Career Development Services
Cohen Center - First Floor
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Curious about what you can do with your Business major? Check out the "What Can I Do With This Major?" guide.
If you are interested in doing some assessments to assist with your career exploration, check out MyPlan.com, a web-based career planning resource that allows you to take assessments of your skills, interests, personality, and values, and then see how those patterns of personal characteristics match with different occupations.
The Lutgert College of Business website provides detailed instructions on the process for pursuing an academic internship. Please carefully read over all the information contained on this page - http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/internships.html
Process for searching and applying to internships:
The Lutgert College of Business does not "place" students into internships. It is the responsibility of each student to identify, apply, and secure the internship of their choice. Here is a list of ten strategies you can use to identify internship opportunities:
Here are the answers to some additional "Frequently Asked Questions" regarding Internships.
A. When a student completes an academic internship, he/she receives academic credit for the experience by completing the LCOB Internship for Academic Credit procedure as outlined at http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/interships.html. A maximum of three credit hours of an approved academic internship may be applied toward graduation requirements as a College of Business elective. Students are registered for the internship course in Gulfline and must pay all tuition and fees associated with the course. Upon completion of the internship, a grade of S- Satisfactory or U- Unsatisfactory is reported by the Internship Faculty Supervisor. S/U grades are not calculated in the GPA.
Non-academic internships do not earn academic credit. These internships are relationships strictly between the student and employer - FGCU is not involved. Consequently, there are no requirements for permissions or paperwork. However, both the student and the employer should establish a clear understanding of all expectations prior to the start of the internship.
A. It depends. Some employers provide an hourly wage for interns, and some do not. If an internship is not paid, students should ensure that they will receive a substantial amount of training and be provided with an opportunity to do challenging, meaningful work.
Information related to qualifying for Academic internships, the approval process, time requirements, roles and responsibilities, and necessary paperwork can be found here.
Since each student has their own particular career goal, aspirations, and requirements, every job search can unique. The Job Search Guide is a great "jumping off" point for most students since it covers most of the main elements of a successful search, so we encourage students to review it. However, if you would like assistance in creating your own job search strategy, make an appointment to meet with one of the Career Services liaisons to the Lutgert College of Business (listed below.)
Are you thinking of applying to graduate school to pursue an advanced degree? It is a major decision and one that you should give careful thought and preparation. The Graduate School Planning guide is an excellent resource to help you answer many of the questions that come up, and help you prepare for the graduate school application process. Career Services liaisons are also available to help you along the way.
Reid Lennertz, Director - Liaison to the Lutgert College of Business
To make appointments with Reid, please contact FGCU Career Services at (239) 590-7946.