What is a Valid Internship/Co-Op?

A valid experience that will be accepted to fulfill your Professional Experience requirement is an internship or co-op that requires skills and knowledge obtained from College of Business courses. Your position should be similar to an entry-level position for a College of Business graduate, tied to your career goal and/or major.

Ask yourself…

  • 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 required advance coursework at an institution of higher education?
  • What will I learn or experience from this internship position that I haven’t had the opportunity to learn or experience yet?


A professional experience could include the following roles:

  • Supervision
  • Employee Training
  • Responsibilities Specific to Major
  • Research Opportunities
  • Projects Specific to Major
  • Business to Business Sales


Positions that typically will NOT be considered a Professional Experience for a College of Business student:

  • Telemarketer
  • Cashier
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Bank Teller
  • Community Advisor
  • Receptionist
  • Waiter/Host
  • Point of Sale Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Sales Floor Personnel
  • General Labor