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Who are ABLE Interns?

ABLE Interns:

  • Will be at least a second semester junior already admitted to the upper division professional program in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.
     
  • Will have completed pre-professional coursework with a minimum 2.6 GPA.
     
  • Will have completed the following pre-professional coursework:
     
    • Principles of Accounting 1 and 2
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Micro Computer Use and Information Concepts for Management 
    • Business Statistics
    • Financial Management
    • Principles of Marketing Management 
    • Management and Organization Behavior 
  • Will have chosen one of the following majors, pursuing the appropriate coursework to complete their academic degree.
     
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • May have little experience in a professional environment. Reinforce professional behavior and cover the basics with them.
     
  • Benefit from a well defined internship.
     
  • Need guidance and open, positive communication with the internship supervisor.
     
  • Will likely be "Millenials" (born after 1982). "Millenials" have a unique set of views about life and work. Most "Millenials" expect to "try on" several jobs during the first few years of their career and have high expectations regarding the balance between personal and professional life. Other characteristics typical of many Millenials(1) include:
     
    • Strengths in multitasking and goal orientation
    • Positive attitudes and collaborative style
    • Gravitate toward group activity
    • Believe it's cool to be smart
    • Are fascinated by new technologies

(1) EDUCAUSEreview, July/August 2003

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