Internships & Career
As part of the International Business Dual Degree program, students are required to complete two (2) internships. At the end of the second year of the program, and before moving abroad, students complete a summer internship at any company in the United States. This first internship gives students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in a professional work environment. The second internship is completed in the host country over a six month period. This internship is conducted in the host country’s native language and gives students another professional work experience in a different culture. By the end of their studies, IBDD students have at least nine (9) months of internship experience.
The Poole College of Management’s Career Center assists IBDD students in preparing for their internship search. Students attend the College’s career fairs and access our jobs database (ePack) to find opportunities in various fields.
In addition, IBDD students participate in a series of comprehensive information sessions on creating a résumé, searching for an internship, and having a successful interview. As a result of these sessions, IBDD students are exposed to great opportunities for internships.
The following companies have hosted IBDD students for internships:
|bioMerieux||Maisons Marques & Domaines|
|BSH Home Appliances||Mercedes-Benz|
|Chanel Inc.||NC State OIT|
|Cisco Systems||NY Stock Exchange-Euronext|
|Clipix||Omni Media Group|
|College Works Painting||PepsiCo|
|Delete Blood Cancer||Primo Concrete Construction LLC|
|Depop Inc.||Red Hat|
|First Finance Company||Southeast Tools|
|Freudenberg IT||Stay Online|
|German Consulate||Tenax USA|
|Hendrick Automotive Group||TIAA CREF|
|Lavazza||Universal Music Group|
|Lufthansa Cargo||WeiserMazars LLP|
The two required internships are a critical part of the program. Students not only graduate with two degrees and are bi-lingual, but they also gain two different work experience in two different cultures/countries. They graduate with a solid foundation in a business and are prepared for a successful career in international business.