Internships In the Management & Innovation Major

Create a Highly Marketable Business Management Résumé

Successful innovators thrive because of their ability to offer fresh insights, identify problems and opportunities, and drive change. CEOs and managers from all types of organizations—including business startups, established corporations, nonprofits, and governments—are seeking employees who can lead with new ideas. 

Champlain's Management & Innovation degree will give you many opportunities for real-world experience; you'll stand apart from other business-degree graduates when you apply for jobs. 

Champlain Management & Innovation Graduates Have Found Success

100% of our Class of 2018 Management & Innovation graduates are employed just six months after graduation—and all of them are in positions relevant to their career goals. 

After four years of career-focused classes, professional internships, and work with real clients, our graduates are well prepared for their post-graduation lives.

Our Students Are Primed for Success

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's majors features hands-on learning opportunities and other specific benefits that help our students create very marketable résumés. Highlights include:

  • All members of the Management & Innovation faculty are seasoned management professionals, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most relevant, current education possible.
  • Students can work with real-world clients: businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. This student work is used on a professional level.
  • Management & Innovation students have opportunities to obtain multiple internships with local companies—in Burlington and abroad—over the course of the program.

Recent Internship Locations for Management & Innovation Majors Seventh Generation Ben & Jerry's
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How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step. 

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.

  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and cocurricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.

Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.