The purpose of the field experience is to provide students with an opportunity to combine their theoretical studies with the practical application of this knowledge in a work environment. The field experience is an important aspect of the students academic program since it not only allows the student to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom, but also enables him/her to continue to learn under the supervision of a professional in the field.
You must be in your junior or senior year and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to participate.
See the Management Department administrative assistant in Harrington Hall.
Forty-five hours in the field experience is generally required for 1 (one) college credit. Students may take field experience for 3 - 15 credits. (A fifteen credit experience should not exceed a forty-hour week.) College credit also depends on the work content of the work.
The Management Department Internship Manual describes the expectations for student interns. Generally, you can expect to be required to maintain a written journal, report weekly to your college supervisor, and complete comprehensive reports for the college supervisor at mid-term and at the end of the semester. (The department's internship manual has forms for you to use in preparing your reports.) You will also be given assignments by your field supervisor whose evaluation of your work performance constitutes part of your grade.
The Management Department does not place any restrictions on whether you can be paid. The decision will be made by the field supervisor at the sponsoring organization.
Last Modified: May 16, 2012