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Internship Success Stories

Kevin ParkKevin Park is a junior majoring in hospitality and resort management in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management. He recently completed an internship at Walt Disney's Epcot Center and said: "Not only do you work for a Fortune 500 company, you also get to meet people from across the world. My roommate was from Brazil and a lot of my friends were from China." Park is open to another internship at Disney. "An internship is a really, really good way to not only get your foot in the door, but to develop more personal and professional skills."

—Kevin Park

Internship Opportunities at the U of M

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each year more than 5,000 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.

Student Guide to Internships

Additional Resources for Students

Internship Orientation Powerpoint 

International Students - Curricular Practical Training (F-1) information  

Helen Hardin Honors Students- Honors Experience Information

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