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Professional Internship
PROF INTERN
CLASS CODE: ECON 398 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: ECONOMICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Students gain internship experience working in a career related position. The internship allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom while gaining valuable work experience and exploring career opportunities in their field of study. As part of the 270 hours of work experience, students complete the learning objectives of the internship and undertake a special project.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • Students work in a variety of programs and projects in a business or government agency.
  • Daily activities will vary, depending on the needs of the internship provider.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to a professional internship position.

  2. Allow students to gain valuable work experience while making a contribution to their employer.

  3. Allow students to explore future career opportunities.

  4. Enable students to establish contacts and professional career networking links in their field.

  5. Enhance student’s portfolios through the internship experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Learning Objectives—a summary of progress made relative to five learning objectives set prior to the internship.

  • Special Project Report—a report a special project initiated by the intern and the provider during the first two weeks of the internship.

  • Company Report—a report on the company’s history, culture, products, leaders and vision.

  • Internship Report—a summary of the student’s overall experience and what he/she learned from the experience.

  • Resume—a resume with a one paragraph summary of the internship experience, and an expanded one-page summary of the internship experience that could be attached to a resume.

  • Report of Contacts—a listing the professional network the student developed during his/her internship experience.

PREREQUISITES: Must have completed 75 credits including the 100-300 Economic core courses and G.E. requirements.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002