Participating students complete a full-time, semester-long work experience abroad. Alumni of the program have completed internships with employers such as VW, Eppendorf, Schaeffler, GfK, DHL, Groz-Beckert, spartoo, kindsstoff, IWD, Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP, Addidas, Motomodo, Bosch and Windel.
Porter Family Professional Development Center
The Porter Family Professional Development Center offers consultative one-on-one meetings to create an action plan that will help you secure the internship or job that best suits your career goals. The Porter Center also hosts workshops, provides daily drop-in hours and works closely with the Student Professional Development Center to ensure business talent have access to a variety of recruitment options, including on-campus interviews.
Business German Program
At the heart of the Business German Program at Elon is the unique instructional approach that exposes you to the language and culture of the German workplace on the first day of study. No prior knowledge of German is required. Alongside the regular coursework in lower-division German language and culture courses (German 121-222), you will complete three short online modules each semester that focus exclusively on business-related German topics and that complement topics already being covered in the course. Students who complete all Business German Program coursework with an average grade of 83 percent (B) or better qualify to take the prestigious Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (Certificate in Business German), the testing fee for which will be covered by Elon. The Zertifikat is offered through Goethe Institute and is internationally recognized by German companies as proof of business language proficiency.
Business German Speaker Series
The Business German Speaker Series brings representatives from German-based businesses in the Southeastern U.S. to Elon for the purpose of discussing their respective fields, how their fields will develop in the coming decade, what students should do to prepare themselves for internships and employment in these fields, and how knowledge of the German language and culture is indispensable for a successful business career.
Business and Culture in the Francophone World
This course is an introduction to the culture of business and professional relationships in the Francophone world. Through the analysis of authentic texts from French and Francophone business contexts, you will better understand the global marketplace and its current socio-economic and cross-cultural issues. You will gain the linguistic, intercultural and critical thinking skills necessary to pursue work or internship opportunities in a French-speaking country.
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
The Isabella Cannon Global Education Center is Elon’s hub for international activity, including development and coordination of student opportunities abroad, services for international students and scholars, facilitating faculty opportunities abroad, and programming directed towards the development of an internationalized campus.