Internships & Jobs

Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration students put business theory into practice.

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Interns!

Welcome to the CBA Internships site! All CBA students are required to complete an immersion experience and an internship is a great way for students to gain experience to prepare for the workforce. We are here to assist our students in developing their professional skills and finding internship opportunities to support their career aspirations.

Visit each link below to find out more information about our internship program.

All Internships must be approved prior to your start date. Please review all internship guidelines & requirements for more information.

Student internship benefits

  • Interact with career professionals in your specific major
  • Cultivate your professional development skills and build your confidence
  • Obtain supervision feedback by a career professional in your field
  • Achieve professional business skills and interchangeable awareness of your future career
  • Develop your interpersonal/communication skills and learn more about your work ethics
  • Foster a professional connection network and secure opportunities towards a full time position

Internship guidelines & requirements

Business students have two options when it comes to choosing an internship as their immersion experience. You can choose an internship for immersion experience credit or an internship for academic credit. All internships must be approved by the internship coordinator and the CBA dean’s office prior to the start date.

Once you’ve secured an internship and have read all the guidelines and requirements, you must complete the proper forms depending on which option you choose. Follow the links to find out more information about internship for immersion experience credit or internship for academic credit.

How to find an internship

The best way to start looking for an internship is to register with the Office of Career Services. You can find opportunities for on-campus jobs, internships as well as jobs after graduation. The earlier you register with the Office of Career Services, the more opportunities will be available for you. Employers may even reach out to you, if they are interested. Visit the Office of Career Services to learn more about how to register.

You can also conduct your own internship search. Think outside the box. Internships do not need to be listed as an internship position. They can also be a part-time job or a promotion within your current position. Visit our career search webpage to gain ideas about where you can find internships or job search engines that may support you during your internship exploration.


Internship for Immersion Experience Credit

To be eligible for the College of Business Administration Immersion Experience Credit program:

  • You must be a College of Business Administration student
  • Completed the Student Professional Development Program
  • Work for a minimum of 4 weeks with at least 150 work hours
  • All internships must be approved by the internship coordinator and the CBA dean’s office prior to the start date. It is extremely important that you do not start your internship until it has been approved.

Application process:

  1. Complete the employer agreement form
  2. Once you have completed the form with your supervisor, setup an appointment with the internship coordinator to discuss your internship for approval
  3. If your internship is approved, the internship coordinator will meet with the dean’s office for final approval
  4. The internship coordinator will contact you via email to let you know if your internship was approved or denied
  5. Once your internship is complete email the internship coordinator at cynthia.longoria@tamuk.edu

Internship for academic credit

To be eligible for the College of Business Administration Academic Credit Program:

  • You must be a College of Business Administration student
  • Enrolled at least one full year with the College of Business Administration
  • Completed the Student Professional Development Program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Work for a minimum of four weeks with at least 150 work hours during the semester you intend to complete the internship
  • Academic credit can only be received during the same semester as your internship
  • You may only apply one internship for academic credit course (3 semester credit hours) towards your degree
  • The deadline to apply for an internship for academic credit is no later the fifth class day
  • All internships must be approved by the internship coordinator and the CBA dean’s Office prior to the start date. It is extremely important that you do not start your internship until it has been approved.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the internship for academic credit application
  2. After all approving signatures have been received, submit your completed application to your advisor
  3. The department chair will create the course in Blue & Gold
  4. Your advisor will contact you with registration information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between an internship for academic credit and an internship for immersion experience?

There are more deciding factors to earn an internship for academic credit. First of all, with an internship for academic credit, you will earn three credit hours towards your degree. Secondly, you will need to register and pay for this course. Finallly, students interested in completing an internship for credit must have at least a 2.5 GPA. All business major degree plans have at least three advanced business course electives required within each designated major. This is where an internship for academic credit could fit into your degree plan.

If you do not need an additional course for your degree or do not meet the GPA criteria, you can choose to complete an internship for immersion experience. This would only require that you have completed the Student Professional Development Program.

Can I count a past internship or job as an internship for academic credit or internship for immersion experience?

No, all internships must be approved prior to your start date. We will not accept a past internship or job as either your internship for academic credit or internship for immersion experience.

What do I do if I earn an internship?

If you have earned an internship, the first thing you should do is print out either the internship for Academic Credit Application or the Internship for Immersion Experience form. Sit with your supervisor and discuss the requirements of your internship. Once you supervisor has signed the required documentation and you have received all the approving signatures, setup an appointment with the internship coordinator. 

After earning my internship, how soon may I start working?

Once you have filled out all the required documentation and visited with the internship coordinator, it usually takes no longer than one to two business days to gain the dean’s approval. You should receive an email from the internship coordinator within that timeframe and then you can start working.

As a rule of thumb, let your employer know you can start in one week. This should give you enough time to setup your appointment and gain final approval from the dean.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Cindy Longoria, Internship Coordinator

Business Administration Building Rm. 112

361-593-3902

Cynthia.longoria@tamuk.edu

 

This page was last updated on: September 28, 2016