Internships are a valuable part of the college experience. This “on the job” experiential education allows students to explore a profession without the commitment of a career.
An internship is an opportunity for students to receive valuable experience while achieving academic outcomes under the guidance of a business mentor who is experienced, knowledgeable, and capable of advising the student. Students reinforce their education by gaining real world practice, strengthening technical abilities, instilling ethical and collaborative behaviors, and building confidence while developing realistic expectations about the workforce domain. In exchange, the organization receives quality work from an academically prepared and business world ready UTC College of Business (COB) student trained to be professional, knowledgeable, communicative, and helpful.
What is an internship?
Internships are typically comprised of college or university students who work for a company in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training. Internship opportunities usually vary with the level of responsibilities and duties assigned. They may be for college credit or not for credit, short or long term, and part or full time.
What are the benefits?
Internships provide you with the opportunity to experience firsthand how classroom education relates to real world situations. They enable you to apply practical classroom knowledge alongside professionals within your field of study and gain career experience while still in college. Internships are an excellent way to build your resume, while at the same time developing relationships that can help you explore career opportunities after graduation.
Internship opportunities are everywhere. A company may contact the College of Business directly for potential interns or students may learn of internships through their own personal contacts. There are many places available to research internship positions including: