Internships allow students to work in professional environments and
apply business course knowledge. With more than 200 Tampa Bay companies
expressing interest, there are many internship experiences available.
Internships provide opportunities for students to:
- Gain experience in major
- Add to resume
- Preview company for possible employment
- Begin business network
- Student is responsible for securing internship and registration
completion of the internship, an evaluation form must be completed by
the company and students must submit a written report in order to
receive a grade
- International students must be registered for
an internship to work in the United States for pay. International MBA
students may sign up for 1 credit of internship during a semester to
satisfy this requirement.
- Junior or senior status
- Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA overall or cumulative 3.0 GPA in business courses
- Internship cannot be in the company where the student is employed
- Internship of 3 credits may be used as one elective
- Students must have completed two graduate classes with no grade lower than a "B"
Interns in accounting will assist in the recording, measuring, and
interpreting of financial information. People both inside and outside a
business utilize accounting information to better evaluate enterprise
operations. All organizations, both large and small, use accounting to
make sure they are using resources efficiently, meeting objectives, and
making plans for increasing profits. Students interested in an
accounting internship should contact the department chair at 253-6221.
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems (CIS) produces information that enables
users and managers to solve problems and make decisions. This may
require the use of a very simple personal computer to large super
computers using shared data over an international network. Interns in
CIS will develop an understanding and apply methodologies for: (1)
developing systems (including programming), (2) developing and
administering databases, (3) understanding network architectures and
participating in the implementing and administering of networks.
Business Economics is the study of human behavior in the production,
exchange, and consumption of material goods and services. In a world
characterized by scarcity, people must make choices. Interns will
assist in decision-making in the context of scarcity. The economics
field consists of two areas, microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Microeconomics is the study of consumer behavior, managerial
decision-making and public policy. Macroeconomics studies broad issues
that are national and international in scope, including interest rates,
taxation, economic development, and investment.
Finance is the study of the acquisitions and investment of cash for the
purpose of enhancing value and wealth. The intern may work in various
areas such as public finance, investment, corporate finance, and
financial institutions and markets. In essence, the intern will learn
the art and science of managing money.
International Business advancements in communications technology, the
rapid spread of democracy and free enterprise and the elimination of
trade barriers are all events reflecting the global nature of today's
economy. They are also factors that increase the value of an
international business degree. Interns may assist in the management,
marketing and financial advising in companies competing in the global
environment. To do this, they will learn all areas of business and will
understand cultural, political and economic complexities of operating
in diverse markets.
Management is more than planning, delegating, organizing and
controlling resources – it is the direction of human effort in all
facets of business, industry and government. Interns will begin to
develop the skills required to manage business enterprises ethically,
with attention to customer and stockholder values, financial returns
and employee development and satisfaction.
Marketing Interns in marketing will participate in varied activities involved in the production, pricing, distribution, and promotion of goods, services, and ideas that satisfy both consumers and organizational buyers. This involves the analysis of competitive behavior, the development of new products, and the management of trading relationships with suppliers, distributors, and consumers. Superior marketing management is the backbone of a successful organization and influences the wealth and health of society.
Internships in business were cited by students as one of their most
useful college experiences. Listed below are companies that have
participated in UT's internship program.
- Advent Out of Home Media
- American Red Cross
- Carr and Associates
- Chantel Hevia & Company
- Communications Equity Association
- Concepts in Motion
- Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.
- DeSurinaamsche Bank N.V.
- Dominion Financial Group Management, Inc.
- Dunn & Bradstreet
- Eagle Asset Management Inc.
- Equifax Card Services, Inc.
- First Union Capital Services, Inc.
- Graphitarget Company Inc.
- Investment Management & Research, Inc.
- Merrill Lynch
- Pension Consulting Alliance
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Prudential Securities
- Staff Management Systems
- Sunbelt Trading (Southeast), Inc.
- Tampa Bay International Business Council
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Texaco, Latin America
- USF Center for Economics
- Vacation Escape Inc.