“The Internship program is a significant part of Business
Beyond the Classroom initiatives in the School of Business here at
HSU. Internships give students a great opportunity to apply the
knowledge they learn in the classroom and explore real-life business
operations. The internships provide businesses with young employee-types
that give a fresh outlook about markets for which the business provides
needs. Many times the match is so good between students and the business
where they intern, that a job offer results. It is a win-win for the
student and organization and we are delighted to have this opportunity for our
students” says Dr. Louis Dawkins, Interim Dean of the School of Business.
The Business Internship class is
a three-hour credit/no credit
course offered each semester. The internship class is
available to junior and senior-level students and to our graduate students.
Students are encouraged to participate as part of our Business
Beyond the Classroom focus. The internships are
typically a paid position within a company and the focus is on the student’s
area of study. The class can be used toward a business elective or
advanced elective within their discipline. Some examples of past
internships include Dillard’s Department Stores, Southern Bancorp, Arkadelphia
Regional Economic Development Alliance, and State Farm Insurance.
Interested students are encouraged to contact the program
faculty director, Lonnie Jackson, who will be happy to answer any questions and
explain the program in further detail. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 870-230-5311.