ABLE for Students
Snapshot of the Process
- Complete BUAD 300 and all required prerequisites.
- Search for and secure an internship.
- Complete online application by posted deadline.
Link to application: https://webapps.salisbury.edu/able/app/
Email is sent to prospective site supervisor regarding employer portion.
- Review by department.
- Check SU email or return to application site regarding status.
- If approved, enroll in 490 course.
Deadlines to submit internship application:
- Spring '20: Jan 17, 2020
- Summer '20: May 1, 2020
Please note: both the student portion and the employer portion must be complete by the deadline!
Professional Sales Minor:
- Must complete MKTG 497 (Sales Internship). Same process and rules apply. Submit internship application. Be sure to indicate your major as "sales minor" by selecting this option from the drop down list of business majors.
- Required pre-requisites: BUAD 300 and MKTG 337 must be completed.
** ABLE Alternative Options** FINA, INFO, and ACCT Majors:
- Students with Finance or Information Systems majors may elect to participate in an applied learning practicum or experiential course (either FINA 449 or INFO 476) to satisfy their applied learning requirement.
- ACCT majors MUST complete ACCT 407 and ACCT 497 which satisfies their ABLE requirement. Some ACCT majors choose to also complete a 490 course to accumulate enough credit hours for their MD CPA license.
Please be advised: Internship-related forms that require a signature from a SU representative should be submitted to the ABLE office as they must first be reviewed by our General Counsel. Once approved, it can only be signed by the Provost. Note: this process may take several days.
Students are strongly discouraged against waiting until their last semester to satisfy the ABLE internship (490/497) requirement!
The documents below are provided for your information and may help with the application process. NOTE: Please use the online application for submitting your request to participate in an internship!
- Learning Goals and Objectives Agreement Guidelines (doc)
- Worksheet for writing an Internship Job Description (doc)
Job Description Examples for Interns:
The following job descriptions have been approved by specific and or previous department chairs for past interns-for informational purposes only.
The following job descriptions were DENIED by the specific department chairs due to lack of information or irrelevant responsibilities for that major.
Before starting an ABLE internship for credit you must have:
- Successfully completed BUAD 300.
- Admitted to the upper division professional program in the Perdue School of Business
- Currently are or going to be at least a second semester junior during your internship.
- Completed all pre-requisite work related for the 490/491 course related to their major. To find out if you have met the pre-requisite requirements, CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
To take the Advanced ABLE internship - 491 course for credit you must have:
- Completed appropriate 490 course or satisfied ABLE requirement
- Placement approval and permission of department chair
- Completion of ABLE administration requirements
The minimum internship requirements are:
- 10 hours per week/10 consecutive weeks
- A structured work/educational experience
- Work in a professional setting with supervision
- Approximately 80-90% of the job duties must be applicable to your major
Note: Double-majors must satisfy the ABLE requirement for BOTH majors!
Rules & Policies-effective August 2016:
- Interning with/for family is prohibited. Supervisor cannot be related to the student in anyway or be a close friend. A current student or a recent graduate, SU or otherwise, cannot supervise ABLE interns.
- Online/virtual work or in a private residence are prohibited.
- For business requiring a license [e.g. insurance, real estate], the license must be obtained prior to the internship.
- Company that the student is interning for must have at least five full-time employees who are not contractual or telecommuter.
- Internship cannot consist of door-to-door selling or pure cold calling.
- Internship at a restaurant is prohibited.
- Internship at an organization in which the student has previously worked/interned for is prohibited.
- Website of the company and supervisor’s company email address must be provided.
- Physical location of the internship must be provided.
- Internship at a medical marijuana facility is prohibited.
- Site supervisor must provide the school with a job description, by completing the ABLE template within the application.
- Once an application is denied, student may not resubmit with the same company/organization.
Fall: Typically 1st Monday of semester
Spring: Friday before MLK Holiday
Summer: May 1st
Professional Development at the Perdue School (BUAD 300)
Professional Development is an important part of a student's learning experience at the Perdue School of Business. To help students better understand the professional expectations in a business environment, BUAD 300: Personal and Professional Development is now a co-requisite with MGMT 320. This is a 1-credit course that provides a valuable foundation for transitioning from student to professional.
Note: Business minors and Economics-BA majors do not need to complete BUAD 300.
Professional Sales minors must take BUAD 300 as it is a prerequisite for MKTG 497.
A $25 course fee will be imposed when the student is enrolled in BUAD 300. An additional line item will be on their bill indicating a course fee.
Course requirements include the following:
- Agree to student code of conduct & review Student Behavior Policy.
- Complete online orientation module and related quiz
- Complete 2 writing assignments.
- Attend "THE Meeting"
- Attend 2 speaking events: (1) ELS -which is mandatory and 1 additional event from the pre-approved list (Note: you must sign in for each to get credit!) NOTE: You must sign-up for MOST of these events by using Perdue Sign-Up Page.
- Attend 1 mandatory class session titled, "MBTI Workshop".
- Review entire ABLE module and complete quiz.
- Complete sexual harassment training
- Read assigned textbook, Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success.
**Students should refer to their BUAD 300 course syllabus for specific course requirements.**
Transition to professional program; Hear from major faculty; Engage with other departments and students
THE Meeting consists of 3 sessions: opening, breakout and resource. It is a requirement for students enrolled in BUAD 300. Students will attend the event in order to gather more information about the Perdue School of Business and what it has to offer.
Students will check-in and attend an opening session that includes an explanation of the event and remarks from the Associate Dean. Students are then split into two groups and released into either a break out session based on their major or the resource session. In their major breakout session, they hear from faculty who discuss what to expect from the classes they will be taking in the professional program. Students then have a chance to network with the faculty and ask questions. Also, each session is staffed with a Student Business Leader who can offer insight on the professional program from a student’s perspective. “I learned a lot about the accounting program and what to expect from the next few years in the business school”, says Bryan Marks, a current Perdue School student.
The resource session includes networking with fellow students; meeting with various club representatives; and connecting with the available resources on campus. Everything from SU Libraries to Study Abroad Programs are represented here. Students are given the opportunity to learn about different clubs and resources available to Perdue students. Parris Stanford, a Student Business Leader, described this session as "Finding out how to leave your mark while here in Perdue!”. THE Meeting is an essential event for both learning about classes within the professional program and increasing student involvement here at Perdue. Come prepared to learn and meet your new professional classmates!
Click here to see a PowerPoint about THE Meeting and what it entails: THE Meeting PowerPoint
Students planning to take BUAD 300 (only offered in Fall & Spring):
When enrolling in MGMT 320, students must also register for its matching BUAD 300 co-requisite in the same transaction. Attempting to enroll in an incorrect section of BUAD 300 will result in an error. Minors should not enroll in BUAD 300 as they do not need the course (except Professional Sales). Those who do will be removed by the Registrar's office.
Students who have previously completed MGMT 320 or who need to re-take BUAD 300 must register for the stand-alone section of BUAD 300 (i.e. one not tied to MGMT 320).
All students enrolled in BUAD 300 will receive more information via campus email prior to the beginning of the semester on how to get started on BUAD 300 requirements.
Career Services also offers many great professional development opportunities. Though not necessarily required for BUAD 300, these opportunities to learn can benefit students tremendously as they enter the workplace. Calendar of Events in Career Services
For more information about BUAD 300, send an email to: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator