KSOM Internship Office
The Kania School of Management (KSOM) Internship Office supports the Kania School by encouraging, facilitating, and coordinating the efforts to establish and maintain internship opportunities for all KSOM students.
The Kania School of Management views practical experience as an important part of your academic program. An internship will give you the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-world situations and use on-the-job experiences to enrich your academic program while giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
All KSOM students are encouraged to secure at least one internship during their time at The University of Scranton. Additional benefits of pursuing an internship include:
- Exploring possible career choices
- Networking with professionals who can help with career planning and future employment
- Increasing your qualifications and strengthening your resume
- Learning more about a potential company's culture to see if your values are compatible and to determine if you would like to work there in the future.
- Receiving a full-time job offer - many companies use the internship program to evaluate your potential for positions after graduation
The Internship Office at the Kania School of Management works in conjunction with our Career Development office to help you develop the skills you need to find and succeed in internships. Under certain circumstances internships may qualify for academic credit. Students are encouraged to discuss this possibility with their academic department and the Kania School Advising Center.
Whether an internship is monetarily compensated or for academic credit, it offers you a chance to participate in exciting projects while gaining valuable business exposure. We strive to customize internship assignments that will match your career goals to a company's needs.
The University of Scranton is ideally situated for a wide variety of career opportunities. Our campus is located 2 hours from Philadelphia and New York City. From global Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups and everything in between, students are exposed to innumerable opportunities in every industry imaginable.
Below is just a short sample of some of the exciting companies where KSOM students have recently interned:
- Big 4 Accounting Firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PWC)
- AXA Equitable
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Senator Bob Casey Jr
- Johnson & Johnson
- Federal Reserve Board
- Merrill Lynch
It is strongly recommended that all business students complete at least one internship prior to graduation. Many students aim to find their first internship the summer after their sophomore year, with all students encouraged to find an internship related to their desired career path the summer following junior year.
Finding an Internship
Focus Your Search
- What is it you want to do?
- What are the skills you would like to use and the interests you would like to incorporate?
- What type of employer interests you? (i.e. large corporation, non-profit, start-up, etc.)
- What geographic region are you looking in? How far are you willing to commute?
- What industry(s) are you interested in?
If you have trouble answering these questions, consider talking with professors, administrators, alumni, and friends about what their jobs entail. These conversations will help you begin to discern the types of roles and responsibilities that interest you.
Start Early and Get Organized
- Know Your Timeline: Some companies hire interns more than six months in advance while others might only post internships when they have immediate openings. To ensure you don't miss any opportunities, prepare to begin your search well in advance of your target start date. Set up an appointment with the Assistant Director of Internships and/or the Career Development Center to learn more about internship resources and timelines relevant to the type of position you're hoping to find.
- Create, Edit, and Rework Application Materials: Prepare your resume and write a cover letter that can be customized for each potential position. KSOM’s resume template can be found here. Make sure to have these documents reviewed prior to beginning the application process. You should be consistently reviewing and updating your resume. Consider who you can ask to be a reference if required.
Reach out to everyone. Networking will help open doors, get you interviews, and land an internship. You can network with prospective employers at Passport events, Career Fairs, President’s Business Council events, information sessions, and at many other events sponsored by university departments or organizations. Consider family, friends, and neighbors who have careers that interest you – ask if you can talk with them more about what they do and how they found success.
As a University of Scranton student, you also have a powerful alumni network that can be utilized in your search for internships. LinkedIn is an essential tool for connecting with alumni contacts in your desired field. The KSOM Internship Office and Career Development offers training and advice for developing a professional profile so you can begin networking on LinkedIn.
Search and Apply
There are a large number of search engines that can be utilized for internship searches:
Internship examples and opportunities are featured in the KSOM Internship Newsletter and will be tweeted regularly by @UofS_KSOM.
If you are a business person interested in setting up an internship through the Kania School of Management, please see contact info below.
Jason Schwass, Assistant Director for Student Internships, Kania School of Management
Location: 330 Brennan Hall
Phone: (570) 941-4029