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Gain real world experience in your Stiller School of Business major—and be ready for your career post graduation.

Create a Highly Marketable Resume

As a business student at Champlain, not only will you be working with live clients in class, you’ll be working with some of today’s most innovative and socially aware businesses. Through internships, you’ll learn better business practices, gain real-world skills, and explore your career options.

With future-driven, globally focused businesses like Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards, and Seventh Generation based right here in our home of Burlington, Vermont, you’ll have opportunities to work with industry leaders and incorporate that professional experience with your studies.

Because you’ll start your major classes in your first year through our Upside-Down Curriculum, you’ll be qualified for internships sooner. In fact, nine out of ten students complete one internship before graduation, and one third of our students complete four or more internships by the time they graduate.

Our interns are highly sought after for their leadership, entrepreneurial mindsets, and socially conscious thinking, and some students are even hired for full-time positions with the organizations where they intern. With one to two years of professional experience before you graduate, your résumé will stand out when applying for your dream job.

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 needed 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 co-curricular 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.