BU-600: Business Internships

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-600 Business Internships

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): Hours to be arranged

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is open to matriculated Business majors in degree or certificate programs. Students planning to register for the internship should contact the Business Department Internship Faculty Coordinator and should have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students are usually accepted as an intern only if they are near the end of their curricula. The internship (cooperative) experience in business includes employment in a field that supplements classroom learning. Students will be assisted with their search for an internship and are required to work a minimum of 135 hours during the semester.  Students participate in seminars and submit a final paper related to their work experience. A written evaluation from the employer may be required. Students receive a grade of pass or fail.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

Certificate Program - Office Administration and Technology

Certificate Program - Healthcare Administration

Certificate Program - Medical Office Assistant

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Create documents in preparation for the job-search process.
  2. Identify and evaluate personal attributes and characteristics.
  3. Develop, maintain, and practice professional and ethical behavior within the professional arena.
  4. Become familiar with the various social media network mediums.
  5. Develop effective communication practices.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  2. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Students are required to attend the mandatory workshops/seminars, work the required 135 hours during the semester, and prepare the necessary portfolio, which will be submitted prior to the end of the semester.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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