Professional Experience (BUSX 460)

This innovative course focuses on a successful transition from classroom to career. All students complete an internship while enrolled in the course. Through self-assessment, you'll develop a portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as a commitment to lifelong career development.

student intern working with her employer at BGE

Internship Deadlines

The deadline to submit internships for approval for fall 2019 is Aug. 14 at 3 p.m.

About the Course

BUSX 460 is required for all business administration, accounting and business systems and processes majors and is typically taken during your senior year. For this course, you are required to complete a 120-hour internship in a professional setting. Students meet as a class seven times throughout the semester to participate in reflective exercises, hear from guest speakers and develop a portfolio.

How to Register

Learn the requirements and how to register for BUSX 460.

Information Sessions

Are you a current senior or rising senior looking to take BUSX 460?

Attending an info session will help you get ready for this unique course and is a requirement for registering for the class.

  • Attending an information session is required in order to register for BUSX 460.
  • You're NOT required to register to attend an info session.
  • Arrive early or on time.
  • Bring a pen and paper with you.

Fall 2019 Info Session Dates

Wednesday Sessions

Every Wednesday, Sept. 4-Nov. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. in ST 211.

Other Dates

Friday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., ST 211
Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:40 p.m., ST 310
Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ST 211
Monday, Oct. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ST 310
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-6 p.m., ST 211
Friday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., ST 211
Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ST 310
Friday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., ST 211


Internship Requirements

Know the requirements for approved internships.

Class Schedule

See your BUSX 460 in-person class schedule.

First Homework Assignment

Get details on the first homework assignment due the first session of your BUSX 460 class.

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. ”

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Finding an Internship 

It is important that you start this process early by submitting your application to several openings. Don’t apply to just one internship and hope that it will work out with that company. Be proactive! Take advantage of the numerous university and college resources available to assist you in your search. Also, keep in mind the BUSX 460 internship requirements when conducting your search.


Each semester, the College of Business and Economics hosts events that not only provide a wealth of information on professional development, but serve as a great opportunity to network with local business leaders.

CBE CONNEcT E-Newsletter

Distributed by the college, CBE CONNECT provides a listing of available internships. Not receiving the e-newsletter? Contact .

TU Career Center

Students should also use the TU Career Center as a resource. Students can meet with Career Center counselors or use the Handshake database to find internships.