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UW College of Business Interns Make Meaningful Contributions to Companies

January 29, 2009

Companies can tap into the University of Wyoming College of Business' talent by taking advantage of its internship program.

The College of Business offers an opportunity for companies to use talented students who, prepared in the classroom and through faculty and staff advising, can make meaningful contributions to a variety of businesses, says Steve Farkas, internship program director.

Summer internship positions should be filled by the end of UW's spring semester May 9. Businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate. Exact dates and rate of pay are arranged by the intern and employer.

Interested companies wishing to sponsor an intern need to complete and return an employer application and provide a company brochure, description of the organization's activities and detailed job description.

For more information and an application, call the UW College of Business at (307) 766-2363 or visit the internship Web site at

"The internship program creates a win-win opportunity whereby companies engage our UW business students to benefit their organizations and, in turn, the students receive practical, working knowledge of the industries they have chosen to pursue for their careers," Farkas says. "Our internship program initiates a pipeline of talent to prospective employers."

During the term of the internship, students are required to prepare various reports about their experience that are reviewed by the program director.

"This ensures the students receive the maximum benefit from their internship experience, and demonstrates the ability to apply classroom experience to the demands of corporate culture," Farkas says. "The final reports are made available to the sponsoring companies."

Business students who have fulfilled the required prerequisites work for a minimum of 240 hours on projects or jobs designated by the sponsoring company. In addition to practical business work experience, participating students also have the opportunity to receive college credit upon project approval.

The College of Business internship program last year was opened to freshmen and sophomore students, creating the possibility of having students available for internships for more than one year.

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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