• Internships
    • Generally last for 1 semester or summer
    • Paid or non-paid
    • Credit or non-credit
    • Students work part-time or full-time
  • Co-ops
    • Students always work full-time
    • May occur on an extended basis (work 2 semesters) or an alternating basis (work, school, work, etc)
    • Always paid
    • Usually not done for credit

Student Benefits

  • Gain specific job skills and work experience
  • Apply academic knowledge in practical situations
  • Pretest your career choice
  • Establish network of professional contacts
  • May lead to permanent professional position following graduation
  • Develop self-confidence and time management

Guidelines for Faculty working with Internship Credit

Classroom Presentations

Staff of Business Career Services is available to make presentations to your class. The following topics are available:

  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career Fair presentation
  • Comprehensive job search
  • Business etiquette
  • Networking for business
  • Salary and offer negotiation
  • Golf for Business
  • Generations/cultural differences in the workplace

Other topics may be available upon request. To schedule a presentation, please email buscs@iastate.edu