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  • Pre-Approval

Before you register in the internship class, please make sure:

  1. You have an internship offer
  2. The internship is related to your major, IB, MKT, or business in general
  3. The business/organization procures and maintains General Liability Insurance or Workers' Compensation coverage for the interns
  • The 3 documents required at the beginning of the quarter are:
  1. Release of Liability (PDF)
  2. Internship Application and Learning Plan (PDF)
  3. Internship Agreement (PDF)

Please fill out the three forms listed above, have them signed by your supervisor, and bring them to one of the mandatory meetings. 

Internship meetings for Spring 2015 are completed.

Internship meetings for Summer 2015 have been CHANGED (as of May 27, 2015).

It is mandatory that you attend one of the meetings below:

Monday, June 29
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: 163-2005


Wednesday, July 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 163-2005

The following items must be completely filled out and brought to the mandatory meeting:

  • Your application/learning plan must be signed by your supervisor (employer).
  • Your internship agreement must be signed by your supervisor (employer).
  • Release of liability form must be signed by you.

This syllabus includes policies regarding IBM 441 and IBM 442, as well as information required to earn course credit for the Internship in Marketing. Please meet all assignment deadlines listed in this syllabus. Failure to do so will prevent you from earning credit for your internship.

Instructor information - Summer 2015

Professor: Dr. Debbora Whitson
Office: 164-3092
Phone: (909) 869-2444

Course catalog description

Faculty-supervised on-the-job educational experience in the real-world marketing management environment. Allocation of unit credit is dependent upon the nature of the work done, the level of responsibility and the number of hours worked. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter for IBM 441. Prerequisite: permission of departmental internship coordinator.

Registration information

If you are enrolling in an Internship for Marketing for the first time, you must enroll in IBM 441. You should only enroll in IBM 442 after you have completed all sections of IBM 441. For both IBM 441 and IBM 442, you should enroll in the section (i.e., Section 1, 2, 3 or 4) that corresponds to the number of hours worked each week, as follows:

Section       Hours of work per week:

01                                         10 – 19

02                                         20 – 29

03                                         30 – 39

04                                         40+

Assignments and grading (check blackboard for details)

Mandatory meeting: Students must attend one of the mandatory internship meetings at the beginning of the quarter. Failure to do so will result in being dropped from the class.

Internship application and learning plan, release of liability, and internship agreement (due at the mandatory meeting): You must complete an application form and learning plan, and a release of liability form, signed by the employment supervisor and yourself. This assignment will not be graded, but it must be completed and submitted by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason, and you will receive an F for the course.

Internship report: Students must complete a report on the internship experience, describing accomplishment of the learning plan, specifically addressing your objectives. This assignment must be five pages long, in the following format: double-spaced, single-sided, Times New Roman font type, 12-point font size, 1-inch margins all around. Do not place in a binder of any kind. Remember, this is a business paper that must be written in a concise style using headings, subheadings and bullet points. You will lose points if you do not use the correct format.

Supervisor evaluation: Supervisors may fax the evaluation form to the attention of: Prof. Debbora Whitson c/o IBM Department, Cal Poly Pomona.

The IBM Department fax number is (909) 869-3647; your fax confirmation page will confirm that the evaluation has been received by our department.

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