Anderson undergraduate and graduate business students are strongly encouraged to pursue one or more internships as a way of supplementing their classroom work and determining whether their chosen career is going to be a good match. The experience gained during an internship also is a big plus when you are looking for a full-time position after graduating, giving you a significant competitive edge in the job market.
Internships are short-term work experiences for students that provide significant, meaningful learning experiences. Internships can be full time during the summer or part time during the academic year.
Internships correlate to job-search success, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions.
According to our 2012-2013 First Destination Survey, Anderson graduates reported the following information about their internship:
Completion of an Internship prior to Graduation
- 31% of BBA’s
- 42% of MBA’s
- 55% of MACCT’s
- 71% of BBA’s
- 74% of MBA’s
- 50% of MACCT’s
Average Internship Hourly Wage
- BBA - $13.86
- MBA/MACCT- $17 to $20
Average Length of Internship
- BBA – 10 months
- MBA – 21 months
- MACCT – 13 months
Internship for Academic Credit
Application for Academic Credit for Your Internship
Apply online to receive academic credit for your internship.
Anderson Career Services staff is ready to help you find an internship, explain the process for receiving 3 hours of academic credit for your internship and help you maximize your experience.
If you would like to learn more about internships at Anderson, please call (505) 277-3290 or stop by Speed Advising.
Finding an Internship
A great source of internship opportunities is the Anderson Career Services blog published every Friday and Handshake. Many employers post their internship opportunities on these sites and interview on campus to fill these positions.
It is also a good idea to join a business-oriented student organization because company recruiters frequently speak to these groups and seek students with significant leadership experience.
You also can create your own internship by marketing yourself to prospective employers who do not have formal internship programs. You can discuss strategies with Kate Williams, Anderson’s Career Development Facilitator.
Online Internship/Job Boards
The following online job boards provide a wide range of geographic locations and outstanding internship opportunities beyond what is listed on Handshake.