One of the competitive advantages of International Business students is that they have some real international experience, most often in the form of an internship.
More information about internships can be found at this Career Center website.
Below are annual and biannual internships offered to IB Majors:
IDEC - Internship Opportunity in the Export Excellence Program, Fall 2012
Steps to fulfilling your internship requirement
Step 1: Find your internship
Some great places to look for internship ideas are through: BroncoJobs and the COBE website. We try to post new internship opportunities on the IB webpage as well as send out mass emails to the IB majors to encourage them to apply.
Another option if for you to contact companies that interest you and inquire about possible internship opportunities. Many companies appreciate the initiative, and you could be surprised by the opportunities that open up.
Step 2: Get your internship approved
Once you have the internship of your choice, speak with your advisor. When your advisor approves the internship verbally, go ahead and apply.
Step 3: Visit Career Center Website to get credits for your internship
After being accepted for the internship position, please complete the
Internship Application for Academic Credit.
Please print the form and get the signature of your department internship coordinator (advisor) as well as your internship supervisor, then turn it in to the Registrar’s Office for approval.
Step 4: Check in with your advisor
After you have started your internship, be sure to check in with your advisor for various assignment that will go along with your internships such as a write up or journaling assignment. A five page write-up is required for International Business internships, please speak with your advisor for more details.
Step 5: Enjoy the learning experience!
All the new tools and information you have developed from your internship can be put on your resume and help strengthen you as a candidate for a position after you have completed you degree.
Also, it is not uncommon for companies hire interns who impress them, either by their drive, enthusiasm, knowledge, or hard work. So, if you prove to them that you are an asset, they will keep you on.