The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics feels strongly that our majors in Agricultural Business Management need to graduate with strong resume-building work experiences.
We work closely with our majors and our business partners to make internship work experiences available for our majors. Internships are work experiences some of which are approved for college credit toward our Agricultural Business Management degree. Internships provide students an opportunity to apply some of the skills that we teach, to acquire other skills best learned by doing, to polish their professional skills, such as teamwork and time management, and to expand their professional network. Internships often lead to a job offer.
Most of our majors are in internships or valuable work experiences during the summer. Some of our majors have internships/work experiences during the school year. Our majors can request college credit for their work experiences by completing the ARE 492 Form, External Learning Experience. Students will receive college credit if their work experiences meet the requirements set by our department and the university.
Our majors who complete work experiences with the companies listed below will receive college credit for their work experiences because the internships have been preapproved. Internships with other companies that have not been preapproved will have to go through the ARE 492 approval process before college credit is given.