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Internships

Internships are professional experiences that students participate in to gain professional skills and experiences. Internships are structured as learning experiences that combine in-class theory with real-world applications.

For an organization, a College of Business intern can be a great asset. They can fill an immediate need or work on a project that has been on the back-burner for years.

Internship Course Requirement

UW Oshkosh College of Business is the only accredited public college in the state to require an internship or co-op.

Students admitted to College of Business are required to complete an internship course concurrent with their internship/co-op. The prerequisites for the internship course (BUS 492 or BUS 442) are admission to the College of Business AND completion of BUS 284. To apply for the internship/co-op course, students must complete the internship course application on Titan Jobs prior to starting the internship.


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What counts as a valid internship experience?

A valid experience is an internship or co-op that requires skills and knowledge obtained from College of Business courses. These experiences can be obtained through employment, volunteer activities or project-based opportunities. Your position should be similar to an entry-level position for a College of Business graduate and tied to your career goals and/or major.

Questions to consider when evaluating an internship opportunity:

  • What advanced skills and knowledge are ESSENTIAL for this position? How will this position enhance my learning in College of Business coursework?
  • What responsibilities of this position require advanced coursework at an institution of higher education?
  • What will I learn or experience from this internship that I haven’t had the opportunity to learn or experience yet?
  • Who will provide supervision and training throughout the internship?

Positions that typically will NOT be considered a professional experience:

  • Telemarketing
  • Cashier
  • Customer service representative
  • Bank teller
  • Community adviser
  • Receptionist
  • Waiter/host/bartender
  • Point of sale representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Sales floor personnel
  • General laborer
  • Brand ambassador

Typical Internship Roles & Responsibilities

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate Finance: analyst, capital budgeting manager, financial planning manager, tax analyst, credit manager
  • Financial Institutions: bank loan/credit analyst, mortgage analyst, bank branch manager, trust officer, corporate lender, investment banker, financial risk manager
  • Investment: stock broker, financial planner, security analyst, portfolio manager, mutual fund manager, director of investor relations
  • Risk Management: life, health, property or casualty insurance agent, claims adjuster, insurance underwriter, risk manager/self insurance, employee benefits sales representative, insurance portfolio manager
  • Real Estate: commercial/residential real estate agent, property manager for a mall/industrial park, mortgage underwriter, mortgage analyst, urban planning

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