Consistent with the OIM Department's commitment to offer high quality major programs of study and its objective to provide experiential learning for its students, the OIM Department accepts internships for credit in both the OM and EC programs. Objectives fulfilled by participating in an internship program include:
(1) Providing students with a practical on-the-job experience that relates to the theory, concepts and tools covered in the coursework of their major;
(2) Allowing students an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in the classroom and to actively engage his/her abilities and interests in a professional environment; and
(3) Providing students with a means for developing professional contacts and networking with practitioners to aid in career advancement.
Internship opportunities are available for those students who qualify. The ideal internship would allow the student to complete a project which makes a contribution to the organization above and beyond participating in the daily activities of the firm. A student may take part in only one three-credit internship with the credits applied to the free elective area. A minimum of 90 hours is required to fulfill three credits.