Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Management major Chaz Coleman discusses his internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dr. Gary M. Quinlivan, DeanAlex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and GovernmentPhone: 724-537-4597
All students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to undertake an internship. The purpose of an internship is to allow you to gain hands-on experience in practical settings. This provides for the application of classroom knowledge and assists you in making career-related decisions. One should typically start thinking about internships in the Sophomore or Junior year (or at least one full semester before the internship would begin).
It is understood that in such placements you are in a professional setting and should adhere to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, seeking and following the direction of the site supervisor, as well as the theoretical expectations of the professor.
A vital part of the internship experience includes finding a position. You are encouraged and expected to find suitable placements and/or sites based on your expressed interests, the availability and willingness of the site to supervise a student, and stated career goals. This allows time to explore options, prepare a résumé, plan to arrange class or work schedules, and the like. Personnel from the Career Center can assist you in your search for a suitable placement. Your academic advisor, other McKenna School faculty, and the Dean are available for letters of recommendation and helpful suggestions, but securing the placement is your responsibility.