About the Business Internship Program
Approved internships provide students with a high-quality intellectual and pre-professional experience that will prepare them for their future roles in business enterprises. Internship opportunities should be sought with a focus on the student’s specific career objectives.
All business majors (except for economics) are required to complete the internship course BUS 381 or ACC 481. This course has a co-requisite of actively working in an approved internship. The course is graded and the grade is factored into the GPA; tuition rates apply. Each internship credit satisfies one unit of Elon’s Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR). BUS 381/ACC 481 is designed to provide declared business majors the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and support their professional growth through relevant assignments.
Students have previously interned at companies such as Deloitte, MetLife, Vanguard, Merrill Lynch, FactSet and Mercedes-Benz USA.
Elon students seem to have a unique blend of professionalism, academic achievement and relatability. These characteristics allow them to add value to whichever organization they join from day one.
To search for on-campus student employment, internships, jobs, graduate and professional school-related events, use the Elon Job Network (EJN).
Interested in hiring Elon business talent? Please review campus recruitment options here.
We have interviewed two Elon students and we have been nothing but blown away by their performance. They are clearly taught all the right tools. We are so happy to have built a connection with the school!
Name: Sofia Montalbo ’20
Major: Marketing with a focus in sales
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
How did working with the Porter Center help you secure your job?
The Porter Center helped me secure my job through multiple mock interviews. During my mock interviews I was asked questions that were challenging but I was helped to understand the questions and increase my confidence in interviewing. By also practicing my elevator pitch, I was able to highlight key aspects of my marketing and sales experiences, my personality and ambitions comfortably within 30 seconds.
Advice for current students seeking employment:
Go to the Porter Center! It’s definitely cliché, but this is their profession for a reason. Everyone in the Porter Center is equipped to help you get to the next level. Don’t forget to do research before any interview and any mock interview. Lastly, know what you want to market yourself. You will be an asset to any company, so be able to express that with confidence! At the end of the day, employers want real people working for them, so be able to hold a conversation and build rapport.
- Bell’Eventi – Sorrento, Italy
- Raleigh Durham Marketing – Cary, North Carolina
After graduation plans:
I will be working with Lenovo at their North American Headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. following graduation! My first two years I will be with the Lenovo Accelerated Sales Rotational program where I will be exposed to consumer sales, corporate sales and public sector sales. Upon completion, I will then decide which sector to go full-time in. I am so excited for this opportunity and am grateful for the Porter Center for all their hard work in preparing me for my interviews.