Research shows that as levels of student involvement/engagement increases so does student retention in higher education (Roberts and McNeese, 2010). The School of Business offers engagement opportunities to Business majors through Internship in private and public sectors.
Internships are a great way to earn and learn! Students can earn money, credit, and increased marketability for the permanent job search while learning more about a specific field and applying classroom knowledge in a corporate environment. Companies benefit by saving on recruiting expenses and having the opportunity to evaluate student interns for full-time openings.
The School offers Finance Internship (FIN 4800), Management Internship (MGT 4800), and Marketing Internship (MKT 4900) to provide students the opportunity for a meaningful career-related experience in a variety of organizational settings. These Internship opportunities are open to all BSBA concentrations as well as to BSA students. It is expected that students will practice and expand upon their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a substantive work situation.
The Executive in Residence for Internships and Student Organizations, Ms. Ericka Jones Whitaker works closely with the Dean Ramin Maysami and Assistant Dean Stewart Thomas, and with the Dean’s Board of Business Advisors to identify internship opportunities. Students should actively seek such internship opportunities as well. The initiative to obtain an internship will prepare students to seek a permanent position upon graduation.
Students interested in pursuing the FIN 4800k, MGT 4800, and MKT 4900 for academic credit must:
Students are allowed to register for the Internship for three credits. The student must work 40 hours per semester credit hour.
Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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