The Professional Sales Marketing Internship Program provides majors and minors with experiential learning opportunities in sales.
Students can earn three credits which they can use as an elective in their degree program. Internship experiences may also be used to satisfy requirements for the University Sales Center Alliance Certified Sales Student certificate. For more information, contact Jerry Kollross, professional sales marketing internship coordinator.
The minimum requirements for acceptance into the professional sales marketing internship program are as follows:
- Admission to the College of Business
- Minimum junior standing
- Declared professional sales marketing major
- Completion of Mktg 337, Professional Selling
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.6.
Finding an internship
Students are responsible for finding their own internship. A list of prescreened sales internships are available from Kollross. Students are encouraged to attend special events such as the UW-Eau Claire Career Conference, Internship Mania, and Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up job fair to learn about internship opportunities. In addition, they should check regularly check the UW-Eau Claire Career Services website and Blugold CareerLink site for internship listings.
Internship for credit
Offered summer session only. Approval forms must be submitted by May 1.
The experience must be paid. Students must work a minimum of 450 hours (150 hours per credit) over a minimum of a 10 week period. Full-time internships (40-hours per week) are strongly preferred.
Students must complete at least one project during the experience. Projects may be determined by the employer or developed by the student with the employer's approval. Students must keep a weekly personal journal detailing work activities, skills and information used, progress on the project, successes and areas for growth while on the job. Students must read one book from a list of titles provided by Kollross. He also will visit the intern at his or her internship sometime during the experience. Upon completion of the internship, students participate in a final portfolio review with Kollross. No course credit will be awarded for the internship without the final review.
Internship to satisfy the Sales Certificate
Offered during the academic year and summer session
The experience may be a paid or unpaid. Students must complete a minimum of 150 hours. The experience may be a full-time or part-time work experience taken for credit or noncredit.
Students must keep a weekly personal journal. Upon completion of the internship, students participate in a final portfolio review with Kollross. No certificate credit will be awarded for the internship without the final review.
To be completed prior to internship start
- Student Agreement. Completed by student
- Host Company Pre-Screening. Completed by employer
- Host Company Agreement. Completed by employer
To be completed after the internship