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BUS 460: Internship/Professional Development

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

Open only to Business majors, the internship program provides an experiential approach to the learning process and affords students the opportunity to work in both business and nonprofit organizations for academic credit. Internship placements are designed to complement learning goals and career plans by allowing the student to apply theoretical principles learned in the traditional classroom. Placements are arranged by the Director of Career Services and work schedules are arranged by the student and the on-site supervisor. Typically students work on specific projects related to their career interests and compatible with the goals and interests of the sponsoring organization. A major focus of the course is teaching students better interview skills and how to improve their written and verbal communication techniques all within a context of the student becoming more professional as he/she approaches obtaining a job, and how better to conduct themselves on the job. Internships are available to junior and senior Business majors. Arrangements for internships are made the semester prior to the actual experience. No more than 8 internship credits may be allowed to count toward the credits required for graduation.

Prerequisites: BUS 341 Intermediate Accounting Theory I or BUS 351 Corporate Financial Management, or BUS 361 Management of Organizations, or BUS 371 Marketing Management.

Prerequisites: none.