In today's competitive job market, completing an internship as an undergraduate is vital to jump starting your career upon graduation. Interning not only provides you with valuable hands-on professional skills, but gives your resume an edge and can even lead to full-time employment and other opportunities.
Understanding the importance of these invaluable experiences for students, the College of Business and Economics offers a one-of-a-kind internship program. In the Professional Experience course, students majoring in business administration, accounting and e-business complete a 120-hour internship in a professional office setting while concurrently enrolled in a course where they reflect on and share their experiences with fellow classmates. Students also have the option to receive credit from their respective departments for internships.
When searching for an internship, it is important to start the process early by submitting your application to several openings. Don’t apply to just one internship. Be proactive! Take advantage of the numerous university and college resources available to assist you in your search. When seeking a position for the Professional Experience course, keep in mind the internship requirements.
The Career Insider is an online resource which provides access to full-text industry guides, employer profiles and reviews, sample resumes, career videos and much more.
Distributed by the college, the Career e-Newsletter provides a listing of available approved internships. Not receiving the Career e-Newsletter? Contact Lisa Michocki at BUSX460@towson.edu.
Each semester, the College of Business and Economics hosts events that not only provide a wealth of information on professional development, but serve as a great opportunity to network with local business leaders. Find out about upcoming events.
The director of Professional Experience is available to discuss additional ways to find internship opportunities. Schedule an appointment or stop by the director's office during designated office hours, Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. The director's office is located in Stephens Hall, room 301.