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Interning for Academic Credit: MKTG 458

Many students get internship experience, and most students need additional electives to graduate….so why not earn credit for your internship!  By taking MKTG 458 students can earn between 3 and 6 credits for their part-time or full-time work experience which can be used to meet the 120 hour requirement for graduation.*

*Internship credit can not be applied towards meeting the 9-12 semester hours of marketing major electives required to complete the marketing major. 

To qualify for academic internship credit students must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Satisfactory completion of UBUS 310
  • Consent of the Marketing Internship Coordinator
  • Overall GPA of 2.75, minimum 3.0 GPA in courses towards the marketing major (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis)

To apply for internship credit students must submit the following:

  • Completed application for internship credit (available in the Dept. of Marketing, Barsema Hall 128)
  • Complete job description and letter of intent to hire on company letterhead
  • Internship Training Form (with employer signature), available in BH 128
  • Formal appointment with Marketing Internship Coordinator, Emily Cronauer (


Questions?  Contact Emily Cronauer via email at or by telephone at 815-753-6230


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