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Explore Career Opportunities

The Jack C. Massey Career Development Center provides access to assessments and Internships (MGT 3000), assisting students with career exploration. Belmont University has a strong relationship with the Tennessee business community. Our students benefit from many opportunities to explore career paths and gain experience in the real world of business through internships. During the course of an academic year, more than 100 students from the Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University participate in internships for course credit.

Career Assessments

Career Leader: CareerLeader is one of the most comprehensive career assessment tools focused specifically on business careers. This test develops an individual interest inventory, a job rewards profile, and an abilities profile. These can be used to match your results with various business careers. Complete results are available online or you may set up an appointment with Chris Agans to incorporate the results into your career planning. Register for this test before graduation if you wish to take the test free of charge. Contact our office at (615) 460-6947 for assistance.

Focus: Focus is a self-paced career guidance tool is designed to help with your career planning and exploration. Focus will help you:

  • Analyze your career planning status
  • Assess your interests, skills, work values, personality and preferences
  • Explore occupations and career paths compatible with your personal attributes
  • Map out your career goals and action plans

Focus is available 24/7 on the Career Services web site: www.belmont.edu/careerdevelopment/focus.html. Follow the instructions provided to set up an account. You may contact the Career Development office to discuss your results.

Internships

Examples

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business/Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

 Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about Internships, please contact Chris Agans, Internship Coordinator, at (615)460-6947.

  • What is an internship?
  • Why should I consider doing an internship?
  • Who is eligible to perform an internship?
  • When can I perform an internship, during the Fall, Spring or Summer semester?
  • How early should I begin planning an internship?
  • How many credits can I receive for an internship?
  • Can my internship be counted towards my major?
  • Are internships paid?
  • Is there a tuition charge for internships?
  • How can I find an internship?
  • How do I successfully complete the internship?

Student Testimonials

"The professors and staff of Belmont's [Jack C. Massey] College of Business Administration are not only phenomenal teachers and mentors but are also well connected to Nashville's business community. I had always desired to work at a small, growing entrepreneurial business and they were able to connect me to a great opportunity to work and intern at Emma. Working at Emma gave me great insight into the world of business and helped reiterate my passion for entrepreneurship and growing companies. Now my dream is a reality as I'm working full time at Emma, keeping a pulse on the growth and helping them become a world class company that helps businesses communicate in style. Thank you COBA for helping me launch my career!"
Eric Carroll, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

"Last semester, I completed ISM 3620, a database design course offered under Dr. Garrison. In sixteen weeks, I learned to design, build, and generate custom reports from MS Access. I then applied my course knowledge to my current internship position at HCA. I am currently building a database for the Product Development Global Outsourcing Department. This database will streamline the automation of Executive level reports which historically took several weeks to generate.  My classroom experience at Belmont has allowed me to become a value-added to the #42 ranked 'Best Companies to Work For'.'"
Lea Latendresse, Information Systems Management

“Through the thought-provoking courses and inspiring professors at Belmont, I was prepared to embark upon my internship. Deloitte challenged me to apply the knowledge I obtained in the classroom to the real world. The vast amount of networking opportunities provided me the chance to develop great relationships with colleagues. After interning as an external auditor, I was able to conclude that this is the career I want to pursue after graduation.”
Alexa Karpinski, Accounting

“As a management major seeking to pursue a career in health care, my opportunity to intern at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was invaluable. My semester-long internship allowed me to experience firsthand the administrative side of a nationally recognized pediatric hospital. As the Communications Intern at Vanderbilt, I was able to contribute to advocacy campaigns, assist in website development, and work on key marketing materials. I gained a completely different perspective on health care the following semester, as an intern at the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation & IPA. It was here where I worked directly with the implementation of a groundbreaking Tennessee state grant, and where I developed many of my long-term career goals. I would definitely say the College of Business Administration internship program has not only been professional advantageous, but also personally rewarding.”
Katie Allen, Management

“The College of Business Administration provided excellent guidance for me throughout my four years at Belmont, helping me with internships, my resume, and my job search. I spent my entire junior year interning at a brokerage firm that my finance professor helped me obtain. A year after the internship ended, Smith Barney offered me a full-time position for after graduation. I also planned a fundraising event for Coleman Construction in downtown Franklin during my senior year. Through both internships, I developed real world experience that will really help me in my future endeavors. I cherish the experience I received the past two years and highly recommend that every student participate in this service of the Career Development Center.”
Erica Scott, Finance

"As a student of the entrepreneurship program, the opportunity to receive course credits for working as an entrepreneur was the ultimate course. With the full support of the business school faculty, I was able to squeeze an entire year of real world business experience into one semester."
Sam Dryden, Co-founder of Lifetime Reel, Entrepreneurship