Internships are excellent opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the
classroom in a “real world” context. For employers, internships provide an effective
recruiting strategy for new entry level talent and a chance to “interview” for upcoming
In addition, the Fogelman College of Business & Economics offers students the opportunity
to apply their course content in “real world” settings. Students have the option
to apply for academic credit for their internship if they meet the minimum qualifications
(2.75 GPA and 60 hours of completed college credit, with 15 hours in upper level FCBE
core coursework) and have an internship description and offer letter. If approved
by faculty for credit within the respective major, the internship substitutes for
a required elective for 3 hours credit within all business majors. The Social Media
minor and the Supply Chain Management major both require internships as part of the
Benefits of an Internship
The benefits of an internship are many! The points below highlight just a few reasons
that students should seek an internship!
According to national research conducted by the 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey, National
Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):
- 96.9 percent of responding employers plan to hire interns and/or co-ops students in
- Employers made a full-time offer to 64.8 percent of their interns in 2013l.
- 79 percent of interns accepted a full-time job offer with their internship employer
- After one year, employers retain about three-quarters of their new college hires who
have had an internship experience with their organization.
Students may also seek to have non-credit internships or general elective credit for
internships as well.
If you are a student and would like to learn more about how to search for an internship,
If you are an employer and would like to learn how to hire a FCBE intern, click here.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call (901) 678-4740 or please
visit the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, located in the Fogelman College room 274.