At Whittier College, education goes beyond the confines of campus. Here, we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement, and getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth. The Business Administration Department actively supports internship opportunities which can provide "real world" experience that can be taken for credit (BSAD 392) and which also support concentrations in the business major.
Whittier's location in Southern California, close to Los Angeles and Orange County, gives students internship opportunities that will help them gain crucial business training and experience valuable for their post-Whittier lives. Industries ranging from entertainment to finance, aerospace to bioengineering, and more all call Southern California home. The Business Administration Department has also supported internships out of country, including positions in Hong Kong, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires.
In addition to internships in the corporate world, the department supports civic involvement, which is immensely important at Whittier College and the surrounding communities. Our Center for Engagement with Communities, brings together faculty, students, and staff from all sectors of the College to partner with non-profit organizations and local government in Whittier and the neighboring communities.
Learn more about the internship process by talking with your BSAD advisor and you can also inquire at the Center for Career Planning & Internships and can also locate volunteer opportunities in and around Whittier College by visiting the Center for Engagement with Communities
Whittier’s Director of Fellowships along with faculty and staff advisors is committed to helping students launch their search for internal, national, and international fellowships that fit their intellectual, professional, and personal goals.
Each year, students compete for and win impressive scholarship and fellowship awards.
To date, Whittier College has had four Rhodes Scholars, two Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows, several Fulbright awardees, and a number of finalists for prestigious national and international opportunities.
Winning a fellowship, scholarship, or grant not only adds prestige to a student’s resume, but it also provides financial support during college or post-graduate studies.
To find fellowships that match your interests, please visit the Fellowships website.