BA 404 - Internship Program
Credits: (4 credits)
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into actual business operations so that they may better correlate their academic experience with professional experience. Implementation is accomplished by permitting the students to assume professional responsibilities with business or non-profit organizations.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, 2.5 GPA and permission of the Department Chair.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Cognitive Development Goals:
a. Apply knowledge and skills related to the concepts, principles, and methodologies of one’s major or discipline and liberal arts education thereby connecting theory to practice;
b. Acquire new knowledge in a new setting to enhance classroom education;
c. Integrate or synthesize knowledge from diverse disciplines, courses and areas of experience;
d. Apply higher order thinking skills, such as critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and complex problem solving, to “real world” situations.
2. Communication Skills:
a. Oral Communication:
i. Verbally express ideas clearly and persuasively with clients, supervisors and colleagues and to participate effectively in discussion.
b. Written Communication:
i. Express ideas clearly and persuasively in writing as evidenced by acceptable student accomplishment in at least three (3) of the following:
1. Student daily logs;
2. Student/faculty or Student/supervisor email communication;
3. Student description/rating of internship duties and internship supervisor;
4. Student reports and papers;
5. Student final report.
3. General Skill Development Goals:
a. Develop skill competencies specific to an occupation or profession;
b. Increase skills for understanding and working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures and to work effectively within diverse environments;
c. Acquire additional interpersonal communication and interaction skills;
d. Develop skills to work effectively within formal and informal networks and work cultures;
e. Further develop observation, recording and interpretation skills;
f. Develop skills needed for effective citizenship;
g. Acquire skills in leadership.
4. Personal Development Goals:
a. Develop self-awareness;
b. Clarify one’s own values;
c. Develop self-reliance and self-confidence;
d. Develop and use an ethical perspective;
e. Develop career awareness, direction and exploration of vocation.
Such responsibilities are carefully supervised by the faculty advisor.
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