The SBGE Internship Program for Business Administration, Economics, and PPE students consists of these three parts:
- Pre-internship class (BUS 2910 or GS 3001, 1 credit)
- Internship experience (approval required)
- Post-internship reflection course (BUS 4942, 2 credits)
BUS 2910: Internship and Career Strategies
(or GS 3001: College to Career Planning)
Students intending to major in Business Administration, Economics, or P.P.E. should register for one of these pre-internship courses by the end of their sophomore year. These classes are intended to help develop skills for finding an internship that will be a good match for your strengths and calling. Topics include writing a professional résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile, preparing for interviews, and understanding the requirements for an approved internship.
Internships that meet the criteria for BUS 4942 must:
- Be a minimum of 80 hours, paid or unpaid.
- Include a significant level of responsibility that relates to SBGE coursework and is not just filing, answering phones, and photocopying.
- Meet the standard SPU internship qualifications (see Internship FAQs).
Experiences that will NOT meet the criteria for BUS 4942 include those where:
- Students work on their own without on-site supervision or training.
- Their supervisor is an immediate family member.
- Operations are from a home office or include personal errands.
- Students are required to use their own personal network to generate leads.
- Charges, fees or equipment/supply purchases are required of the student.
Before you begin your internship, you must:
- Complete the BUS 4942 Internship Approval Form on Handshake. Follow these instructions for help.
- Once you have submitted the form, the Center for Career & Calling will initiate the approval process. Approvals take place sequentially. First, your site supervisor and finally the course instructor will approve and give you permission to register for credit.
Post-Internship Reflection Course
BUS 4942 Internship Reflection and Professional Development
This class provides an opportunity for reflection on a student’s internship experience. Students will reflect on how they observed and applied principles of business, faith, service, and leadership in a professional business setting. BUS 4942 also serves as a venue for learning assessment in support of our overall academic program.
- Prerequisite: BUS 2910 or GS 3001
- Must have completed or be currently working in an SBGE approved internship.
- Must be taken within one year of your internship experience.
For questions about finding an internship, please contact the Center for Career and Calling.