One of the best ways students can gain a competitive advantage in the workplace is to complete an internship during their college experience. Internships help students gain business experience where knowledge from their courses can be applied to real world situations.
The Belk College defines an internship as a supervised work experience, comprised of a minimum of 150 hours, which is in the field of business and includes specific learning goals.
Business undergraduates have the option to earn academic credit for qualifying internship experiences related to their business major. Learn more about the internship for academic credit program here.
Whether an internship is paid, voluntary, or for academic credit, it is an opportunity worth exploring, as many employers require some kind of work or business experience when hiring recent college graduates. Read more about the steps to finding an internship opportunity. UNC Charlotte students can search and apply for internships using the Hire-A-Niner system.