Finance & Business Law
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.
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:
- Customer service representative
- Bank teller
- Community adviser
- Point of sale representative
- Administrative assistant
- Sales floor personnel
- General laborer
- Brand ambassador
Typical Internship Roles & Responsibilities
- 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
- Corporate Finance: Certified Management Accountant, Certified Treasure Professional, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor
- Investment: Chartered Financial Analyst, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Passing an exam administered by the National Association of Securities Dealers is normally a prerequisite for being licensed by the state. Before a broker-dealer or investment adviser can work with investors, they must pass the Series 6, 7 and 66 (or 63 and 65) exams.
- Risk Management: Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™