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Alan BunnAlthough he has held two previous marketing internships, Bunn acknowledges the excitement that he has for interning at a communications firm, a position that is certain to provide a very different experience from any position that he has held in the past. Sure to be a resume booster, Bunn says that he looks forward to attaining concrete work experience to complement the theory that he has learned in his academic courses. "Having the opportunity to spend an entire semester as an intern at a first-rate communications firm in Washington, D.C., while receiving academic credit for the experience is definitely one of the highlights of my college career," he said.

—Alan Bunn

Faculty Guide to Internships

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Through internships, the community offers students the opportunity to:

  • Enhance professional development with first hand experience in the world of work
  • Build an effective resume that results in better job offers after graduation
  • Improve knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet career goals
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Reinforce learning received in course work experience

Employers rate relevant work experience as the most important criteria during the job selection process. A high quality internship provides the key to a more meaningful education and a brighter future.

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