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.
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 credits 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
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, Economics majors are heavily recruited for their acumen in fields such as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship and econometrics. Students can earn both academic credit and apply for financial support through the Economics Department and the Gateway.
Local Internships Available during Fall & Spring Semesters
These local internships provide students with high-value experience by enabling them to take advantage of an internship experiences during the semester. The companies who provide these opportunities are located within walking distance, driving distance or a short bus ride from the campus.
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.