WHAT OUR BUSINESS STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES...
"I have had the opportunity to have two internships, and I truly believe that they have bettered me as a professional and a student. having the chance to gain real world experience before having to enter the "real world" is extremely beneficial. I truly appreciate the Business Career Programs making it so easy in finding and securing internships. From hosting job fairs, to resume reviews, and even hosting interviews in their offices to make it easier for employers to met with students, there are there for students every step of the way."
- Heather, Spring 2016
"Without COBI I would not have any of the internships that I have had over the years. Because COBI exposes us to so many great companies, it is near impossible to not have multiple job offers upon graduation. COBI has set me up so well that I spent the last month choosing between 4 different fantastic job offers, a great problem to have."
-John, December 2015
"UT's' COBI Job Fair made my internship search simple! I talked to several companies and ended up with multiple interviews as a result."
-Danielle, December 2015
"It is a necessity to obtain an internship before you graduate because it will give you an edge when applying for full-time jobs against your competition. The Business Career Programs continues to do an amazing job at providing endless opportunities for our business students and I know the direction they are going will make the University of Toledo stand out from other competing schools."
-Trevor, Spring 2017
"The Business Career Programs helped me by making the job fair such a success. I owe it all to them."
-Marscha, Fall 2016
"Absolutely crucial to gain relevant work experience. I received internship from a mock interview. Business Career Programs was a big help."
- Kara, Spring 2016
"Business Career Programs does a great job of bringing in companies which gives you opportunities to connect and possibly land an internship with the company."
- Jacob, Fall 2016
"I feel like I learned much more during three months at my internship than in my curriculum at UT. For that reason I think it should be a requirement for accounting majors to do an internship to graduate. I went in to BCP to schedule a mock interview, and ultimately left with a full time offer from my dream firm. I feel that BCP is underrated and more students need to take advantage of what it has to offer. Thanks BCP!
-Hannah, Summer 2015
“Student internships, in my opinion, are the best way to get hands on experience in the applicable area of study. It's one thing to learn in the classroom about different career environments, but it is much more valuable for students to have a "test trial" during an internship. Business Career Programs does a phenomenal job of spreading word of the different opportunities that are available with corporate sponsors and companies that utilize the University for Job Postings. On a weekly basis students emails receive a significant amount of different opportunities from BCP; it is up to the students themselves to take advantage of these opportunities. For me specifically, BCP assisted in getting this position approved for my required Sales Internship.”
-Austin, Spring 2015
"Student internships are beneficial to the growth of a young professional in the business world. It allows for the student to be ready for the work world before graduation."
-Joshua, Fall 2014
"I believe the experience gained from internships is unparalleled; it is crucial and teaches you things that cannot be taught in a classroom. "
-Liz, Spring 2016
"My Internship with Quicken Loans was one of the most valuable parts of my entire time at The University of Toledo. BCP facilitated the process to the best of their ability."
-David, Fall 2014
“During my internship, I have developed the following skills: Cross Functional and Global team-working, Project management, communication, and problem-solving skills which would help me to stand out in the job market. I would also like to thank the Business Career Programs, thanks for holding the COBI job fair on campus where I started my recruiting process with Libbey, thanks for following up with me, and with Libbey. I would strongly encourage students to attend the job fair and other professional development events that Business Career Program has prepared for us.”
-Wenchao, Summer 2015
"Business Career Programs is doing an amazing job! As a senior graduating soon, I have been very involved with them with job searching as well as clearing my internship I have completed. The office is extremely helpful and I couldn't be happier with the University of Toledo College of Business. Our name is well known with companies and we have an amazing reputation I couldn't be more proud of. The effort put in by the staff has made us one of the leading business colleges. Thank you all and keep it up!!"
-Andrew, Summer 2014
“The benefits of an internship are truly endless. Internships are a glimpse of what you can expect once you enter the real world after graduation. I would have never had the opportunity to experience an internship without the help of The University of Toledo College of Business Career Programs. Through the College of Business Job Fair as well as Mock Interviews, I was able to meet and network with many different companies and their representatives.”
-Timothy, Fall 2014
"Getting an internship is the best thing I could have done. It has opened my mind and eyes to the Accounting industry, I would tell every student to pursue an internship."
-Jacob, Summer 2013
"This internship introduced me to internal audit which is something I never thought of doing. It gave me the opportunity to explore a new possible career path and I enjoyed it. Business career programs helped me get in touch with Marathon and helped set up the interview through the job fair. Student internships provide a glimpse of the professional world and help you tremendously with finding full time employment. Not to mention it’s a pretty good resume item."
-Craig, Fall 2013
"This internship has provided me with experience in my field of study. Being able to apply what I have learned throughout my college career is very rewarding. If it wasn’t for BCP and the relationship this company has with The University of Toledo I would not have known about the internship opportunity."
