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The following list of program objectives has been extensively reported in literature discussing internship programs. The College of Business subscribes to the following objectives but does not expect each student to achieve every objective. Many of the program objectives will only be important to a few students, but each student should achieve a substantial portion of those listed:
 

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Internships will provide students the opportunity to test their interest in a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
 

2.

Internship students will develop skills in the application of theory to practical work situations.
 

3.

Internships will provide students the opportunity to test their aptitude for a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
 

4.

Internship students will develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their careers.
 

5.

Internships will aid students in adjusting from college to full-time employment.
 

6.

Internships will provide students the opportunity to develop attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships.
 

7.

Internships will increase a student's sense of responsibility.
 

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Internship students will be prepared to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization upon graduation.
 

9.

Internship students will acquire good work habits.
 

10.

Internships will provide students with the opportunity to earn a salary while pursuing educational goals.
 

11.

Internship students will develop employment records/references that will enhance employment opportunities.
 

12.

Internships will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the formal functional activities of a participating organization.
 

13.

Internships will provide students the opportunity to understand informal organizational interrelationships.
 

14.

Internship programs will enhance advancement possibilities of graduates.
 

15.

Internship students will have higher levels of academic performance.
 

16.

Internship programs will increase student earning potential upon graduation.
 

17.

Internship programs motivate students to continue their education.

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