In today’s competitive employment environment, relevant work experience can mean the difference between landing your dream job and settling for making a living. The market demands professionals with top-notch educational credentials, critical thinking and leadership skills as well as strong work experience.
Why a Byrd School internship?
The Byrd School’s internship program gives you relevant, real world professional experience to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. When you graduate, you enter the workforce with the education, business skills and work experience to help you land the job you want. A unique feature of the Byrd School internship program is its use of Critical Incident Reporting, which requires interns to diagnose situations and formulate action plans that will help them respond appropriately to similar situations in the future. Graduates of our internship program become reflective practitioners who know not only what to do but why they are doing it.
Here are a just a few of our recent internship placements:
- Signet Screen Printing
- United Nations
- Yount, Hyde and Barbour, Winchester
- Bank of America
- Discovery Communications
- Project Hope
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Merrill Lynch
Recruiters are impressed by my human resources internship at Discovery Communications; having a big name on the resume opens doors. During my internship at their world headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., I was encouraged to reach out to everyone in order to learn more from them. I set up meetings with about 20 people during my internship, and was able to grow my personal network. Everyone was willing to talk to me and offer advice. My internship at Discovery Communications as a recruiter was the most memorable experience I’ve ever had and invaluable for my resume.”
Amy Smith, MBA ‘13 | Discovery Communications Internship
I began working at Signet Screen Printing, my family’s business, after I finished my undergraduate degree at Shenandoah. After six months, I became the production manager. I saw lots of potential improvements we could make in the plant, including applying the principles of LEAN to increase our efficiency. As an MBA student, I did an internship at Signet. Every morning, I’m able to apply everything I’ve learned in the classroom to my work at Signet. My internship has been invaluable in helping me to contribute to the greater efficiency and success of the company.”
David Kent, MBA ‘15 | Signet Screen Printing
Byrd School Internships
- Meet the rigorous academic requirements of an AACSB-accredited school
- Provide a broad range of work experiences, challenges and management training
- Are customized to meet your schedule and professional goals Draw on classroom learning and prior life experiences
- Provide experiences that give you a competitive edge in the job market