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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
are the requirements of the program?
Students must be a business major with junior or senior level
status, have completed a majority of the required business core and concentration
courses, and have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
are the benefits of completing an internship?
There are many benefits that students will receive during an internship
experience. Students will be placed in a positive, supervised experience where
they will receive:
· Hands-on work experience
· Documented work contract of assignments
· Meaningful and progressive work
· Feedback and performance evaluation
· Assistance with work-related issues and career questions
· Access to professionals who can assist with career goals and
How do I
apply for an internship?
Submit the internship application materials to Professor Scalia the
semester prior to placement. The materials include: Student Application-Form 1, Career Development Center Workshop
Verification-Form 2, a critiqued and a revised copy of your resume and cover
letter and a copy of Degree Works.
After all of the materials are reviewed, students will receive notification at
that point if they are accepted into the internship program.
When should I apply for an
Students will learn about internships in their freshman and sophomore year. Arrange
your academic schedule to allow for an internship placement in your junior or senior
year. All paperwork must be completed and acceptance must be finalized the semester prior to placement. Once a completed
application is submitted for acceptance, a decision is made at that
time. Acceptance is a first-come
first-serve basis. The first-round of applications will be reviewed starting February 1st for the Summer and Fall semesters and September 1st for the Spring
semester.The second and third rounds will be the first of every month until the class is filled. The internship class fills quickly, so do not delay in applying to the program.
types of internships are available?
There are a variety of internships available in the area of marketing,
management, human resource management, accounting, public
relations, finance, investments, sports management, promotions, etc.
automatically register for the internship class?
No, this course is “Instruction Permission Only”. Students must apply for admission into the
Business Department Internship Program. Once a student is accepted into the
program, Banner will be notified to allow registration for the course.
When are internships offered?
Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
How much credit can I earn for an
Students can earn three credit hours for 150 hours worked. A total of 12
credit hours can be earned through internship program. This course is
considered an upper-division business elective.
Can I complete an internship in my
hometown during the semester break?
Yes, but all assignments must be approved by Professor Scalia prior to
Do I have to
register for the internship class?
Yes, students must register for BUS 378 - Professional Business Practice to
receive credit for this experience and to be covered under SUNY
Insurance. This course is “Instructor
complete more than one internship?
Yes, students can earn up to twelve credit hours of internship credit.
set up my own internship?
Yes, but students still must first apply to the internship program and be
accepted before contacting a company. The company must complete the Learning
Agreement Form (Form 3) that describes the internship activities and be
approved by Professor Scalia.
How do I
fit my internship into my class schedule?
Most internship companies are flexible and will accommodate your class
schedule, but you must work at least 10-12 hours per week and complete 150 work
hours during the semester.
receive internship credit from my current employer?
Generally, no credit may be earned from your current job, unless the work
duties change. Contact Professor Scalia for clarification.
Do companies pay their interns?
Some companies provide a stipend to their interns, others do not.