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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 490
COURSE TITLE: Internship
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
  • Academic: Hendriatta Wong
  • Internship: Susan Martin
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(130 Hours)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A 13 week (at least 130 hours) work placement for Business students with a small business firm. Evaluation will be based on the employer's performance appraisal and the student's performance on the mandatory work-term report. Mark for the course will be pass/fail. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first 3 years of the program
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Attendance  10%
Internship Learning Plans (2) 12%
Resume and Cover Letter 16%
Industry Forum Reports (2) 14%
Information Interviews (2) 18%
Internship Report 30%
Internship Progress Report Passing the course is contingent on its submission.
Internship Agreement Passing the course is contingent on its submission.
Employer Evaluation Passing the course is contingent on its submission and receiving a Rate of SATISFACTORY or better.
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Knowledge Enhancement - to expose students to real-life organizational and business settings where they may apply their theoretical and practical knowledge as well as gain additional hands-on experience.
  • Critical Thinking Skills Development – to challenge students to critically analyze organizational problems, decisions, and actions from a practising professional’s perspective;
  • Systemic Thinking Skills Development – to offer students real-life organizational and business environments to practise their systemic thinking skills (think and plan using a systems approach where the interconnectedness of actions, reactions, and consequences upon both internal and external stakeholders as well as the overall business ecosystem are identified and considered);
  • Team and Interpersonal Skills Development – to allow students to observe and experience the concept of “organizational dynamics” and to enhance the development of interpersonal and teamwork skills.


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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