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Internship Perspectives

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business at Penn State Berks choose to participate in one of three capstone experiences: undergraduate research, a collaborative business project, or a professional internship.  A majority of our students choose the internship to obtain valuable industry experience while still in school.

Our Career Services staff has developed excellent relationships with local businesses in a variety of industries. We have placed student interns (often with pay) with organizations including: Excelon, Lockheed Martin, SEI, Vanguard Group, Wachovia Securities, Merrill Lynch, Berks Economic Partnership, Stratix Systems, Sovereign Bank, Waddell & Reed, PPL, City of Reading, and many others.

What do employers say about our students?

“A.D. was assigned an important project to research and organize key contract information, and produce usable, easy to understand output for use by our MOT team. She accomplished this in an exceptional manner and the results of her efforts will be beneficial to our business.”
–P.S., Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems

“R.H. demonstrated he was a quick study… exhibited very good technology skills… a good customer service focus…. is willing to take on assignments and be accountable for the results.”
–P.K. & C. D., PPL

“J.N. performed extremely well in every area and demonstrated exceptional maturity consistently throughout his internship. The professionalism he demonstrated was far superior to many seasoned professionals. This young man is certainly one to watch as he continues to strengthen his skills…”
–L.H., PREIT

“R.G. was not only an exemplary employee, he was also able to present improved methods of operation superior to the current standard.”
–T.S., Bloomberg, L.P.

“D.T. was a valuable asset to our department. He worked well with everyone and supported our department on multiple projects… he has immense potential to grow in this industry.”
–L.L., MTV Networks

“L.B. assisted on many projects including several networking events, surveys, editing assignments, and research initiatives… She assimilated well to a busy, hectic office and was a pleasure to work with”
-M.S., Berks Economic Partnership

“S.B. is a valuable team player and as such we have asked him to consider working for us next summer; he has helped us immensely during his internship”
-B.R., Environmental Contractors, Inc.