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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:

bioMerieuxMaisons Marques & Domaines
BSH Home AppliancesMercedes-Benz
CaterpillarNabors Int.
Chanel Inc.NC State OIT
Cisco SystemsNY Stock Exchange-Euronext
ClipixOmni Media Group
College Works PaintingPepsiCo
Dassault SystemesPorsche
Delete Blood CancerPrimo Concrete Construction LLC
Depop Inc.Red Hat
EDM AmericasRevlon
Eschelon ExperiencesSageworks
First Finance CompanySoutheast Tools
Freudenberg ITStay Online
German ConsulateTenax USA
Hendrick Automotive GroupTIAA CREF
LavazzaUniversal Music Group
Lufthansa CargoWeiserMazars 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.