Maximize Your Internship

Posted On April 6, 2017 by Jennifer Oliver
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Left to right: Cassius Butts, Tedra Cheatham, Ed Baker

Left to right: Cassius Butts, Tedra Cheatham, Ed Baker

The Robinson College of Business is bringing together three heavy hitters to help you gain the most from your internship experience in Atlanta.

If you’ve wondered how to best capitalize on your work strengths (and improve your weaknesses), if you want to polish your personal brand and presentation skills, if you want to learn how to negotiate pay or a promotion, and if you would like to hone your leadership skills, this class is for you.

During this two-hour weekly class, you’ll benefit from the expertise of a small business expert, a former CEO, and a top business development pro to fire up your networking skills and boost your employability.

Leading the Class

Summer in the City

Georgia State University (GSU) has broadened its summer offerings for students who would like to get ahead, save some money or study with GSU’s award-winning faculty.

As part of that program, the Robinson College of Business is offering a large number of undergraduate core classes for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Additionally, if you want to build your business acumen, you can take advantage of a cluster of classes in the Summer in the City series.

Clusters include:

  • The Business Major’s Foundations
  • Foundations for the Entrepreneur
  • Law in America
Learn More – Apply Today 

Maximize your employment outcomes working side-by side with Ed Baker, former 30-year publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle; Cassius Butts, former regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); and Tedra Cheatham, Robinson’s new director of business development.

Atlanta stalwart Ed Baker serves as an executive in residence at the Robinson College. In this role, he supports relationship building with alumni and businesses as well as fundraising. A double alumnus of Georgia State (B.A. ’74, Master of International Business ’14), Baker will bring his professional experience to the classroom, teaching students the application of their particular field of study to actual business practice.

Cassius F. Butts serves an executive in residence for the Robinson College focusing on the university’s entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives. Butts’ experience includes appointment by President Barack Obama as regional administrator for the eight Southeastern states comprising Region IV, during which he managed five record-breaking years for SBA lending. He also served as a Presidential Management Fellow during the George H. Bush Administration. He’ll engage with students on how to bring fresh ideas into any business environment.

Tedra Cheatham recently joined the Robinson College as director of business development. In her role, she will provide leadership and her rich Atlanta connections to expand the opportunities for businesses to engage with Robinson students. Former executive director of the Clean Air Campaign and vice president for economic development at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Cheatham is the consummate networker who excels in making the right connections to get the job done.

Apply by May 1

Applicants who are interested in applying must have secured a summer internship in Atlanta and have completed 60 credit hours to be accepted in the Robinson Business Internship class (BUSA 4200E). The class is open to undergraduates, including seniors, and students from both the Robinson College as well as other colleges and universities. Students will earn a total of three credit hours for completion of both the internship and class. (Robinson does not provide the internship through this course.)

Apply Now 

The deadline is May 1.