at Longwood University to gather information regarding employment status, graduate/professional school enrollment, and starting salaries. 

Students, Parents, and Families if you have any questions please review our FAQ about the First Destination Survey. 

What is the First Destination Survey?

The First Destination Survey is a short, online survey that asks about what graduating students are doing or plan to do upon graduating from Longwood University.  Graduates are asked about their employment status, career field, job location, employer information, salary, and graduate/professional school enrollment. 

Where do I find the First Destination Survey? 

The First Destination Survey can be accesses by logging into Handshake and completing the survey.  The survey will be attached to your Handshake profile and if you cannot find it please reach out University Career Services. 

How long will it take to complete the survey? 

The First Destination Survey is short (five to seven minutes) online survey that is availalbe to Longwood University students prior to graduation. 

How will this information be used? 

The information you share, we will work to enhance our services provided to all Longwood University alumni as well as current and future Lancers.  Summary reports of the results are also used for accrediation and federal and state compliance.  

Are my responses confidential? 

Your responses are strictly confidential and no individual's answers will ever be identified in any report. 

Where can I find further information on this topic?

For any further questions please email Ashley Crute, Associate Director of Career Services at