-Olivia, Spring 2013
"I would not have beenable to get an internship without the University of Toledo. I was not even expecting an internship and after going to the job fair I received around 5 offers from big name companies. I was very excited when I was able to accept a position with the biggest company in Toledo and stay in the area." -Austin, Spring 2014
"Internships are a great benefit for any student, and especially for students in the
College of Business. With relevant experience, students are likely to find a job faster
than if they hadn't had an internship experience. Also, with that internship experience,
a student can find out if the area they were working is something they would want
to do in the future. It is better to find out if you do or do not enjoy something
now, before you get into a full time position and then found out you aren't interested
in that area. Business Career Programs was very accommodating at helping me set up
an alternate interview time when the listed time would not work in my schedule. Stacy
was very fast and helpful at finding a time that could work for both the Internal
Audit department and myself. I appreciate all of the work that BCP does to help students
get an interview and land that internship. I think that this office is a huge asset
to the College of Business and helps UT COBI students stand out from the crowd."
-Allison, Spring 2012
"I received the email from Terribeth Gordon about this opportunity. Without that email
I would have never known about this opportunity. I really like those emails and read
- Holden, Spring 2012
"The benefits of this internship was they offered me a full time job twice."
-James, Spring 2012
"The BCP has been nothing short of spectacular. The daily e-mails that I'm sent everyday
is incredible, and it's as if the University is job searching for me. With the number
of opportunities out there, it’s very probable to get a job and the BCP is a great
asset to this University and its business students."
-Jordan, Spring, 2012
"Internships are a sneek peak into reality. The abilitiy to have hands-on experience
in the industry or field that you desire to be apart of is phenominal. It bridges
the gap between courses and what you will actually need in the workplace. I learned
information that is critical to my growth process to help tranisition from a undergraduate
student to a graduate of University of Toledo. Business Career Programs assisted myself
through e-mails that I received from Dr. Terribeth Gordon Moore. Without the e-mail
I wouldn't of had the opportunity to have this great experience this Spring semester."
- Allison, August 2012 Graduate
Marketing & E-Commerce
"If it wasn't for the wonderful Business Career Programs office in the College of Business and Innovation, I would not have gained the internships needed to make this full-time opportunity a possibility. Every employer that I interviewed with was very impressed with the number of internships that I have had. When asked how I managed to obtain so many, my answer was always, 'Thanks to the amazing Business Career Programs in my college and the network they have built with local employers!'"
- Caroline, Fall 2011 Graduate
Human Resource Management
"I strongly believe in internships after this amazing experience. Internships are
the gateway to the corporate world. I have received multiple interview opportunities
based on my internship alone. I truly believe my future will be paved upon the experience
gained in my internship. I would not have this confidence without the help of the
Business Career Programs at The University of Toledo!"
- Benjamin, Fall 2012 Graduate
International Business and Marketing
"Enjoyed interviewing with Ford and working with Business Career Programs. Keep up
the good work...YOU ALL ROCK!"
- Cameron, Spring 2013 Graduate
Supply Chain Management
" Greatly appreciate all the work of Business Career Programs. I wouldn't have a
job without you!"
Cailin, Spring 2010 Graduate
"I highly recommend that each and every student try and go out on at least one internship
or co-op during the course of their Undergraduate program. I have been lucky in that
I have worked on two different co-ops and have been able to see how what I'm learning
in class applies to the real world in different companies. The Business Career Programs
provided me access to the Job Fair, which granted me the interview with Marathon Oil
Corporation, with whom I am currently interning with in Findlay, Ohio."
-Ian, Spring 2011 Graduate
"Going through the interview process with Business Career Programs was one of the
best things to happen to me in my college career. As an intern, I have learned so
much more than I could in a typical classroom. Gaining the real world experience
has helped me decide the exact type of work that I would like to do when I graduate."
-Jenna, Spring 2011 Graduate
Accounting and Finance
"This internship has truly given me a taste of what the real world will look like
after graduation because it literally is the real world. I am doing real assignments
that are needed for my sales team to succeed in their everyday work tasks. This internship
has been beneficial because I feel as if I am needed to help complete assignments
for Dana Corporation instead of assignments for a grade. Terribeth made it very easy
for me to get my foot in the door at Dana when she sent out the mass e-mail for the
internship. The fact that everyday I check my e-mail and I have at least six or seven
internship/co-op opportunities in my inbox is proof of how UT wants you to not only
be prepared for the next level but actually take you there too!"
-Daniel, Spring 2011 Graduate
Professional Sales and Marketing
"The biggest benefit of having an internship related to your major is getting the
chance to apply the concepts learned in class to real world situations. A big tool
that helped me find my internship was the use of Career Shift through the Business
Career Programs website."
-Jon, Spring 2011 Graduate
Finance and Financial Services
"There are countless benefits of participating in internships. You learn so much
in formation in the classroom but when you actually get to take a break from school
and put that knowledge to use, it all sinks in. I am in the Beta Alpha Psi and attended
Feet the Firms Night, which is where I first met most of the people I interviewed
with. I then attended the UT Job Fair where I talked with countless firms and gave
out my resumes. From there I got interviews and received an offer with Mira & Kolena.
I definitely wouldn't have gotten my position if not for the work of Beta Alpha Psi
and Business Career Programs."
-Lauren, Spring 2012 Graduate
"Participation in an internship is a great way to gain experience that is relevant
to your major and often leads to full-time job opportunities. The knowledge and experience
gained through an internship can not be learned in the classroom. The University
of Toledo assisted in my search and selection process by hosting the Job Fair where
I was able to talk with many different companies."
-McKenna, Spring 2012 Graduate
Accounting and Finance