Internship Inside Stories
BBA students are the focus of Internship Inside Stories. Whether it’s working for Country Music Television, an international company in Brazil, or a local community organization, each story highlights a Business Administration undergrad’s experience on the job and his/her thoughts about the process and benefits.
Alyssa Wright recently completed an internship with Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services in 65 countries. She emailed our program:
“I can’t imagine how unprepared I would be entering the workforce if I had not had this AST experience. It is an advantage that will help me throughout my life and career. I have now attained a full time position with the company I interned for, and I look forward to learning more and advancing my career.”
Click on the links below for our students’ Internship Inside Stories.
Supervisor Anne Dietz & Alyssa Wright
Read more about Alyssa
BBA student Jill Gossett
District 23 Mercantile and Foundry to benefit the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation
Read more about Jill
Kendra Tucker & supervisor David Earhart
Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Read more about Kendra
Supervisor Alice Seaton and BBA student Katie Palzer
University Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations (USFSCO)
Read more about Katie
JLC Direções e Câmbio Ltda.
Springfield Urban League
Country Music Television
Illinois Dept. of Revenue
SSC – Health Revenue Company
An internship (AST) is required for BBA majors beginning under the Fall 2013 catalog and highly recommended for all business students using catalogs prior to Fall 2013. Up to 6 hours credit can be earned fulfilling the ECCE engagement and/or elective requirement. The AST provides practical work experience while applying theories and concepts learned in the classroom. In the past approximately one in four students has been offered a position with their internship employer. ASTs are great resume builders too.
The process begins with resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Employers include business, government, community services, marketing, development, healthcare, personal service and many more. Most interns are 2nd semester juniors or seniors with a minimum of 12-15 hrs of completed upper division business coursework.
- The UIS AST office has developed paid and unpaid internship placements in the Springfield area for UIS students. Learn more about placements and openings.
Students who already work full-time may contact the AST Office to discuss using their current employer for a possible AST placement.
- If you would like more information about internships at UIS, please visit the Applied Study Term website.