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Information for Students

Benefits of an Internship

  • Real world experience that makes classes more relevant
  • Opportunity to explore a career path in finance
  • Gain references for future job search
  • Improve your resume
  • Learn to work and communicate with people
  • Mentorship to help career development
  • Three hours of university credit

Credit and Tuition Cost

Three credit hours are awarded. In some special cases and with approval of the internship coordinator a student may gain up to six hours of credit, but only three of that six can count in the finance major. Students will need to register for the internship hours and pay the required tuition and fees.

Internship Requirements

  • Minimum of 135 hours of on-the-job experience (9 hours x 15 weeks).
  • This must be a new or on-going work experience. Students may not use a past work experience.
  • All documentation, both student and employer, must be in and approved before the student starts the internship.
  • Internships may be paid or unpaid.
  • The internship must have finance content, be educational and be meaningful.
  • Course grading: written mid-term and final evaluations by the internship supervisor at the company; paper about the internship experience graded by Finance Internship Coordinator.

Forms and Information

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