Division of Business Administration hosts five student internship presentations

September 03, 2014

Article by Hayden Moses ’16

On Monday, August 25, the Division of Business Administration hosted student internship presentations in Evans Auditorium at Lees-McRae College. Five students gave presentations detailing their for-credit internship experiences. The night was host to a variety of audience members, including students, faculty, staff, College President Dr. Buxton, several members of the Board of Trustees and Business Advisory Council, and community guests. Students stated their internships were “life changing experience[s],” and felt as if the “classroom [came] to real life.”

The five students and their respective internships are as follows: Scott Alford (intern at ING), Joe Liston (intern at RICOH), Drew Henson (intern at BRICA/Munchkin), Eli Wemyss (intern at R.B.'s Cyclery Inc.) and Zack Houlik (intern at Backbone Performance).

Students from the Division of Business Administration often complete summer internships, regardless of whether they embark on the experience for academic credit. “Our students tend to earn great job skills, work ethic, and practical experience through summer jobs and family business[es],” stated Amy Anderson, interim chair of the division. “By taking part in an internship, our students are more equipped to work in creative, collaborative and critical ways. Internships are a vital part [of] the overall Business Administration education.”

The five students who presented about their internships did so as the final evaluation of a summer-long process to earn credit for BUS 471: Business Internship. The class is described as “…a full-time work experience for business majors taken under the direction and supervision of the internship coordinator, who monitors the student's progress and experience. The student is supervised by an on-site manager of the organization who will verify the number of hours completed by the student and evaluate the student's work performance. A formal paper and oral presentation is required when the internship is complete.”

The Business Administration program at Lees-McRae prepares students to become responsible, productive leaders in today’s global business environment. In addition to providing a strong core business curriculum, students are offered the opportunity to choose concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing and small business development.

For more information about the Division of Business Administration at Lees-McRae College, please contact Amy Anderson at andersona@lmc.edu.

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Zack Houlik (intern at Backbone Performance)
Drew Henson (intern at BRICA/Munchkin)
Scott Alford (intern at ING)
Eli Wemyss (intern at R.B.'s Cyclery Inc.)
Joe Liston (intern at RICOH)