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College of Business Internship Basics for Undergrads

Wondering About College Of Business Internships?

Take a Closer Look at Internships

Internships have become a big part of earning a business degree. No matter your target career, completing an internship provides you with real-world experience that you can leverage after you graduate. When you’re evaluating business programs, you should pay close attention to each school’s internship possibilities. Here’s what you can expect to find at Georgia Southern University’s College of Business.

College of Business Internship Basics for Undergrads

At the College of Business, completing an internship is not a requirement for graduation, but is strongly advised. The majority of internships last one semester, and most students earn three credits from internships. Another three credits can be earned as elective credits. Students receive credit for internships by registering for a special internship course, where they’re graded on a satisfactory and unsatisfactory basis.

Internships are more than just a form of work study. They’re also intimately tied to your particular area of study. In order for an internship to be approved, it must contribute significant value to your education. Internship listings are often posted outside the Student Services Center, but you can also check with other companies to see if they offer structured internship programs.

You’ll also need to complete an academic project as a part of your internship. This could be a paper, presentation or report about your internship experience. In general, you can’t complete an internship at a company for which you already work.

In order to participate in an internship, a student must

  • be admitted to the Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) program,
  • have a GPA of at least 2.5 and
  • have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least two courses completed in the major subject area.

If you’re enrolled in the MBA program, talk to your advisor about the internship opportunities you can find in Georgia’s bustling business scene.

How to Leverage the Internship Program

Whether you’re an undergrad or graduate student, you should think of an internship as more than just a possibly low-paying or no-paying job. Aim to work with a company that is interested in developing and hiring interns. You might not make big bucks during an internship, but you should look for an opportunity that could translate into a paying job. Of course, you should also look for a company that will be willing to give you a strong reference in the future, too.

Are you ready to learn more about a school that will provide you with great support when it comes to internships? Get in touch with the Office of Experiential Learning (GeorgiaSouthern.edu/coba/internship) today so we can talk about your goals.

Contact: Jim Davis, Director
Office of Experiential Learning
College of Business #2252
(912)478-5820
jimdavis@georgiasouthern.edu

 

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