Barnett School of Business
Career & Internship Coordinator

Providing Specialized Guidance

The Business Career and Internship Coordinator serves students pursuing a major, minor, or graduate program in the Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. These services include individualized career and internship advising, internship and professional development courses, resume critique, mock interviews, career-related events, and networking opportunities. These services help students develop the critical skills that will prepare them for the workforce and/or graduate school.

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This class is designed to prepare students for professional internships and employment opportunities through the development of essential career planning/management skills.

This is a required class for all majors within the Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. It is recommended that students complete this course before their first internship experience. Students may register within the Portal for either a fall or spring class session. 
Undergraduate students in the Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise are required to complete an internship or research project for academic credit before graduation.  Although students should strive to complete multiple internship experiences prior to graduation, not all internships must be completed for academic credit. Many students will participate in additional internship without enrolling in an internship course. 

For those students who wish to enroll in an internship course, the following eligibility requirements apply: ​
  • recommended prerequisites of BUS 3960
  • cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • sophomore standing 
  • approval from internship coordinator
Graduate students interested in receiving academic credit for an internship are encouraged to contact Kristen Fowler for additional information.
Kristen Fowler is the Career and Internship Coordinator for the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. In this role, she manages the for-credit internship program for business students, provides career and internship coaching, teaches Professional Development courses, and collects and analyzes first destination data for business school graduates. Kristen has worked in higher education since 2012, and is an alumna of the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma.
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Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise Career & Internship Coordinator
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Becker Business Building 233
Lakeland, FL 33801 
 phone number  863.680.4976
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