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Internships FAQs
What is eRecruiting?
eRecruiting is an electronic job posting board that we have at the university.  Every student has an account on this system. Most internships are posted on eRecruiting while others are only posted on the Fogelman Internship Network.  Review both networks for open opportunities.  In addition, students are required to apply to many of these internship opportunities via eRecruiting, so it is to their benefit that they familiarize themselves with how it works.
Do I have to get an internship through eRecruiting to get credit?
No, you are more than welcome to search for internships from other sites or through your own contacts.
Where else can I look for internships besides eRecruiting and the Fogelman Internship Network?
Remember to utilize your networking four ‘F’s:
  • Friends
  • Family Members
  • Faculty
  • Fellow Classmates
I did an internship last semester. Can I get credit for it this semester?
No, past experience cannot be applied for credit. 
I work full-time. Can my current job count as an internship?
Internships are learning-based experiences, so they must relate to your major and involve opportunities for significant learning.  Additional arrangements may have to be discussed with your supervisor.
How do I get my résumé approved?
First, go to the Career Corner on our Fogelman home page, and choose one of our employer-approved formats. Prior to making an appointment with Ms. Jane Brooks, be sure to put your résumé into our FCBE format. Once approved, it will be uploaded onto the Fogelman Internship Network to be viewed by employers. Then, make an appointment with Ms. Brooks for a review of your résumé in the appropriate template. Only résumés in the templates will be added to the Fogelman Internship Network (FIN).
I’m really nervous about my upcoming internship interview.  What can I do to prepare?
Ms. Jane Brooks in the Professional Development Center can help you!  Contact her via email for an appointment.
I’m not sure if my resume format is adequate. Where can I go for help?
Things to consider for your resume include: honors, awards, achievements, extracurricular activities, certifications in software programs, special knowledge and skills, club memberships, leadership positions, volunteer work, and, of course work experience.   Do not discount your work experience just because it may not relate to the job you’re applying for; transferable skills are very valuable.
 
If you need more assistance, visit the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center in the Fogelman classroom building, room 274.
How long do internships usually last?  How many hours per week are required?
On average, internships last a few months, but it can vary from employer to employer. Interns usually work part-time during the week (15-20 hours/week). Employers can be flexible towards student schedules.
Are internships paid? What is the general pay range?
Internships are generally paid. Some employers may require school credit for compensation if the internship is unpaid.

The average pay for FCBE interns is usually between $10 - $12/hour.
How many students get full-time offers?
A recent survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicated that almost 2/3rds of interns were offered full-time positions upon completion of their internship experience.
What companies offer internships?
We have received internship opportunities from FedEx, Wright Medical Technology, Morgan Keegan, CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc., UBS Financial Services, Oden Marketing & Design, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, ALSAC/St. Jude’s Research Hospital, ServiceMaster, and Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. just to name a few.
How far along do I have to be in my academic program to obtain an internship?
This is usually up to the company and its needs and requests.  For credit in your major, you need to be at least of junior status (60 hours) and have 15 hours of upper division level coursework successfully completed.
How beneficial is an internship?
Many employers consider an internship the new “entry level” job.  We encourage you to have a minimum of one internship prior to graduation.  An internship can provide you with the opportunity to ‘try out’ a particular profession. You might think of this as a long first date! In addition, more and more employers today are treating internships as their primary talent pipeline. Many firms have moved to only hiring former interns for full-time positions.
Who do I contact for more information about internships or the status of my application?
Internships:
fcbeintern@memphis.edu
 
Application status:
Undergraduate Student Services Office
Fogelman Admin. Building 114
901-678-2855
I am seeking interns to work for my company. Who do I contact?
fcbeintern@memphis.edu

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