Why Internships?

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 positions.

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 graduation requirements.

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% of responding employers plan to hire interns and/or co-ops students in 2014.
  • Employers made a full-time offer to 64.8% of their interns in 2013.
  • 79% of interns accepted a full-time job offer with their internship employer in 2013.
  • 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.


Be sure to post your approved resume in the Fogelman Internship Network for employers to review for upcoming opportunities. Create your account.


To learn more about hiring a Fogelman student, Professional Development Center.

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.