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Think Outside the Books
Your education doesn’t stop just because you close the textbook or leave the classroom. In fact, Fontbonne University believes that some of the best knowledge comes from experience — practicums, internships and job shadowing within your field of study, in St. Louis and beyond.
We build this experience into every undergraduate degree program we offer, from sports management to early childhood education, so that you begin developing your professional portfolio even before you graduate. Fontbonne has connected students with successful internships in companies large and small, local and international.
Are you ready to think outside the books? Think Fontbonne University.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Mo.
Interned at: RubinBrown
Hear how Dustin learned about the internship opportunity with RubinBrown and what advice he has for incoming freshmen.
Hometown: Topeka, Kan.
Major: Computer Science
Interned at: Express Scripts
Learn about the opportunities Larah received during her internship at Express Scripts and how she put her knowledge to work.
Hometown: Affton, Mo.
Major: Social Work
Interned at: Great Circle
Through her on-site internship, Catherine discovered what she truly enjoys and how to set the course for her desired career path.
Hometown: Des Peres, Mo.
Major: Cyber Security
Interned at: Intelligence and Analysis Division of Homeland Security
I've always been interested in computers and when I started at Fontbonne University, I focused my education on cyber security specifically.
The Department of Homeland Security was an internship opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
Hometown: Hazelwood, Mo.
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Interned at: GAP, Chicago, Ill.
Try something new. Don’t be afraid to accept a challenge. That’s what I did by stepping outside my comfort zone to work at Gap’s flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago — where the standard of visual merchandising is set for all other stores, including displays, windows and product placement.
Read More: Ashley's out-of-state internship gave her a sneak peek into the job market.
Home Country: Honduras
Major: Computer Science
Interned at: Rexnord Industries
During my internship with Rexnord Industries (Milwaukee, Wis.), I worked on a large project overhauling an outdated catalog. The company then asked me to translate the catalog into Spanish, requiring me to learn new design software in less than two weeks – which I did. I proved that I could handle the job myself rather than sending it out-of-house, saving the company a great deal of money.
Read More: Hector's Fontbonne education prepared him for his internship.
Hometown: Florissant, Mo.
Major: Early Childhood
Interned at: Head Start
Shadowing the center coordinator for Head Start showed me what it takes to run an
early childhood center. It includes paperwork,
payroll, enrollment and finding employees to fill in for staff members who miss work, even if you have to do it yourself.
Read More: Kionna learned what it takes to be a leader in her desired field.
Hometown: Rolla, Mo.
Major: Business Administration with a Marketing concentration
Interned at: Saint Louis Science Center
During my internship, I was responsible for implementing a new Saint Louis Science Center program, Kids’ Club, and marketing its membership to families throughout St. Louis. I worked with a true professional who challenged me to think and figure problems out for myself. She relied on me to be independent. I traveled all over the city and worked a lot of events, like Taste of St. Louis, Cardinal’s games and days at Grant’s Farm.
Read More: Calista explains why she recommends interning at more than one business.