Internships have been described as the new entry level job. They provide a valuable opportunity for students to gain professional work experience, expand their network, and learn about their own strengths and interests. Students in the School of Business complete internships in organizations of every size; in location in Illinois, across the country, or as part of a study abroad experience; and are typically paid for their work, along with the opportunity to earn academic credit. Students find that their business classes and involvement on campus help them develop the skills they need to succeed during an internship. Have you considered adding an internship to your academic and career plan?
Benefits of an internship:
What you need to know about internships:
Internship Proposal (form 1 of 2 required for internship approval)
Undergraduate Internship Agreement Form (form 2 of 2 required for internship approval)
Employer Guide to Internships
Internships are becoming increasingly important for both students and employers. A survey found that 67 percent of the class of 2013 had completed at least one internship. A survey of employers, released in 2013, found that internship experience is the number one attribute that employers look for in college graduates.
We, in the School of Business, value each opportunity to connect our area employers with our business majors.
What employers need to know about internships:
Click here to request to receive the School of Business E-mail Newsletter, “Making Internships Work For You.”
For more information, contact:
Ms. Renee Stroud-Witt
Student Center for Academic and Professional Development
School of Business, Lumpkin Hall 2051
To schedule an appointment with Renee, Click Here.