College of Business

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Career and Internships

Students on Career Day panel

COB students and alumni gathered on October 28 for the College’s 2016 Alumni Career Day. See photos.

Internships and careers go hand-in-hand, and the College is committed to providing you with opportunities for performance-based internships that provide career-building experiences.

Career Services

The College of Business is the only URI college with a full-time career advisor available to meet with students and to work with them as they explore careers and put their goals into action.

Kathleen Jackson, Career Advisor, is located at 319 Ballentine Hall. To schedule an appointment, sign up on the sheet outside her office.

In the fall of their junior year, all business majors enroll in a one-credit course that covers key areas of career development and the job search process, including skill identification, goal setting, industry research, review of job search materials, and networking. In addition, students participate in mock interviews, major-specific career workshops, and Alumni Career Days among other career-related opportunities.

Career Survey

Take a look at the COB Post-Graduation Career Survey Report for 2017 (PDF)

Ernst&Young summer intern

How do you learn best? By doingof course. Whatever your major, we make sure your internships put you in the real world of work.

Internships are an essential part of the the COB student experience. Performance-based internships put you in the real world of work where you are not just observing, but collaborating with colleagues to solve problems and completing projects in real time.

The College of Business has developed partnerships with a variety of companies and organizations where students, depending upon their majors and areas of interest, participate in internships.

Business Internships

Recent internship sites for business students include IBM, PWC, GTECH, JWT, Fidelity Investments, Washington Trust Bank, New England Patriots, Textron, URI Athletics, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Northwestern Mutual, Atrion Networking Company, CVS, FM Global, Merrill Lynch, and the Ryan Center, among others. For further Business internship procedures and details, please review the following:

To learn more about applying for a Business internship or set up an appointment, please contact Experiential Education Coordinator Lynne Finnegan at, Room 315 Ballentine Hall.

Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Internships

Recent internships sites for TMD students include 5 Star Apparel, Alex and Ani, Donna Karan, Green Envy, Gucci, Luxe Magazine, Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, Nordstrom, Puma, Rhode Island Design Center, Ross Simons, Showroom Delfina, XSRE Retail Group, among others. For further TMD internship procedures and details, please review the following:

To learn more about applying for a Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design internship or to set up an appointment, please contact Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Department Secretary Bethany Fay at, Room 303, Quinn Hall.

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