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 (and contact hour requirements) 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.
FAQ for Computing Students--Pending
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
Once you have accepted an internship/co-op, complete the electronic Objectives/Learning Agreement Form on the CBAT Internship/Co-op System for review/e-signature by the student, site supervisor, and appropriate Department Chair or Faculty Supervisor for final approval. You will see Learning Agreements on the left navigation.
Register on GoldLink; departmental permit required. All deliverables/course requirements can be found on the D2L site for the course of registration.
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.
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 coursework impacted the student's experience, and how the internship/co-op has impacted career goals. Submit to drop box for D2L course of registration.
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 BEFORE SCHEDULING exit interview with College Director of Career Services.
Submit Employer Evaluation form (30% of grade) to drop box on course of registration.
The CBAT Internship/Co-op Program follows East Tennessee State University "Introduction and Statement of Policy (PPP-04)" regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Discrimination; please reference: PPO-04 LINK
Past Interns/Co-ops 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 and Co-ops at work:
Denso, Eastman Chemical Company,
North Carolina DOT