For a complete overview of our program, please watch "CBAT Internship/Co-op Orientation" (allow 25 minutes for viewing.)
Students majoring in business work for a minimum of 130 contact hours for 3 hours of academic credit. Credit hours may vary from 1-3 credits for students majoring in computer science, engineering technology, surveying, digital media, or interior design. Students may work more hours during paid internships/co-ops if negotiated with the employer.
The employer appoints a "site supervisor" to create a position description, develop projects, and oversee the student's work while interning with the employer. Typically, students meet with site supervisors on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
The employer provides a safe work environment for student interns/co-ops.
The site supervisor and the intern complete the "Objectives-Learning Agreement Form" at the beginning of the internship/co-op.
The site supervisor is responsible for monitoring the student's progress on the job and providing regular feedback to the student.
The site supervisor completes a "Student Evaluation Form" at the conclusion of the internship/co-op, evaluating the student's performance while working for the employer.
Coordinate event management for not-for-profit fund-raiser
Update employee handbook, creating policies and procedures manual
Prepare individual tax returns
Perform internal and external audits utilizing SAP software
Prepare template methodology for socially responsible investment research
Create metrics for cashiers and put into data sets for analysis
Conduct boundary and construction surveying using robotic total station and GPS system
Create manual for electrical engineering training process
Manage design project including super conducting RF Module layout
Assist IT audit department with audit planning, fieldwork, documentation, and reporting
1. Obtain Internship/Co-op Application form from Kristy Buchanan (210 Sam Wilson Hall) or online.
2. Submit completed form to Kristy for approval.
3. Upon notification of acceptance via email into the CBAT Internship/Co-op Program, schedule appointment with Melinda (email@example.com).
4. Bring your resume with you when you meet with Melinda (or email her a copy).
5. After meeting with Melinda, you will be added to D2L site with opportunity listings.
6. Revise resume, emailing revision to Melinda for approval.
7. Follow application instructions on D2L; apply to company leads,usually by emailing your resume to employers of interest. To access a complete listing of potential opportunities on D2L, you need to apply to participate in the program and meet with Melinda. Check out some companies that have hosted interns in the past at right.
8. Follow up on applications. Notify the CBAT Career Services Office and Melinda LaPrade once you're hired!
Complete Objectives/Learning Agreement Form with site supervisor.
Register on GoldLink; departmental permit required.
View "Beginning Your Internship/Co-op" seminar (10% of grade) which covers various topics addressing professionalism in the workplace on D2L site and take assessment.
Write a mid-term memo (10% of grade) to Department Chairs, providing feedback regarding the internship/co-op. Submit to drop box on D2L course of registration. Copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write a paper (5-7 pages for undergraduate students and 7-10 pages for graduate students--40% of grade) analyzing the internship/co-op experience: how he/she met internship/co-op objectives, how the internship/co-op has impacted career goals, and what the student has learned regarding the "world of work." Submit to drop box for D2L course of registration. Copy email@example.com.
Attend the "Exit Interview" (10% of grade) to discuss the entire internship/co-op experience with CBAT Career Services staff. Submit completed Exit Interview form to drop box on D2L course of registration.
Submit Employer Evaluation form (30% of grade) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CBAT Internship Program follows East Tennessee State University "Introduction and Statement of Policy (PPP-04)" regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Discrimination; please reference: http://www.etsu.edu/humanres/ppp/PPP-04.htm
Past Interns say . . .
|"Completing an internship was absolutely the best decision I ever made in college."|
|"I attended meetings with key players in the organization and got a great sense of the big picture."|
|"I gained a greater understanding of managing people."|
|"I learned how public and private stakeholders interact."|
|"I felt empowered to manage my time and to accomplish goals."|
|"I learned how to be a leader in a retail environment."|
|"I gained an understanding of sales strategies and techniques; I expanded my skills beyond previous sales jobs."|
Interns at work:
Johnson City Power Board and Eastman Chemical Company