PROJECTS, COMPETITIONS, AND OTHER ENGAGING EXPERIENCES
Through in-class and out-of-class options, Management majors have opportunities to practice business principles in real-world settings. A few examples include:
- X-Culture Project – Students in the International Management course work in global virtual teams for a semester to gain first-hand experience in cross-cultural collaboration.
- Consulting Case Competitions – These collaborative learning activities connect teams of students from the Management Consulting course along with other Mays’ students. Students are coached on how to develop a solution to a business case study and deliver results to a panel of judges.
- SHRM Case Competition – Members of the Society for Human Resource Management student chapter participate in an annual case competition at the regional conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Student teams test their HR knowledge and ability and apply it to real world HR dilemmas.
- Entrepreneurship – If you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit, feed it with extensive options that include, among other opportunities, living and learning in a “dormcubator,” networking in Silicon Valley, launching a business in three days, and consulting with local entrepreneurs in South Africa. Get involved and be an Aggie entrepreneur!
Management majors are highly encouraged to participate in a paid or unpaid internship, which is an interest-related or major-related short-term work experience with a learning component. Internships provide students with the following benefits:
- Dedicated time to explore career interests
- An opportunity to develop a resume and hone interviewing skills
- A chance to gain work experience, transferrable skills, and valuable contacts in a professional, on-the-job environment
Internships for Academic Credit
Some internships qualify for academic credit.
MGMT majors interested in the online three-hour MGMT 484 internship course offered for summer internships must meet qualifications and deadlines for enrollment consideration.
Students interested in the one-hour MGMT 484 internship course as part of the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership should visit the CNVE website.
Identifying Internship Opportunities
Internships can be found through Texas A&M’s Career Center, the Business Career Fair and through your own research and network of contacts.
The department also collects internship summaries from students who have completed the three-hour MGMT 484 internship course. These summaries include information about the job, how the internship was located and the employer’s contact information. Interested students can review this information, which is compiled in binders located in 483 Wehner.
The Management department offers several study abroad programs that allow Management majors to earn credit toward the BBA-MGMT degree.
Cuba – Travel to this unique destination and see first-hand the Cuban government’s efforts to promote entrepreneurship and private-sector growth.
Finland – Gain valuable knowledge in conducting international business in Nordic countries through time spent in Helsinki and a jaunt to Russia.
Spain – Spend part of your summer in beautiful Barcelona and earn six hours of business credit.
Southern Africa – Immerse yourself in cross-cultural communication and gain exposure to the business, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial environments of Southern Africa and Swaziland.
Cape Town, South Africa – Earn course credit while acting as a consultant to local entrepreneurs.
The world awaits for Management majors! Learn more about these and other abroad opportunities through the Center for International Business Studies.