Jon M. Huntsman School of Business interns will complete specific, outlined coursework to receive academic credit for the internship. The coursework must be completed during the internship work period. Because all assignments are completed and submitted using Blackboard, it is important to have reliable internet access during the internship. The following coursework is required for credit:
During the first few weeks of the internship course, interns define and submit learning objectives for approval. A learning objective is a goal that you set for yourself to be accomplished through your work experience.They should include new or expanded responsibilities or learning opportunities beyond those experienced in class or during previous periods of employment. Well-defined objectives will serve as a basis for a fair and adequate evaluation and assessment of progress during the internship. Introductory Internship students (BUS 2250) will complete three learning objectives. Advanced (BUS 4250) or Graduate Internship students (BUS 6250) will complete five learning objectives. Sample Objectives:
What is the task to be completed? Complete digital imaging of all Capital Markets customer files (1,396 total)
How do you plan to accomplish it? Prepare the files and scanning into the computer system, indexing the information, and releasing it into the database.
How will the task be measured/evaluated (be specific)? It will be measured by when the files are all completed.
When will the task be completed? July 30
What is the task to be completed? Correct and maintain Accounts Receivable.
How do you plan to accomplish it? By reviewing all files and matching payments to actual bills and correcting all errors in QuickBooks.
How will the task be measured/evaluated (be specific)? This will be evaluated by examining the A/R Aging summary at the end of each month.
When will the task be completed? The A/R will be corrected by July 1, and maintained throughout the internship.
What is the task to be completed? Tracking the effectiveness of advertising through coupons and which forms of this advertising were most effective.
How do you plan to accomplish it? I have met with the in-house marketing director and will create organized drop boxes for each employee to put all of the coupons customers use.
How will the task be measured/evaluated (be specific)? Once a month I will meet with the marketing director and I will present my findings of how the various forms of advertising our coupons were effective. I will focus specifically on the time element and how many customers brought the coupons in the week the advertisement came out, compared to 3 weeks.
When will the task be completed? It will be an ongoing project through the whole internship. I will meet with the marketing director at least once a month until the end of my internship, week 12.
What is the task to be completed? I will be training users on Crystal Reports.
How do you plan to accomplish it? By developing a training curriculum, the users will be able to be trained on Autoliv specific standards as well as the databases that they will most often use.
How will the task be measured/evaluated (be specific)? Once I have completed the training, the users are given a practice report to write. If they show proficiency with Crystal Reports and their data (minimal questions, quickness, etc.), then I will give them access to write Crystal Reports. Not all attendees are expected to gain access after this class, although desired.
When will the task be completed? The training will take place June 7-10th.
What is the task to be completed? I will be fixing a database for the hosting department.
How do you plan to accomplish it? This database is very large. I will be looking at the how the database was setup and then I will make the changes necessary for the database to run faster and more efficiently. I will then make the changes.
How will the task be measured/evaluated (be specific)? My supervisor and the hosting department will test the database after the changes take place in order to see that the changes have been made correctly and all data has been preserved.
When will the task be completed? This task will be completed before July 30th.
Mid-way through the internship, interns will receive a progress check from an internship coordinator. The visit will be made at the work site if the internship is in Cache Valley or along the Wasatch Front. In these cases, the internship coordinator will meet briefly (approximately 20 minutes) with the intern and the work supervisor. If the internship is outside of Cache Valley or the Wasatch Front, the progress check will be made via a conference call. During the progress check the student intern, the work supervisor, and the internship coordinator will discuss the progress being made toward accomplishing the learning objectives.
At the end of the internship, the intern and the work supervisor will complete a formal evaluation of the accomplishments made during the semester. The intern will also submit a 3-5 page final writing assignment detailing the completion of the learning objectives.