Internship & Career Support
Whether you're seeking an internship for the required BUSX 460 Professional Experience course, for elective credit through an academic department or for additional experience to boost your resume, Towson University and the College of Business & Economics offer helpful resources.
BUSX 460 Professional Experience
This reflective course with an internship component is required for all accounting, business administration and business systems and processes majors and is typically taken in a student's junior or senior year. Learn what you need to know for this unique program.
Internships by Department
Each department offers a course through which students can earn credit that counts toward their major/concentration for completing an internship. See instructions and forms for each department below.
- Accounting - ACCT 497 Instructions & Form (PDF)
- Economics - ECON 497 Instructions & Form (PDF)
- Finance - FIN 497 Instructions & Form (PDF)
- e-Business - EBTM 497/498 Instructions & Form (PDF)
- Management - MNGT 497/498 Instructions & Form (PDF)
- Marketing - MKTG 497/HONR 493 Internship Procedures & Form (PDF)
Tips for Finding an Internship
- Start early. Be proactive! It's never too soon to look. At the least, you will get an idea of where and how you can be an intern. At the best, you might find a company willing to hire you whenever you're ready! Don't bank on one position you find either. Apply to multiple positions.
- Use all available resources. In addition to the career services and events offered by TU and CBE (listed below), use job websites and LinkedIn to search for opportunities. Tap into your existing networks through family, friends, clubs, places of worship, etc. Let them know you're looking for opportunities.
- Prepare your professional image. Employers want to see a polished resume, even if it just lists your part-time job or campus involvement. Practice interview and networking skills through the Career Center. Acquire professional-looking attire for interviews.
- Network. Network. Network. Use every opportunity you have to meet and talk to business professionals. You never know where a casual acquaintance might lead.
- Keep in mind the internship requirements when seeking a position for BUSX 460 Professional Experience.
Resources for Your Search
TU Job Database
Take advantage of the Career Center where you can meet with a counselor, practice interviewing, get resume advice and more. The Career Center also hosts several career fairs, events and on-campus interviewing with employers recruiting events throughout the year, which are all posted in Handshake.
Professional Development Partners
Schedule an appointment with a Professional Development Partner (PDP) who can assist you in navigating the internship search process. Find the PDP for your major or concentration here.
Company and Organization Internship Webpages
Select an industry below to find direct links to web pages where you can explore and apply for internship opportunities at specific companies and organizations.