The MIS Internship Program an opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience designing, developing and supporting the applications and projects that give businesses their competitive edge.
As an intern, you will work in an organization and learn first-hand about strategy, IT-enabled initiatives, organizational dynamics and effective project management.
You'll be exposed to different technology areas within the firm, you'll be able to link Baylor University course work to specific tasks assigned during the experience and most importantly you will be provided on-going support and mentoring throughout the internship class.
You'll also work with a mentor from the organization who will share with you the challenges of managing in a global enterprise and who will help open doors for you to investigate and refine your ideas for improvement.
Upon concludingyour internship, you will share the insights gained while interning with your management team. The challenges you'll encounter on a day-to-day basis, in combination with your internship presentation, will help you develop a unique combination of skills and a head start in your career.
Participating In the Program
The internship class is open to full-time junior, senior or graduate students. Undergraduates receive 3-hours of course credit and graduate students can receive 6-hours of course-credit for approved internships.
- Strong academic record with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the MIS major. Overall GPA's need to be at least a 2.7. If the overall GPA is less than a 3.0 the student most demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and responsibility. Student must be admitted to the business school
- Being a management information systems major or Master's of Science Student in Information Systems
- Have secured a suitable internship.
- All internships must be approved prior to the beginning of the internship experience. Baylor's MIS program does not award credit for prior work experience, so if you've already completed your internship and did not enroll in the course before hand, you cannot receive course credit from the MIS program.
- Undergraduate students must work a minimum of 150 hours and graduate students must work a minimum of 300 hours during the internship.
- A part-time or summer job does not necessarily qualify as an internship opportunity. You cannot receive internship credit for a job you are currently performing. If you would like to continue working with the same employer you will need to secure some new and different responsibilities for it to qualify as an internship. Read the for employers section to ensure your internship meets the necessary criteria.
Receiving Course Credit
Completing your internship involves the following steps:
|March/April||Apply for the internship class by completing the internship application form.|
|April||Setup an interview with Hope Koch,MIS Career Development Director. Schedule an interview. Available interview times for Spring 2013 are: 4/19: 4-5, 4/22: 10-11, 4/24: 10-2:30, 5/2: 1-4pm. If your internship is approved you'll need to attend the first internship class meeting on 4/11 in room 303 at 4:00 pm or 5/2 in room 109 at 4:00 pm. Dr. Koch's office is #169 in the MIS Suite of the Hankamer School of Business.|
|Contact Carol Marroquin for a closed class permit to register for the internship class. Although you will complete your internship in the summer, to save you tuition money we suggest that you enroll in the internship class in the fall. If you need to enroll in the summer because of scholarships or visa students you can.
Upon receiving the permit, register for class on BearWeb.
Undergraduates should register for BUS 4395-84(3 hours). Graduate students should register for MIS 5V95 (3 hours).
|May/August||Do a good job on your internship, work on your internship portfolio and participate in two internship class meetings held via video conferencing.|
|End of the internship||Obtain a performance review from the company where you interned. Your supervisor's performance evaluation will be weighted into your final grade. It is your responsibility to:
|No later than September 15||Submit your internship portfolio electronically.|
|Grades are assigned when the internship portfolio and the supervisor's performance evaluation have been received. Both documents are considered in the final grade determination. Since youregistered in the fall the grades will be submitted as part of your fall grades.|
Securing An Internship
|August||Update your resume - ways to stand out
Subscribe to the MIS Facebook page for job opportunities as well as projects to build your experience.
|October||Historically, companies that hire in October for internships beginning in May include: Anadarko, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, HP, and Protiviti. These compaies have some of the best internship programs and they are looking for top students.|
|January||Post your updated resume on hire a bear and begin searching hire a bear for internship/job opportunities.|
|February||Attend the career fair. Companies that hire in the spring for interns include HP, USAA, McLane Advanced Technologies, and Farm Bureau.
Expand your job search beyond Hire a Bear. This will involve applying to companies directly through their web sites and looking at job postings like
|March-April||Take the steps necessary to earn course credit for your internship.
You need to complete the form in March-April. You will take the internship class over the summer. However, to save tuition dollars you will enroll in the class and finish your requirements in the Fall.
Still have questions?
Learn more about the MIS internship program and how it can help you develop the skills you need for the workplace by visiting our frequently asked questions page. You can also contact Dr. Hope Koch via email or phone: 254-710-4071.