Each semester, Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration places student interns in a wide variety of businesses and agencies where they interact with professionals and participate in solving day-to-day problems. The internship opportunity provides students with increased understanding of principles learned in the classroom, the potential to develop a network of professional contacts, enhanced self-confidence and skills, and the ability to earn money for college and personal expenses. To participate in the internship program, students must be enrolled in the School of Business Administration, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be second semester juniors. They also must have completed 6 credits in the major and have completed all Business core courses except B A 364 and B A 462. Interested students should contact the Internship Coordinator through the School of Business Administration office.
Additional Opportunities for Student-Business Interaction
In addition to internships, the School of Business Administration offers a number of courses that involve students in solving organizational problems or require a project focusing on some aspect of organizational management. Principles of Marketing provides students the opportunity to develop a marketing plan for business firms as a term project, International Marketing students develop a global marketing plan for an internationally oriented firm, and in Services Marketing, students create a marketing plan for a service organization.