Having an internship not only gives you a chance to earn college credit (one to six hours), but you can also earn money at the same time. You receive valuable work experience and can apply what you've learned in class. Internships allow you to explore possible career fields to learn what you might like to do after you graduate. Many interns receive permanent job offers from the firms with which they intern. The hands-on experiences you get from an internship makes you highly competitive when you enter the job market because as many as 70 percent of employers now require new employees to have had an internship.
B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise and B.S.B.A. in Management
Students have the opportunity to participate in an internship within their 120 hours. You must have completed at least 60 credit hours and have at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible for an internship. You must sign up with the HCBPS Center for Business Internships in Dockery 101. You will need to fill in an application and discuss your internship plans and needs with the center staff.
Learn more about internships through the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.
B.S.B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration
As a Hotel and Restaurant Administration major, you are required to complete two internships. The first one is three credits and may be taken during your sophomore or junior year. The second internship is for five credits and may be taken during your junior or senior year. Many students in this major choose to fulfill their internship requirements during the summer between their sophomore and junior year and again during the summer between their junior and senior year. However, internship requirements may also be met during the regular academic year. Because it has a different GPA requirement for graduation, students in the Hotel and Restaurant Administration major must have a 2.5 GPA or higher before they can fulfill this internship requirement.
B.S.B.A. in Hospitality Management
B.S.B.A. Hospitality Management majors are required to complete one internship. All internship opportunities are coordinated through the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Internship Office in Dockery 101. You must have completed at least 60 credit hours and have at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible for an internship. You must sign up with the HCBPS Center for Business Internships in Dockery 101. You will need to fill in an application and discuss your internship plans and needs with the center staff.
For more information on internships, please contact the HCBPS Internship Office in Dockery 101.