Process for Business Students

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  1. Prepare! Think about what kind of internship you would like and when you want to complete it. There are many factors to consider.
    • Is there a particular industry that interests you?
    • What kind of skills do you want to develop?
    • Do you want to earn credit or be paid?
    • Do you want to intern abroad?
  2. Plan! Make an appointment to learn more about the process.
    • Business Students: Contact Lynne Finnegan, Coordinator, Experiential Education.
  3. Search! Find an internship
    • Handshake: Log on to your Handshake account and peruse hundreds of internships across the country.
    • Participate in career-related activities such as career fairs, career day and meet with representatives who visit campus to recruit.
    • The College of Business has developed partnerships with a variety of companies and organizations where you, depending upon your majors and area of interest
    • Use your connections! Reach out to people in your network, including family, friends, and professors to see if they know of any internships

There are countless ways to find an internship, and we are here to help.

Earning Credit

Not only can you gain experience through an internship, but you can also earn academic credit! If you choose to earn credit, you must be concurrently enrolled in BUS 493: Internship in Business Administration.

Below is the criteria for earning internship credits as a College of Business major. All College of Business students will need to meet with Lynne Finnegan, Coordinator, Experiential Education for the College of Business, to discuss internship credits.


  • Minimum 75 credits completed prior to internship
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must be a College of Business major in good academic and social standing
  • Permission of Internship Coordinator
  • Related to student’s major or career interests


  • 3 – 6 Liberal or Professional credits depending on students major
  • Supervised work experience with participation in management and problem solving
  • Online seminar offered Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • S/U only


Contact our Coordinator, Experiential Education Lynne Finnegan to learn more about the process.