Paper Guidelines - 444
The Internship Paper is required of every student taking a Herberger Business School Internship for credit. The paper must be turned into the Internship Office no later than four weeks from the first day of classes in the first semester the student returns to school immediately following the internship. Each paper will be reviewed by the Internship Office and by the appropriate Department Chair. The student must check back with the Internship Office to determine whether his or her paper has been approved, or whether changes must be made and the paper resubmitted. Students are required to review the comments made by the Department Chair and sign-off on the paper after such review.
If the paper is approved as written, it will be returned to the Internship Office and retained in the student's file. If the paper needs to be revised, the student may be required to meet with the Department Chair in order to discuss the revisions necessary. The student must submit the original version of the paper, the cover sheet, and the revised version of the paper to the Internship Office which will, in turn, resubmit it to the Department Chair. When the paper is accepted by the Department Chair, it will be forwarded to the Internship office and placed in the student's file.
If the student has signed a consent form, a copy of the paper approved by the Department Chair will be placed in the firm file for the firm where the internship took place.
The following general guidelines should help in writing your paper.
- Each paper must include discussion of the following topics:
(please include separate headings for each of these sections in your paper)
- A brief description of the firm or organization sponsoring the internship, including the name of the organization, historical information, type of industry, geographical location, internal structure (departments or divisions - an organizational chart if available), your department or division, number of employees, and the dates of your internship.
- A week-by-week description of what you did during the internship, including discussion of any orientation offered by the company, other training sessions, meetings attended, projects worked on, etc. If similar activities were completed each week, describe them in the first week performed and state that it was a weekly duty. Where appropriate, a student may organize this section into a discussion of the activities or projects worked on throughout the internship rather than a weekly review.
- a listing of the classes which helped you during your internship. Do not limit your discussion to Herberger Business School classes. If there is additional course content that you wish had been convered in your Herberger Business School classses and which would have helped with your internship, please include that information as well.
- Your overall impression of the internship experience. Include those parts that you thought were beneficial and those things you would try to change.