Internships

Info for employers


 
(Updated August 2017)
 
Why internships?
  • An internship is an opportunity to work in a business, agency, or organization before finishing college.
  • You'll gain practical experience and insight before graduation.
  • You'll learn about a company's culture and find out whether your values are compatible.
  • You'll meet the decision-makers who may influence or assist your future career choices. 

What should I expect during my internship?

Students work alongside professionals at the business and are mentored by supervisors. Often students are assigned to work on special projects that allow them to put into practice the concepts and theory learned in the classroom. The level of responsibility they enjoy as an intern surprises many students. This opportunity offers much more than a work-study position or part-time job. What is done during an internship will vary based on the amount of experience you bring to the internship and your willingness to take on added responsibilities. Though assignments vary from internship to internship, you are encouraged to take on more challenges and responsibilities with each new internship.

How do I find an internship?

Plan early and start early. Be sure that you have a resume and are ready to apply, because some internships are only open for a very short time. Interns with some of the larger employers are recruited very early in the year, so investigate the hiring process of the companies in which you are most interested.

How do I sign up for academic credit?

Eligibility

  • Completion of three 300 level core courses in Business
  • Minimum 2.0 CUM GPA and not on academic probation
  • Be a registered Milgard School of Business student with a declared option.

Undergraduate credits earned for internships may be used to fulfill general university elective credits.

Students may earn 3-10 credits per quarter for an internship. A maximum of 10 internship credits are allowed towards the degree and are considered general elective credits only.
If the work of an internship spreads between different terms, the student only needs to submit one internship application. They should specify the number of credit hours for each term that corresponds to the amount of work that takes place in that term. They will be graded separately for each quarter. It is against policy to grant academic credit for work already completed. Students cannot apply for internship credit for their current job.
 
See the updated internship documents for detailed information about procedures, application forms, course assignments and evaluation forms. 

Complete and submit the TBUS 468 Application to a Milgard advisor in Dougan 204 no later than the third day of the quarter the student will be earning the credit. 

Once submitted, the documents will be reviewed by the faculty. If approved, an adviser will e-mail an add code. Students are responsible for making sure that the appropriate documents are completed and submitted in a timely fashion. The internship forms are considered your application to participate in the internship program within the Milgard School of Business.

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