A&M International Graduate Students Part of Local Internship Program

Six of Texas A&M International University's top College of Business Administration graduate students are participating in a student internship course that affords them valuable career experience.

Dr. Cheryl Dyer Vargas, Assistant Professor of Business Communication, said the College of Business Administration developed the course to allow students an opportunity to augment their classroom learning with practical field experience.

"We have identified a number of local businesses and organizations that provide interns with 15-19 hours of work per week. Students will be supervised by professionals in an organizational setting that is appropriate to the student's career objectives. Students will receive a stipend for their participation," she said.

Dr. Dyer Vargas said entry into the College of Business Administration Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Entry is competitive and limited.

"Undergraduate business students must have completed 90 semester credit hours (SCH) with an overall 2.50 GPA with more than a 3.0 GPA in the student's major business courses. Graduate business students must have completed at least 18 SCH with at least a 3.5 GPA for all attempted course work toward the degree. The internship course can be taken more than once, but only three hours will count toward a degree program," she explained.

Students and their respective internship sites are as follows:

Timothy Kennedy, MS in International Logistics major, interning with the Killam Companies, David Killam, supervisor.

Ramprakash Madanraj, MBA in International Banking major, interning with Pacific Southwest Bank, Gilbert Sanchez, supervisor.

Emerson Y. Meguro, MS in International Logistics major, interning with Daniel B. Hastings, Inc., Erin Yeary, supervisor.

Christina Rodriguez, MS in Information Systems major, also interning at Daniel B. Hastings, Erin Yeary, supervisor.

Virginia Viader, MBA in International Logistics major, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Lon Cross, supervisor.

Yu Lee Wu, MBA in International Trade major, Daniel B. Hastings, Inc., Erin Yeary, supervisor.

Interested undergraduate and graduate students must complete a resume form available at the Office of Career Planning and Placement. Application deadline for the Fall semester program is Aug. 1, 1997.

Students who meet all criteria will be matched to an appropriate internship experience.

This Fall, Coordination of the Internship Program will be handled by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Assistant Professor of Finance.

For additional information, contact Dr. Smith at 326 - 2518.

Texas A&M International University office hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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