Finding an internship
95% of employers say they want to see real-work, hands-on experience in our college graduates, with nearly half of those employers saying they prefer that the new-grad experience come from internships and co-op programs. If you have completed an internship, you will have an edge over your classmates who have not.
Through an internship you will:
- Gain hands-on experience;
- Test drive your new career choice;
- Have the opportunity to earn college credit;
- Build your resume;
- Develop transferable skills;
- Gain confidence;
- Build your network;
- Improve your time management skills;
- Have the opportunity to get hired!
Many companies have strong, well-established internship programs while some have assorted positions based on their needs. An internship is an on-site work experience that will last for a summer, a semester, or even a year (the length of time will be set by the company). Internships can be paid or unpaid; however, most of the opportunities posted by The W. A. Franke College of Business are paid.
We list internship opportunities on our website, on Handshake, and through our Facebook page, and these listings are updated as we hear from our business partners. There are many additional resources to assist you in finding an internship: we have some ideas gathered on Pinterest, and we’ve compiled a list of the top internship search websites. For additional information on internships click here.
Once the student has secured an internship, they can enroll in the 408 Internship for Credit course by meeting with the Career Development Office in room 108 to complete the course paperwork. Enrollment for the course takes place during regular enrollment periods each semester, and in the summer. Student must take the 408 Internship for Credit course concurrent with their internship.