The BMGT099 Internship Seminar course is an opportunity for Smith School of Business Specialty Master’s students to gain business experience while receiving academic acknowledgement. This course is designed to allow students to make connections between their internship experiences, academic coursework, and career goals. All class assignments are designed to track internship progress and allow opportunities to reflect on professional growth.
BMGT099 is offered in the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters. The internship must take place during the semester in which the student is enrolled. A minimum number of 75 internship hours is required for credit. Required assignments include a work log, a reflection assignment, internship outcome reported and supervisor survey.
This zero-credit elective is offered through the Office of Career Services. There is no scheduled class time for this course, and all activities will primarily occur through Canvas. Specific learning objectives for students in BMGT099 include:
- Apply business concepts and practices from coursework and current business research to the workplace environment
- Understand the relationship between internship experience, major and/or intended career path
- Explore career options
- Support and/or clarify career goals based on internship experience
- Identify and develop professional work and interpersonal skills
Prior approval from the Office of Career Services is required. To be approved for the internship seminar course, a student must:
- Be enrolled in a Smith School Specialty Master’s Program;
- Be in good academic standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- Submit an official offer letter;
- Submit a signed curricular practical training verification form
- Report the internship outcome and complete an experiential learning profile in HireSmith.
View a sample syllabus for course information (subject to change).
For more information and registration details, please refer to the following documents:
- BMGT099 Registration Approval Checklist
- BMGT099 Registration Process and Instructions
- BMGT099 Curricular Practical Training Verification
- BMGT099 Sample Offer Letter
International Students on F-1 Visa
This course fulfills the academic requirement for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). However, please note that registration in this course does NOT guarantee CPT authorization. Authorization is granted by the Office of International Student and Scholars and Services (ISSS). Once you are enrolled in BMGT099, go to ISSS.
For general internship credit questions or BMGT099 information, contact Angela Vaughn, director of specialty master's programs and BMGT099 instructor, Smith Office of Career Services. She can be reached at BMGT099@rhsmith.umd.edu.