Internships are a great way to gain valuable knowledge and hands on experience with the opportunity to earn academic credit.
Internships are important in a student’s career development as it can help them gain insight on their career goals to help determine if this is the best career, develop a network of professional contacts for future opportunities and develop industry-specific skills to in order to build a strong resume.
All Bachelor of Business Administration students, with the exception of students majoring in Accounting, are required to complete an internship and the Undergraduate Internship Course (BUSA 4960) prior to graduation.
Students should be prepared to submit an internship for course credit, utilizing the process below, by midterm of the semester prior to beginning their internship to ensure they have time to complete the approval process.
The process can take up to 6 weeks (or longer) to complete depending on the complexity of the internship, project deliverables, evaluating academic components, and completing memorandum of understandings (MOUs) where needed.
Meet the criteria of an internship as defined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers.
Minimum of 120 onsite hours in a semester.
Duties/project(s) are relevant to the student’s degree and concentration.
An “experience” has been submitted in Handshake providing information for the student’s obtained or created internship. See “additional resources” below for assistance in creating an “experience” in Handshake.
Enrollment in BUSA 4960 (Undergraduate Internship Course) pending permission to enroll. Permission, for students to enroll, is granted when the “experience” is approved in Handshake.
Internship Information Sessions are offered several times each semester. Dates are published in the Hire Hull newsletter and Handshake Events.
Internships should be obtained no later than midterm of the semester prior to the student beginning the internship.
The student internship interest form provides the Career Advisor with information necessary to assist you in your internship opportunity search. It is recommended that the student complete the form early during their junior year.
These resources are available to assist Hull College of Business students in using Handshake “Experience” to request course credit for an obtained or created internship.
The pdf guide is available here: HANDSHAKE GUIDE or watch the video below.