Students are strongly encouraged to include a professional internship as one of their electives. Students should carefully selected their internships to provide solid business experiences and positive learning environments.
Guidelines for internships can be found in the Internship Manual rev 2013. An internship is a 3 credit hour course and is pass/fail. Before enrolling for AGEC 684, students must submit the “Plan for Internship” form (Appendix A in the Internship Manual) to the Program Director for approval.
“Internships have been identified as a crucial element of the professional development and placement opportunities for the Master of Agribusiness program since 2009. An Internship Roundtable event was held to kick off the fall semester, where students returning from internships shared experiences and advice with the new entrants to the program. “
Companies are encouraged to contact us to schedule opportunities to meet with the students for an hour plus workshop during which they can introduce the company, discuss the skills and talents they are seeking and establish relationships with prospective interns and employees. Industry partners with the MAB program have found that developing these relationships reduces the risk associated with employment decisions and helps to cultivate interest and efficient decision-making by the company and the student/prospective employee.
For further information, contact Victoria Salin at (979) 862-6784 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this partnership opportunity.