September 13, 2017

Students Will Complete 10-week London Internship

Susquehanna University’s Global Opportunities-London Program, offered through the Sigmund Weis School of Business (SWSB), became even more robust this fall with the addition of 10-week London internships for all students enrolled in the semester-long program.

The new requirement of an internship means that beginning with the current junior class, one-third of the business school’s students will have completed an international internship by the time they graduate. About 20 students participate in the London Program each semester. They will be placed with different companies across London based on their areas of academic interest.

The business school has long had students interning in various parts of the world, but the London Program’s requirement bolsters the international exposure the school provides its students at a time when global experiences are increasingly important.

“The newly designed London program provides students with tremendous experiences and a major talking point when they’re meeting with prospective employers,” said Jerry Habegger, Tressler chair of accounting and executive director of the London Program. “It is a global world. Students must understand other cultures, other environments, and most London businesses are global. These internships will set our students up for professional opportunities and success.”

In addition to their internships and coursework, students will visit companies within London and around the U.K., including places like Lloyd’s of London, the BBC and Harrod’s.

One of only a handful of colleges to require all students to study away, Susquehanna has garnered increasing national recognition for the GO program, which requires students to study off campus in a culture different from their own, either in the U.S. or abroad. A majority of students—90 percent—choose to study in another country.

Susquehanna’s Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a marker of excellence afforded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide. Susquehanna is one of only six undergraduate-only business programs at a private university to have achieved AACSB accreditation.