Internships provide outstanding opportunities for students or new graduates to work in a professional environment, learn new skills and help their employers complete challenging projects. Students gain valuable, real-world experience and explore careers that match their academic and personal interests. This practical experience reinforces a commitment to the profession, helps students narrow a career path and elevates their professional ethics and values. Internships may be credit or non-credit bearing; paid or unpaid; full-time or part-time; taken for a short duration or over the course of a year. While not required, approximately one-third of our business majors complete an internship, which often prove to be valuable and dynamic learning experiences. Many employers consider internships during in the hiring process, and often look to their own interns as the best candidates for full-time positions.Students gain much from participating in professional internships, including:
Students may create internships from their own professional contacts, work experiences and volunteer connections. To review a list of companies where MSU Moorhead students completed internships in 2010, please visit: http://www.mnstate.edu/busintern/pastcurrentinternshipsponsors.htm.
Natasha Smith talks about her experience