Choosing and Finding an Internship

Beyond Business Magazine

Internship Programs

Our internship programs are designed to supplement classroom theory with marketplace reality in order to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields.

Internship opportunities in public accounting, industry, and government agencies are available at the College of Business Administration.

For Accounting Internships, contact Ms. Candy Lynch
For Banking Internships, contact Dr. Steve Nenninger

Recognize the value of an internship

An internship is your foot in the door of the business world, preparing you to enter the workforce.

"Employers have told us consistently that they prize relevant work experience in job candidates. This demonstrates that many organizations are willing to reward candidates who make the effort to gain that experience," says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. (

Consider Your Goal

What type of Internship you are looking for and create an idea of your skills in this area.

"Internships offer benefits that may include instruction and mentorship; work experience; networking opportunities; and a verbal or written letter of reference. The National Association of Colleges and Employers has found that students who perform internships have a higher starting salary. Ideally, the employer has thought carefully about the benefits they can offer and described them in the posting. It is also up to the applicant to research or ask about the details of the situation." (Wikipedia, Internship)

Research the corporation

Use the information you have gathered to make an educated decision about the company.

This is worth while even if deadline has passed; the company you are interested in may have one for the following academic semester. Use the information in the database to make a contact.

Students in accounting should contact Ms. Candy Lynch at the beginning of their search. For banking please contact Dr. Steve Nenninger. For quality and supply chain management please contact Dr. Pam Zelbst.

Use the resources around you.

Visit career services here on campus to gather information on resume building, interview skills, resume critiques, and a host of helpful literature. Remember that there are places to search on your own.

Apply for the position.

Use your skills sets with the information you have gathered to meet your goal of attaining a position.

If nothing suits you in the database, search on your own. There are plenty of companies looking for someone with the will to learn what business really is about.