Students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities to gain hands-on experience and a chance to apply classroom education in a real-world environment. Past opportunities have included Frontier, Boy Scouts, GreatAmerica Leasing, Transamerica, Rockwell Collins, and many more.
While management majors are not required to do an internship, students are encouraged to seek one for elective credit. Recently students have interned in various capacities at:
"I am a Team Leader Intern at the Cedar Rapids General Mills in the Cereal Department. I just started this internship in January, and it has already given me great real world work experience to prepare me for my future. Out of the tasks I do on a daily basis at General Mills, the most important one is making sure that our production goals get met. Another important task that I do is managing the operators and ensuring that they have the support they need to do their job and have a positive work environment.
I can really relate many of my classes to my work. My time at Mount Mercy thus far has really given me a lot of opportunities to grow and mature. All of my professors are very supportive and knowledgeable. I am very happy that I have had the opportunity of working at General Mills by attending Mount Mercy. I'm sure throughout the rest of my college years I will continue to be successful due to this education."
- Allison Lint '11, Team Leader Intern, General Mills
Career opportunities are varied and limited only by one's imagination. For additional information on careers and internships, visit Mount Mercy Career Services.