Resources for Finding an Internship

School of Business Internship Coordinator
The internship coordinator for the School of Business is available to talk to students about the School of Business Internship Program and about an internship search.  Appointments are not usually necessary, but are accepted. If you would like to make an appointment, call 581-3528.

Ms. Renee Stroud-Witt
Student Center for Academic and Professional Development
School of Business
Lumpkin Hall 2051
Phone:  217-581-2623
E-mail:  rstroud@eiu.edu

Business Internship Updates

Several local businesses contact the School of Business Internship Coordinator to post internship opportunities.  These opportunities often allow a student to experience an internship while still taking classes on campus.

Local internships are posted on the bulletin boards in Lumpkin Hall or announced through the “Business Internship Update Listserv.”  You are notified of opportunities through your EIU email account. To receive this update, fill out a request form in Lumpkin Hall 2051 or send the following information by e-mail to the Internship Coordinator at rstroud@eiu.edu:  name, EIU email address, major, and expected date of graduation.

Each fall semester, the Internship Coordinator produces a panel presentation given by students who completed an internship the previous summer. This panel is a great starting point for students who are interested in getting an internship but are not sure where to start. Look for announcements on the next internship panel.

Networking Opportunities

EIU's Career Services hosts two on-campus Career Network Days each year that are of interest to Business students; one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.  Recently, a Multi-Cultural Career Expo has also been held in the Fall semester.  A Career Network Day or Career Expo is an opportunity for students to talk to representatives from companies that employ EIU graduates, to learn more about the employers, and to inquire about internship opportunities.  Students who attend a Career Network Day should dress professionally and take several copies of their resume.  For dates, and tips on preparing for the event, visit the Career Services website.

Involvement in School of Business Student Organizations allow students the opportunity to meet representatives of companies which recruit EIU students for internships through speaker meetings, social events, field trips and special events such as Accounting Day and AITP Career Connections Day.  To learn more about the School of Business Student Organizations, click here.

Become a Student Ambassador for the School of Business. This is a great way to meet people in the business world, enhance your communication and leadership skills, and build your resume.

Attend presentations and meetings with executives through the School of Business Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Program. Click here for information on upcoming and past EIRs.

Tell your friends, family, professors, and others that you are looking for an internship! 

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