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 concluding your 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. Students can receive 3-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. MIS majors must have completed MIS 3301 to be eligible for internship credit
- 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.
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 Bud Esserman, MIS Career Development Director. Check with Mr. Esserman for office hours. Allocate 30 minutes for the interview. Bud Esserman's office is in the ISBA Suite of the Foster Campus, Suite 310.|
|Mr. Esserman will give further instructions for class registration. 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.
Undergraduates should register for MIS 4395-84(3 hours). Graduate students should register for MIS 5395 (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 you registered 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
|October||Most companies will hire their interns for the summer during the Fall semester.
|January||Post your updated resume on Handshake and begin searching for internship/job opportunities.|
|February||Attend the career fair. There will be companies looking for interns, just not as many as during the Fall.
Expand your job search beyond Handshake. This will involve applying to companies directly through their web sites and looking at job postings.
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 contacting Bud Esserman, the MIS Career Development Director, via email or phone: 254-710-6200.