UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Students who complete one or more internships have a distinct advantage over their peers in terms of job offers and starting salary. The College of Business and Economics strongly encourages its students to consider an internship during their academic career. Not only will students gain more industry-specific experience, but also a chance to improve their interpersonal skills.
“In addition to the technical skills interns gain in their day-to-day work, they also need—and want—opportunities to refine their soft skills. The next generation of the work force is looking for more than just a job. They are drawn to the culture, mission, and the opportunity to develop and grow. Professional development is a huge consideration when they evaluate their various opportunities.” (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2020)