Internships & Co-ops

Your Professional Business Career Starts Here! 

Our interns work at some of the top companies in Atlanta, including Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Ernst & Young, KPMG, IBM, Turner Broadcasting, Porsche, SunTrust Banks, and Wells Fargo. As an intern or co-op student, you are a representative of KSU and Coles College of Business. Get ready to show the business community how we shine!

Internships & co-ops are valuable tools in translating classroom theory to real-life skills. Through a partnership with the Department of Career Planning and Development, we have a dedicated internship and co-op advisor to guide you through the process.

Why is an internship or co-op important?

  • Practical work experience in your field
  • Develop relevant skills to become “work ready” after graduation
  • Business Elective credits
  • Discover and fine tune your career options
  • Potential for a full-time position after graduation 

Quick Links 

Questions? Ready to Make an Appointment? Contact Us! 

Department of Career Planning and Development: 470-578-6555 
Online @ www.kennesaw.edu/careers/

Internship or Co-op?

Internships & Co-ops serve different purposes for different people. Let's find out which option is right for you! 

  INTERNSHIP CO-OP
Who is eligible?
Juniors, seniors, and graduate business students Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and
graduate business students 
Is there a GPA requirement? 

A 3.0 GPA is required.  A 2.5 GPA is required.* 
Is there just one type?

Yes, there is 1 model of internship  No, there are multiple models that can
be adapted to your situation. 
How long will it last? 

Usually a 1 semester assignment  Work 2+ semesters with the same
company 
Do I need to be accepted
into Coles College? 
Yes No
Will I be paid?  Is usually, but not always, paid Yes, though the form of payment may vary 
How will the on the job
experience help me? 
Work in a position that directly
relates to your major 
Gives the younger student an
opportunity to explore their field 

*Accounting requires ACCT 3100 with a “C” or better 

Let's Get Started!

1. Make sure you meet the Coles College Academic requirements 
2. Check the major specific requirements  
3. Complete the online application