Students in the Economics and Finance Department are strongly encouraged to exercise the internship option. Internships greatly enhance students' future employment opportunities. Some examples of past internships placements include Merrill Lynch, City of Buffalo, Morgan Stanley, AG Edwards Inc., Raymond James Financial Services, M & T Bank, HSBC, Robshaw and Julain Associates, and the Internal Revenue Service.
The Economics and Finance Internship Program is designed to complement and enhance the department's classroom-based academic programs. Students not only gain "practical" experience related to their academic study, they also apply what has been learned in the classroom. This enables students to deepen their understanding and develop their own thinking and critical faculties.
A student can apply three credits of internship credit during his/her major. Generally, no internship credit will be granted to a student for his/her current job.
To apply for an internship, contact the Economics and Finance internship coordinator,
Gain practical experience with on-the-job learning
Explore potential career opportunities
Clarify personal goals in education, career, and life
Apply theories, concepts, and knowledge
Enhance career development opportunities
Improve oral and written communication skills
Exercise and extend problem-solving skills.
Develop leadership skills.
Work a minimum of 135 hours at the internship placement site during the semester.
Keep a daily log of internship activities.
Complete weekly time sheets.
Attend required meetings throughout the semester. Throughout the semester, group intern meetings will be scheduled. Attendance is mandatory, and you are expected to alter your schedule to attend.
Prepare an internship portfolio.
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