Internships and Jobs

Internships are a vital component to students acquiring a full-time position. Internships provide a hands on experience equipping students with the best means for learning about a full-time position.

Searching for a Job/Internship is a Full-time Job

The most successful candidates spend hours each week researching opportunities, submitting applications and following up with opportunities. Set a “Job Search Schedule” each week, blocking off an hour two or three days a week. Make sure to keep a list or Excel spreadsheet of your applications, organizational contacts and important dates. 

Take advantage of the employers that come to campus. Information tables held in FSB Commons and recruiters office hours in FSB 1011 are the perfect moments to begin and continue to build rapport with employers.

Information Tables

Did you know employers want to talk to you? Recruiters will be in the FSB Forsythe Commons throughout fall and spring semster greeting students, distributing information and passing out company swag! Take advantage of the recruiters in the building hosting information tables. For a full list view the google doc for Employer Information Tables.

Know Industry Timelines

Many industries begin interviewing for their summer internships and full-time jobs in September, while others wait until March. A general rule of thumb is the larger the company and more competitive the industry, the earlier recruiting begins. Make sure to speak with professors and Career Advisers to know when you should begin your job search.

Attend Career Fair and Spring Internship & Career Expo Your First Year

It is never too early to attend a career fair. You should go as first year and as a second year to experience the event and get comfortable with the event before your third and fourth years. Research employers well in advance: know why you are interested in the position: and know what makes you a strong candidate. Plan on taking specific resumes for specific companies and industries.

Make sure to dress professionally and conservatively. Men, wear dark suits, a tie, dark socks, and polish your shoes. Women, clothing should not be tight nor revealing. Skirts should be within two-inches of your knees and blouses should be very modest.

Internship Credit

A 340 internship credit is available to Farmer School of Business (FSB) majors and minors seeking transcript notification and fulfillment of the experiential learning requirement of the Miami Plan. Available for 0 credit hour during spring, summer and fall terms. Available for 1 credit hour during summer terms only. For one hour of credit, student must secure a sponsoring FSB faculty member within his/her major or minor to supervise the internship and accompanying required internship reflection paper. ACC 340 is not available during winter term. Students are to work through the department chair of their respective academic departments  to enroll in the course. Credit/no credit only. Students must apply for 340 credit prior to the start of the internship. Any fees assessed will be managed through the Bursar office