Experiential Learning, Jobs & Student Internships

An internship enables students to gain valuable, practical experience that they can use later in their careers. Students get the opportunity to work on real projects that impact the success of a company or social service organization.  An internship is the first step in building the student’s business network.

Academic Credit

The Center for Business & Economics offers internship opportunities that may qualify for Academic Credit. Whether the student chooses an In-Semester or a Summer Internship, the goal of earning academic credit is to challenge the student to place this experience into an academic, analytical context.  Academic credit  does not prevent the student from being paid if the internship is structured as a paid internship. Internship Requirements for Academic Credit


Business and economics students travel all over the world to experience professional life in their area of interest. From India to Massachusetts, Montana to New York City, Business & Economics majors are heavily recruited for their acumen in fields such as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing and analyst positions.

Online Resources

Gator2Gator is a platform designed to help you connect with Allegheny alumni for professional networking and career advice. There are hundreds of Allegheny alumni on Gator2Gator and they are ready and eager to help you.  When you set up your Gator2Gator account, you can identify the type of help or connections you’re looking for and then G2G will suggest alumni for you to consider. You can also search for alumni by company/organization, location, industry, graduate school, as well as Allegheny major, sports team, and student organization. Go to Gator2Gator and click on “Allegheny Login” to get started.

Handshake opportunities are accessible on desktop, or students may download the free Handshake app for fast access to opportunities.  The system is managed through Allegheny’s Career Education – the Career Ed team can answer questions and help students and prospective employers to navigate the system and get the optimum benefit from Handshake.

Students should also create their professional profile on Linked In and keep it updated as many employers require a Linked In profile when submitting applications.  It is also an important tool for seeking opportunities throughout a student’s business and economics career.

All students are encouraged to set an appointment with Career Education as early as possible to access a full portfolio of career opportunities and training;  Business and Economics students should contact Beth Ryan, bryan@allegheny.edu for personal assistance.

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics works in partnership with  Allegheny Career Education to mentor students on how to locate and apply for internships, secure housing and apply for funding sources to defray costs.