Internships allow you to explore career interests, gain critical skills specific to professional disciplines, and increase your marketability to employers. As an integral part of your academic experience, internships can provide 1–5 credits per quarter, and may be paid or unpaid.
The internship experience for Business Administration majors at SPU is built around two required courses: BUS 2910 “Internship and Career Strategies” and BUS 4942 “Internship Reflection and Professional Development.”
Other SBE majors and minors are also strongly encouraged to apply for internships. The rewards are well worth it.
Two Internship Stages
The 1-credit BUS 2910 is best taken before applying to the Business Administration major. Among other things, this course will help you do the following:
- Write an effective résumé and cover letter.
- Interview well.
- Track down the best job or internship opportunities.
BUS 2910 is also a prerequisite for BUS 4942.
Internships in BUS 4942 include considerably more responsibility. These internships may be unpaid or paid. At this level, you’ll experience much more than just making photocopies or filing. You'll take on actual responsibilities with a business or organization, learning what it takes to succeed as an employee and leader.
A Word to Employers
Many companies and organizations in the greater Seattle area can’t wait to welcome their SPU interns back every year. Having a student intern from Seattle Pacific is a chance to engage with intelligent, motivated students who not only want to learn about your operation, but also want to help it thrive. And they do.
In fact, many businesses have found that these interns have become a valuable, even essential, part of their operations mix. If you haven't yet experienced what it’s like to employ an SPU intern, you’ll want to learn more about it soon.
For More Information
To find out more, contact Christina McCracken at 206-281-2270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or schedule an appointment with her through the Center for Career and Calling by calling 206-281-2485. You can also stop by the CCC (second floor, Student Union Building) any Monday between 2 and 4 p.m.
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