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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 489
COURSE TITLE: Internship
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
  • Academic Supervisor: Elden Wiebe
  • Director of Applied Learning: Ryan Young
  • Internship Coordinator: Susan Martin
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 1(1.5-0-0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with the preparatory tools, guidance, knowledge and skills to successfully seek, secure, and engage in their internships. Students will develop their internship learning plans and internship search portfolio. As well, students will attend industry forums and interview field practitioners to familiarize themselves with opportunities and challenges of working in various industries and professional fields. Students will use these knowledge and skills to seek, secure, and engage in internships that will enhance their business/management skills as well as provide them with genuine career opportunities

Prerequisites: Successful completion fo the first 2 years of the Commerce Program and permission from the Internship Coordinator or Academic Supervisor.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Attendance and Participation 15%
Resume, Cover Letter and Letter of Reference25%
Industry Forum Reports (2) 15%
Career Study Information Interview Reports (2) 20%
Preliminary Internship Learning Plan15%
Employer Profile and List 10%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course provides students with the preparatory tools, guidance, knowledge, and skills to successfully seek, secure, and engage in their internships.

Students will develop their internship learning plan and internship search portfolio.

Students will attend industry forums and interview field practitioners to familiarize themselves with opportunities and challenges of working in various industries and professional fields.

Students will use these knowledge and skills to seek, secure, and engage in internships that will enhance their business and management skills as well as provide them with genuine career opportunities.

The main objective of the course is to ensure that internship candidates are well-prepared in the following:
  • Recognizing what competencies and skills they want to focus on building
  • Understanding what internship projects and activities are deemed academically appropriate
  • Understanding what employers need from them
  • Presenting what is appropriate in job/internship search and selection
  • Understanding their academic and professional obligations
  • Considering the impact of their faith on career/work choices


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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