The Business Internship program is an opportunity to match your academic skills, talents, desires and knowledge with the realities of the workplace.
Our interns are involved in the day-to-day operations of diverse organizations in the private or public sectors – from financial services to television production. As an intern, you will apply the knowledge you've gained in your chosen program of study to real-world challenges faced by today's businesses. The internship experience may even give you a chance to explore the career you pursue after graduation.
You may be eligible to earn course credits for an internship experience through the Business Internship courses (ACCT 4751, BUSA 4751, FINA 4751 or MKTG 4751). In these courses, you will typically work 10-20 hours per week with your host organization and attend a one-hour-per-week class on the GGC campus. The classroom experience complements the real-world experience by focusing on topics such as professionalism, teamwork, communication, business etiquette and personal branding. It is recommended that these courses be taken in the junior or senior year.
The timing and length of the internship may vary by employer. In addition, some internships provide compensation for the student while others do not. These factors should be discussed during the interview process.
Examples of just some of our recent internships include the following:
- Coca-Cola – marketing
- Keune North America – accounting
- Turner Sports – marketing
- Ricoh – sales
- Suntrust Bank – finance
- R. Lee Pennington, CPA – accounting
- BrandBank – finance