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
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.
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
Handshake is a free, online job and internship database for TU students, alumni and employers.
You can access it easily with your TU net ID credentials by logging in here.
Distributed weekly by students for students, CBE CONNECT includes a list of newly added internships in Handshake for business students. Not
receiving the e-newsletter? Contact CBE_Connect AT_TOWSON.
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.
The Accounting Open House and CBE Career Fairs are the perfect opportunity to network with employers looking to hire interns.
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.
Internship & Career Web Pages by Industry
Accounting and Consulting Firms
Banking and Financial Services
Consumer Goods and Services/Retail
Government, Public Utilities and Nonprofit Organizations