School of Business Administration
- Quick Center
- tel: 610-499-4300
- fax: 610-499-x4614
- Professor of MIS & Business Analytics
- Quick Center, Room 130
- tel: 610-499-4310
Co-ops & Internships, Business Analytics
In today’s highly competitive job market, students who obtain real-world, career-related experience greatly enhance their employment opportunities upon graduation. In partnership with Career Development Services, the School of Business Administration’s director of experiential education helps students find co-op or internship positions in local organizations.
In these positions, students not only develop their business and technology skills, but they also learn firsthand what business analytics involves in practice. This allows them to make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing one of the many career paths available to business analytics majors.
Due to our location in the Greater Philadelphia area and our connections with industry experts, Widener has relationships with the following companies:
- BNY Mellon
- JPMorgan Chase
Hear from some of our recent Widener business analytics students about their experiences.
Taylor Church, AAA Mid-Atlantic
From my co-op experience, I gained a better understanding of the professional world,
especially how business informatics (now known as business analytics) is applicable
in companies. Being in the professional workplace reassured me that Widener is preparing
me for employment after college, which makes me eager to learn more so that I can
start a successful career after graduation.
Gabrielle Gibson, JPMorgan Chase
I participated in a JPMorgan Chase Winning Women in Technology Conference in Wilmington, Delaware, which allowed female students who are majoring or minoring in computer engineering or any subject around technology to explore career opportunities with JPMorgan Chase. Here, I also took part in two interview sessions where employees analyzed my skills and viewpoints to see if I would be a good fit for an internship or co-op experience with JPMorgan Chase. I was hired for a co-op as a business analyst, which serves as a crucial link between the business and the technology departments. I am fortunate that my education prepared me to do well in the interviews to secure this opportunity.