Internships and More
Nothing prepares a student for the world of work more than actual on-the-job learning. That is why approximately 74% of business students in the class of 2013 completed at least one internship before graduation.
Most students think of internships as extended job interviews. As interns, they have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in real world settings under the supervision of both an employer-supervisor and a faculty adviser. Students learn to function in the professional arena, to exercise team-building skills, and to enhance their networking and overall relationship development skills.
The Sigmund Weis School of Business internship program is available to all business students, but is primarily tailored for rising seniors. By the end of their junior year, business students have completed enough core and business courses for their internship employers to confidently assign them meaningful work.
Internships usually take place during the summer months, but can also occur during the school year. While they are designed to provide academic credit, some result in salary payment to the interns.
The internship experience enables students to narrow the focus of their career plans and to develop decision-making criteria for evaluating entry-level positions after graduation.
It also provides the chance for students to impress prospective employers with their unique personal skills. Employers frequently praise the leadership, responsibility and work ethic exhibited by our students.
Many recent SWSB graduates have received job offers as a result of their internships. Their starting salaries were also higher than those offered to their contemporaries who had no internship experience.
For additional information, contact the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read what current students say about their internship experiences.