Internship and Residencies

Students in the Bachelor of Science programs and the One-Year MBA program are strongly encouraged to complete internships and residencies prior to graduation. Students in the Professional MBA program are required to complete three residencies/internships. Students will be provided with the sequence of their residencies during the freshman year to allow students to plan ahead for course availability and make certain that professional development courses are taken in the correct sequence. Students must complete two residencies/internships prior to enrolling in "5000 level" course work.

 

Iris Young-Clark, Ph.D.

Director
Office of Career Development Services   
South Wing 324
850-599-3487
iris.youngclark@famu.edu 

Kelvin Farmer, Ph.D.

Relationship Manager
Internship and Career Professional Leadership Development Programs
South Wing 304
850-599-8879
kelvin.farmer@famu.edu

Internship and Residencies Information

 

We appreciate your continued support and partnership and look forward to connecting with you. While we are excited to be reunited with our corporate partners, the health and safety of our students, corporate guests, faculty, staff, and stakeholders remains paramount as we migrate back to campus.       

     

As University officials continue to monitor the state of the pandemic, SBI will be prepared to execute a modified engagement/recruitment plan based on any new guidelines deemed necessary.        

     

SBI's repopulation plan will include 100% in-person delivery of courses unless otherwise pre-designated. However, SBI’s engagement/recruitment activities will be delivered based on a hybrid approach.        

         

We wish that we could accommodate each of your engagement/recruitment requests. However, due to the tremendous number of requests and to be equitable, we are only able to offer one (1) student touch-point per Career Partner on first come, first serve.      

     

Career Partners that we are unable to accommodate are advised to place your company on the SBI waiting list. Should additional opportunities become available, the waiting list will serve as our first source for selecting Career Partners to offer those touch-points. 

    

The steps to acknowledge your interest in building a partnership with the School of Business and Industry (SBI) first starts with completing an SBI Partnership Request.    

A completed SBI Partnership Request provides insight for understanding a Career Partner’s engagement and recruitment interest, level of commitment, and sponsorship. An internal review of the SBI Partnership Request will be followed by an introductory meeting coordinated by the SBI Office of Career Development Services. This will be followed by several SBI Leadership Team meetings to discuss strategies and implementation. 

In general, Career Partners should strongly consider a minimum three (3) year partnership commitment. It is our goal to develop long-term relationships with Career Partners who are mutually beneficial and grow over time. 

SBI Partnership Request

Career Partner must have a Rattler’S BIzLink account (powered by Simplicity). Upon receipt of the SBI Engagement and Recruitment Initiation, please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd touch-point choices at the link provided by the deadline. 

 

SBI Recruitment Season kicks off with an SBI Virtual Career Partner Showcase on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and concludes on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

At this time, SBI will only host the following student touch-points:             

  • Virtual Career Partner Showcase   
  • Virtual Information Sessions            
  • On-site Information Session with limitations    
  • On-site Tabling with limitations    

Student Touch-point Descriptions


Virtual/On-site classroom visits with targeted student classification or majors must be arranged directly with each instructor/professor.
 

All internships and/or full-time opportunities must be advertised using Rattler’S BIzLink powered by Simplicity or Handshake. Due to our University’s Confidentiality Policy, no student data (i.e., name, classification, major, GPA, transcript, email address, telephone number, etc.) can be provided in the form of lists.
 

It is the responsibility of the Career Partner/Employer to post, receive/screen applicants, schedule interviews, interview, make selections, and notify applicants of decisions. Due to our University’s Confidentiality Policy, no student data (i.e., name, classification, major, GPA, transcript, email address, telephone number, etc.) can be provided in the form of lists. 

 

 

Exclusively in SBI, we use Rattler’S BIzLink as our career management system. Each Career Partner must have an active account to receive SBI Engagement and Recruitment Invitations and to post opportunities. To request a Rattler’S BIzLink account use the link below.    

Rattler’S BIzLink Account Request

SBI students will be strongly encouraged to attend non-SBI hosted touch-point(s). In addition, a 2-weeks advance notice of activities or events must be provided to SBI in the form of a digital flyer, announcement or invitation to be shared with students.
     

The best approach to access student organizations is through the designated Advisor for the organization. Student Organization Advisor information can be found at (https://famu.campuslabs.com/engage/). Traditionally, this information is available once an organization has been granted approval to function.