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 3985 or ACC 4985. 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 3985/ACC 4985 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 MetLife, JPMorgan, Wayfair, KPMG, Red Hat, Inc. and KPMG.
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!
Alumni Spotlight: Jalan Singleton’22
Major: International Business
Minor: Italian Studies
Internship summary: “The William Millichap Fellowship is a new program, designed to honor William Millichap who recently passed, to train aspiring commercial real estate agents in the brokerage business. Marcus and Millichap is a training heavy firm as it is for new agents; they have the best mentoring and training program for new agents out of any commercial real estate brokerage. The WAM Fellowship is a full time two-year intensive training program for individual who want to learn and break into CRE. It is a highly selective program for ambitious young entrepreneurs and requires a track record of high accomplishments and overcoming adversity.”
Fellowship responsibilities: “Build and maintain financial models to track historical financials and base costs for the St. Petersburg site.”
What Jalen enjoys most about his job: “I have really enjoyed the amount of learning that I have gained in such a short time. Whether it is how an Advil is made, a company’s procure-to-pay process, or even simple Microsoft Excel skills, my skillset has grown tremendously in 2.5 months.”
Advice for current students: “Develop your people skills and public speaking skills. Meeting and talking with clients over the phone and in person is a huge part of the business that requires an agent to be an empathetic consultant, a confident speaker and an exceptional active listener. Elon students should be aware that there are multiple careers in CRE and they should understand what kind of work they would be happy with. Brokerage is not the only path; analysts, creative directors, media creators, transaction management, and digital design are also jobs that are available for those who don’t want the responsibility of a 100% commission position. If Elon students are interested in building wealth over a long period of time, then real estate is the correct path to get there!”