Jobs, Internships and Networking
The School of Business offers many services to support you not only while you are a student, but also when you leave PLU and enter the workforce. Start by using the internship database to view opportunities to gain real work experience. When you are ready to graduate, tap into the jobs database for weekly job postings, you can be a lifetime user of the job database. Also, join and get involved with the PLU Business Network Alumni Association where you can stay connected with an active network of alumni.
Jobs & Internships
Local, national, and international organizations seek PLU graduates to fill open internships and jobs. Organizations call or e-mail the School of Business to post opportunities for students and graduates to see. The database is updated weekly and e-mailed out to all interested alumni. To be added to this list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLU is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and in education for all members of the University community without regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
Alumni Networking Events
The PLU Business Network is the School of Business affinity alumni group. This organization sponsors social events throughout the year, provides current students the opportunity to meet business alumni in an informal setting, and sponsors the annual PLU Business Network Scholarship.
Steps to earning credit for an internship
- Research, apply, and interview for your internship.
- Choose a full-time business faculty member and ask them to be your sponsor.
- Complete the appropriate paperwork.
- Register for internship credit through the Internship Office online database.
Preparing for your internship search
Looking for an internship is similar to the job hunting process you will do before graduation. Before starting your internship search, you should have your resume and the framework for a cover letter developed, professional interview apparel selected, practiced interview techniques, and have a fairly clear idea of what type of internship you hope to pursue. Your business faculty can be a terrific resource when trying to decide what type of internship you would most benefit from and what companies you might consider. Your Faculty Advisor may be willing to serve as your internship sponsor once you have landed an internship.
Resources for finding available internships
- Weekly Opportunity postings on the BBA site
- Use the internship database available through the PLU Career Connections Opportunities Board
- Talk with your Faculty Advisor
- Contact the Human Resource departments of prospective companies
Earning academic credit for your internship
We encourage you to pursue an internship in preparation for entering the professional workplace. An academic internship becomes an agreement between you, the employer, and your internship faculty advisor about:
- Objectives to be met
- Resources and methods to be used, and
- Documentation of Learning
When you have an internship or want to explore internship requirements, use the Online Learning Agreement Worksheet.
Print that form and then prepare it as a draft to review with your internship faculty sponsor and your employer. When your faculty sponsor has approved this form, enter the information into the Career Connections Opportunities Board system and click on the Career Connections Icon on the right. In the left menu, you will see a “Complete the Internship Learning Agreement” link. Select the term of your internship, click the “Other” tab, then follow through. If you have any questions, please contact the Internship Office at 535-7324.
Using this online process starts a series of approvals from your employer and your faculty sponsor. The final step also registers you for the academic internship. You no longer need to complete a pink registration card.
At the end of the Academic Internship, your faculty member will submit a Pass or Fail grade.