Sharon Edwards-Grant Coordinator of Internships and Business Relationships
Sharon’s professional experiences span over two decades covering professional services, hotel management and telecommunications. Her most recent role was Director of Human Resources for Wood Mackenzie, an Energy Research and Consulting firm. Sharon is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP, SPHR) and sits on the advisory board of two local organizations. The Internship Office is located in Huether, Room 201 and Sharon can be reached at 518.485.3971.
The Huether School of Business’s mission is to provide students with innovative programs and hands-on experiences to inspire students to become ethical business professionals who can make significant contributions to fast-changing local and global communities. The Huether School of Business recognizes the educational value of practical experiences which allow students to engage in professional environments outside the traditional classroom. Such interaction allows for professional application of academic theory and skills. As commitment to this philosophy the Business Internship has been established to meet the following objectives:
Apply academic theory and concepts to professional experience within an organization;
Further develop interpersonal and communication skills in an applied setting such as networking skills (meeting people and taking advantage of opportunities) as well as oral and written communication and listening skills;
Gain field experience in performing discipline specific functions, and;
Further develop personal standards of professionalism and an understanding of ethical decision-making behaviors.
Business Internship course provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable field experience in performing business functions that supports their academic studies. The Business Internship is a supervised internship with an organization in the private or public sector. Students will work with the Strategic Relationships Director and the Supervising Faculty Member for the Business Internship Course to identify an internship organization. Students will then work with the internship organization to detail specific learning outcomes and goals for the internship. The Strategic Relationships Director and the Supervising Faculty Member will review the learning outcomes and goals and is responsible for approving the internship. Students will be required to systematically reflect upon and learn from their daily experiences and prepare a presentation regarding the internship experience.