Learning and Engagement Beyond the Classroom
Our mission is to broaden student business perspectives and enhance student career marketability through a steady stream of relevant and empowering educational opportunities.
The opportunities provided by the Lutgert College of Business, including networking with local business professionals, enabled me to acquire the experience necessary to launch my career. The interpersonal and technical skills I learned at Florida Gulf Coast University instilled in me the confidence to apply my knowledge in a real-world setting and make a meaningful impact during my internship.”
Resources such as Career Development Services and the Lutgert College of Business simplified the process of obtaining an internship. The real-world knowledge I have gained throughout my internship has excelled me above my peers and jumpstarted my career. If you are looking for a business internship, I would highly recommend using resources given through the LCOB.”
Taking advantage of internship opportunities at Florida Gulf Coast University has allowed me to gain phenomenal experience and make connections both inside and outside the workplace. The best part is being able to comfortably balance both my work and school while having a blast. Collaborating with the Lutgert College of Business may be a great next step for you to gain experience in your desired fields.”
Internships have given me the confidence, practical skills, and knowledge to navigate the professional world. Not only are they useful but I can say I have had a fun time completing them. Reaching out to resources on campus such as Career Development Services or the Lutgert College of Business Internship Coordinator are great places to start the search. ”
The value of an internship is, we learn from the textbooks and we take exams, and in an internship we apply what we have learned in the real world... FGCU has definitely been very, very helpful in providing me all of the information I needed regarding internships. ”
Internships Open Doors
On semester basis, Academic Internships may be completed for 3 credits. Students must be Junior/Senior status (60 credits earned), hold an overall FGCU GPA of 2.5, and a Major GPA of 3.0. Most opportunities are compensated between $12-17 per hour. Students may earn credit and be paid.
At any time, students may also obtain paid, part time professional employment or non-credit internships. These resume-building opportunities are typically 15-30 hours per week and help students transition from hospitality service and/or retail jobs into their professional business careers.
Follow the steps below to pursue an internship opportunity.
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