Experiential Learning, Jobs & Student Internships

Experiential learning encompasses a wide variety of extracurricular learning experiences

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 and econometrics.

Career Tools and Services

HandshakeAllegheny College is a member of Handshake,  the trusted partner of more than 900 colleges and universities, and the #1 way college students find jobs.  Students are encouraged to join with their allegheny.edu email to explore career options, find jobs and internships, and connect with employers.

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.

Linked In logoStudents 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.  Linked In members are encouraged to join our Center for Business & Economics group while on LinkedIn.

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.