International Internship Experiences
International studies and career development are two core pillars that define the Heavener School of Business experience. Through internships abroad, many of our undergraduate business students have impactful, unique and real-world experiences while developing their career and global acumen at the same time.
In fact, 121 Heavener School of Business students did just that as they completed internships abroad this summer. Jacob Henh spent his summer in Madrid working for KADOM Gestión Financiera.
I worked part-time throughout my first two years at UF, but it always took a backseat to my classes. Here (in Madrid), work is my first priority, and I am more accountable for my performance than I have ever been before. International work experience also sets me apart (because how many people choose to work full-time in a foreign country?), and I have improved my communication skills and gained exposure to Spanish business culture.
Many of our graduates end up working for companies that aren’t headquartered in the United States, and growing our students’ understanding of global business is imperative to our goal of producing impactful graduates in the business world.
Heavener is the only School at UF with an office dedicated to study abroad opportunities. As a result, approximately half of undergraduate students graduate with an international experience. Whether students study abroad or combine their study abroad experience with an internship overseas, Heavener students are prepared to make an international impact.
The global experiences are just as available on the graduate side. Many of the master’s programs offered global trips to tour international companies, speak with impactful global executives and gain cultural knowledge about what makes these businesses successful.