The internship program within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is an excellent example of a working partnership between employers and an institution of higher education. The integration of practical experience and academics creates a win-win situation for the employer, student and university. CBE has long recognized the value of experiential learning to strengthen its academic programs. Students are strongly encouraged to complete internships upon graduation.
Internship periods are usually one 15-week semester or summer in length. Ideally, positions are established on an annual basis and filled by alternating students.
An internship is a carefully monitored work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals that enable him or her to apply classroom knowledge to the workplace.