In addition to potential future employment, here are additional potential benefits
from an internship:
- Earn Academic Credit With An Approved Internship
- Build Your Professional Portfolio and Profile
- Increase Marketability Through Valuable “Real-world” Experience
- Build your Professional Network and References
- Gain Career Insight and Development For Future Career Opportunities
An internship is an important career development opportunity. Through an internship,
you gain valuable skills and begin to build your resume. Students are encouraged to
have a minimum of one internship prior to graduation. Optimally, more than one internship
will diversify your experience and career preparation.
However, it’s important to enter an internship search prepared and ready for the experience.
How do you prepare for an internship search?
First be sure that your resume has followed the FCBE Career Corner formats. These formats were recommended by business professionals and we encourage you to
draft your resume using these formats and then set an appointment with the Avron B.
Fogelman Professional Development Center. Ms. Jane Brooks, Assistant Director of
Professional Development, will assist students with resumes and LinkedIn profiles.
Contact her at Jane.Brooks@memphis.edu
Be sure to have the resume draft with you when you meet with Ms. Brooks in the Professional
Development Center, room 274.
Secondly, get professionally prepared! Employers today want students to be professionally prepared in terms of career skills
such as networking, etiquette, interview awareness, communication and teamwork skills.
The Complete Professional Program offers training opportunities to assist students in developing these employer-requested
skills. See www.memphis.edu/professional for more information about how to start your career search through the Complete Professional
Program. Information is also available in the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development
Center, room 274 of the FCBE classroom building.
Interested in earning academic credit for an internship?
Click here to learn how to earn course credit for your internship experience.