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Internship Course Requirement

UW Oshkosh College of Business is the only accredited public college in the state to require an internship or co-op. 

Students admitted to College of Business are required to complete an internship course concurrent with their internship/co-op. The prerequisites for the internship course (BUS 492 or BUS 442) are admission to the College of Business AND completion of BUS 284. To apply for the internship/co-op course, students must complete the internship course application on Handshake prior to starting the internship.

Fulfill internship requirement

Which internship course is right for me

UWO business students are required to complete an internship before graduation.

What counts as a valid internship experience?

A valid experience is an internship or co-op that requires skills and knowledge obtained from College of Business courses. These experiences can be obtained through employment, volunteer activities or project-based opportunities. Your position should be similar to an entry-level position for a College of Business graduate and tied to your career goals and/or major.

Questions to consider when evaluating an internship opportunity:

  • What advanced skills and knowledge are ESSENTIAL for this position? How will this position enhance my learning in College of Business coursework?
  • What responsibilities of this position require advanced coursework at an institution of higher education?
  • What will I learn or experience from this internship that I haven't had the opportunity to learn or experience yet?
  • Who will provide supervision and training throughout the internship?

Positions that typically will NOT be considered a professional experience:

  • Telemarketing
  • Cashier
  • Customer service representative
  • Bank teller
  • Community adviser
  • Receptionist
  • Waiter/host/bartender
  • Point of sale representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Sales floor personnel
  • General laborer
  • Brand ambassador

Typical Internship Roles & Responsibilities

Click on a button below to learn more about a typical internship in your desired major:

Examples of Past Internships

Wondering which companies are hiring interns?  Visit the College of Business Featured Internships to find out!