Students receiving credit for the internship in Merchandising must complete 200 hours for 2 semester hours.
For students pursuing a career in merchandising, both education and work experience are required. A merchandising internship is included in the merchandising degree plan to insure that students have at least one work experience at the time the Bachelor of Science degree is completed. The internship is viewed as a culminating experience-an opportunity to apply the concepts, principles and theories learned in the merchandising curriculum to the "real world".
Intern Credits & Requirements
Merchandising students should plan to complete the internship during the summer of his or her senior year. Two (2) semester hours credit is given for the internship experience through enrollment in Human Science 420: Practicum.
Former students have done internships in Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Tyler, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, New York City, Missouri, Washington, New York City and even in Ecuador. The student must complete 200 hours of documented work experience in a single place of employment. By taking the practicum course in the summer, students have the opportunity to go out-of-state if they wish.
- 200 hours of work experience,
- weekly logs of duties,
- visual log of displays with before and after pictures,
- reports about different aspects of the experience,
- a self-evaluation, and
- an evaluation to be completed by the supervisor.