UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Internships

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CBE Internship Program

Employers seek college graduates who have demonstrated Career Readiness Competencies in the work place. Develop your professional skills and explore your career interests through an internship or co-op. Attend an information session during the academic term to learn more about the CBE Internship Program. 

Join us in Fall 2019 for an Internship Information Session and Pizza with Alumni

More details in early September.

Schedule an appointment with the CBE Internship Coordinator to start planning for an internship.

Internships in the College of Business and Economics provide you with valuable experience in the business world beyond the classroom experience and expose you to potential career opportunities. Internship site examples have included 3M Corporation, Securian Financial, NASA-Pathways Program, Andersen Corporation, Aladtec, Mayo Clinic, Seagate Technologies, Target Corporation, Xcel Energy, Thomson Reuters, Travelers, U.S. Bank, and numerous accounting firms.

Internship opportunities are posted on Handshake and on the CBE Internship Offerings webpage. Internship opportunities are also announced in upper level major courses. You may locate your own internship.  All internships for academic credit must be approved by the appropriate department chair. Internships may be completed during the Fall or Spring terms, or over the Summer . For information on current internship opportunities please see the Internship Coordinator, or email cbe-interns@uwrf.edu.


Spotlight on CBE Interns

Below you can read what some UW-River Falls students had to say about their internship experience, in addition to some advice to current undergraduates.

Quotes from CBE Interns

"I can honestly say that I would recommend an internship to anyone, it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual."

"The best thing you can do to get an internship, specifically in software development, is to work on your own projects.  Make a game. Make a website. Have an idea for a complex application and follow through..."  ~ CSIS Intern, 2017

"Apply to internships early, don't wait. The earlier you apply the higher your chances are for getting an interview, expecially with the bigger companies." ~ CSIS Intern, 2018

"Do not get discouraged if you don't secure an internship right away, stay persistent and keep applying.  When interning do things that might be out of your comfort zone, don't be afraid to ask questions but also be confident in your abilities." ~ Marketing Intern, 2018

"During your internship take initiative and a leadership role. Challenging yourself to take on additional tasks and learn new things is a great way to set yourself apart from other interns." ~ Finance/Economics Intern, 2018

"Treat your internship like a three-month interview...because that is what it is" ~ Finance Intern, 2017

"The internship gave me a real world experience and tested my knowledge in an environment that can't be replicated in the classroom" ~ CSIS intern

"I was initially nervous about working in a corporate office, but now I feel very confident in my abilities and know that I will be successful in whatever I choose to do. I'm grateful for this experience and the way I have grown professionally. The friendships and connections I've made will last the rest of my life, and I'm eager to see what the rest of life has in store for me."

"During the internship, I learned to solve problems independently and creatively... Now I have a clearer direction on my future academic and career plans and goals, and I feel more confident to compete in the job market."

  "All in all, my internship experience was truly invaluable. It reassured me that I have indeed chosen the correct profession. I now know that accounting is both something that I enjoy but also something I can be successful in. I was concerned that all of the time I have spent studying would not translate to a real-world setting but I am now comfortable in the fact that this has been time well spent." 


CSIS major Alyssa Ronquillo was an intern this summer at 3M. She was featured in the following video created by 3M about her experience.