Internship Credit Options

This table explains the differences between the different options students have for completion of their professional experience requirement.


0 Credit Internship

3 Credit Internship

1-6 Credit Co-Op

Experience Type

Professional activities related to fields within the College of Business, involving problem-solving and independent decision-making or projects. Experience should help students clarify goals and career paths.  The experience could include the following roles: Supervision, Employee Training, Responsibilities Specific to Major, Research Opportunities, Projects Specific to Major and/or Business to Business Sales Professional activities related to fields within the College of Business, involving problem-solving and independent decision-making or projects. Experience should help students clarify goals and career paths.  The experience could include the following roles: Supervision, Employee Training, Responsibilities Specific to Major, Research Opportunities, Projects Specific to Major and/or Business to Business Sales


Off-campus, supervised full-time work experience in an approved position with an opportunity to merge actual day-to-day experience relating to your field of study within the College of Business.





Requirement

100 hours is required to graduate from the College of Business. NOT required to graduate, but will fulfill the graduation requirement.
NOT required to graduate, but will fulfill the graduation requirement.

Compensation

Paid or Not Paid Paid or Not Paid Paid or Not Paid

Hours

100 Hours Minimum 150 Hours Minimum Full-time throughout the semester

Verification

Pre-approval by the internship director recommended.  Pre-approval required if admitted to COB for Fall 2008 or after. Pre-approval required by the Internship Director before enrollment.
Pre-approval required by Internship Director before enrollment.

Credit


No credits earned. For admits prior to Fall 2008: Bus 300 (Professional Experience Requirement), O Credits Admits Fall 2008 or after: Bus 492 (Business Internship), O Credits
3 upper level business credits earned. May fulfill your upper-level business electives. Pass/Fail. Bus 492 (Business Internship), 3 Credits

1-3 upper level business credits earned; however, you will remain a FULL TIME student while only enrolled in this course.  The course is a Pass/Fail course.  Bus 442 (Co-Op in Business), 1-3 Variable Credits

Completion Deadline

Must be completed before or concurrently with BUS 455 or 486.  If being completed in your final semester, you must notify the Internship Director the preceding semester.  You will not be able to register for 455 or 486 until you’ve met with the Internship Director and had your internship/co-op approved. Must be completed before or concurrently with BUS 455 or 486.  If being completed in your final semester, you must notify the Internship Director the preceding semester.  You will not be able to register for 455 or 486 until you’ve met with the Internship Director and had your internship/co-op approved.
Must be completed before or concurrently with BUS 455 or 486.  If being completed in your final semester, you must notify the Internship Director the preceding semester.  You will not be able to register for 455 or 486 until you’ve met with the Internship Director and had your internship/co-op approved.

Pre-Requisites

Admits Fall 2008 or after: Admission to COB and Bus 384.
Admits prior to Fall 2008: NONE.
Admits Fall 2008 or after: Admission to COB and Bus 384.
Admits prior to Fall 2008: Admission to COB.
Admits Fall 2008 or after: Admission to COB and Bus 384.
Admits prior to Fall 2008: Admission to COB.

Completion Requirements

  1. One-page description of the internship.
  2. Letter from your job supervisor explaining specific work responsibilities and accomplishments.
  3. Documentation of at least 100 hours of applicable work or volunteer experience.
  4. Reflective Essay. A current copy of your résumé, including this internship.













  1. Meeting with the Internship Director
  2. Internship/Co-Op cover sheet
  3. Position description
  4. Company information
  5. Learning contract
  6. 10 weekly reflection questions via D2L
  7. Employer mid-semester evaluation
  8. Mid-semester site visit and student interview
  9. Employer photo and marketing blurb
  10. Employer end of semester evaluation
  11. Student evaluation of site
  12. Résumé
  13. Reflective essay
  14. Internship/Co-Op presentation

  1. Meeting with the Internship Director
  2. Internship/Co-Op cover sheet
  3. Position description
  4. Company information
  5. Learning contract
  6. 10 weekly reflection questions via D2L
  7. Employer mid-semester evaluation
  8. Mid-semester site visit and student interview
  9. Employer photo and marketing blurb
  10. Employer end of semester evaluation
  11. Student evaluation of site
  12. Résumé
  13. Reflective essay
  14. Internship/Co-Op presentation