Intern Spotlight: Natalie Ryan


1.  What are you learning/did you learn from your internship that will benefit you in your future career?

“By interning at Caterpillar Financial, I was able to not only learn more about the company but how to be a professional in a corporate workplace. I quickly learned the responsibilities of working full-time for nine weeks and how the culture strongly influences an employee’s work life. I also learned how to network and the importance of networking. Though it was tiring, each day of my internship was like an interview. Every interaction I entailed, I treated it as if I was being interviewed. That’s why the company has an internship program. They want to see what quality of work you can produce and evaluate your work ethic. The internship prepares you for the “real” world. Take advantage of it!”

  1. How did you find this internship?

“I found this internship through Belmont’s Career Development site. I applied online, and then I interviewed on-campus a few months later.”

Intern Spotlight: Rachel O’Brien


Instagram: rach_obrien18

  1. What are you/did you intern what are/were your responsibilities/projects?

“I am a Business Development Intern at LBMC Employment Partners. My main responsibilities are administrative work, preparing proposals, new client set up forms, and CSA’s for clients, and managing the CRM system.”

  1. What kind of music do/did you like to listen to on our way to your internship? Any song in particular that you favor?

“I cannot think of one particular song that I favor but I do enjoy any classic rock, pop, alternative, or funk music and I also enjoy some modern alternative.”

  1. Anything else you would like to share about this experience?

“I would highly recommend an internship for anything in your major, it really helps you understand the way the job world works and gets your foot in the door for many great opportunities.”

Internship Information for Students

For Students…

Students interning in roles/companies/organizations directly relating to their academic major or occupational goal may receive elective credit for work with employers approved by the intern supervisor. 

  • Students may work part-time, full-time, off-campus, or on-campus in either paid or volunteer positions.
  • The Co-operative Education/Internship Program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Generally, students working part-time may receive up to (6) hours of credit in a semester.
  • Students receive co-op credit only during the semester that they work. Co-op credit will not be given retroactively.
  • Only six (6) hours of Co-operative Education credit will count toward the graduation requirement as business elective credit. Three (3) credit hours may substitute as an elective in the major program, but not for a major requirement.
  • Assignments include an online assessment, workshop attendance, journals, a paper and presentation. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.

In order to earn course credit for internship experience, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Students must gain approval from their academic advisor for MGT 3000 to be included as part of their course plan.
  • Students need to contact the Internship Specialist (Chris Agans in The Career Development Center) and complete the Internship Approval Request Form in order to register. The Internship Specialist will authorize the student in Banner and then the student can complete the registration process.

Fall 2016 Internship Approval Request Form:

A student must register for Co-operative Education (MGT 3000) at the same cost per hour.

  • The student’s internship MUST relate to his/her educational and/or occupational goals.
  • The student must be in good standing with the university in order to be eligible for the Co-operative Education/Internship Program. No student may be enrolled in the Co-operative Education/Internship Program if he/she is on probation with Belmont University.
  • The employer must be willing to enter the training agreement with Belmont University and complete a performance evaluation.
Fall/Spring Semester Summer (spans both summer sessions)
10 hrs/week; 150 hrs total 1 unit of credit 15 hrs/week; 150 hrs total 1 unit of credit
12 hrs/week; 180 hrs total 2 units of credit 18 hrs/week; 180 hrs total 2 units of credit
15 hrs/week; 225 hrs total 3 units of credit 22 hrs/week; 220 hrs total 3 units of credit
18 hrs/week; 270 hrs total 4 units of credit 27 hrs/week; 270 hrs total 4 units of credit
22 hrs/week; 330 hrs total 5 units of credit 33 hrs/week; 330 hrs total 5 units of credit
30 hrs/week; 450 hrs total 6 units of credit 40 hrs/week; 400 hrs total 6 units of credit

If you have additional questions, you can Contact the Massey College of Business Internship Coordinator by e-mailing or by calling 615-460-6947.


Gear Up for InfoSec Nashville 2016!



InfoSec Nashville
DATE: September 20th, 2016
Music City Center
201 5th Ave S,
Nashville, TN 37203

Now in its 16th year, INFOSEC NASHVILLE 2016 is the Southeast’s leading security conference and aims to bring technologists and security professionals together for a full day of exciting speakers and networking opportunities

The Middle Tennessee chapter of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) will host over 450 attendees and two dozen locally and nationally recognized speakers. InfoSec offers two industry recognized keynote speakers, panel discussions and multiple breakout sessions focusing on technical and management issues as well as healthcare and other industry regulations in the security industry.

Conference Includes:
-2 Keynotes
-16 Speakers
-15-minute Flash Sessions
-8 Vendor Presentations

View the Full Schedule of Events

Secure your spot by registering HERE!

Learn about Ford Credit’s Leadership Development Program

Ford Credit is hosting an information session!

When:  September 21st, 2016
Time:  4:30pm – 6pm
Where:  MBC 104

Join us for an evening of:

  • Networking from 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Ford Credit representatives presentating on the Leadership Program at 5pm!
  • Food included!!!

RSVP here!

Ford Credit is Looking to Hire!
Positions Avaliable:

Full-time Ford Credit Leadership Development Program

Through a combination of rotational assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring, the Ford Credit Leadership Development Program prepares participants to take on future leadership roles. In every assignment FCLDP employees are able to make a substantial impact on the business while developing core competencies essential for career growth within Ford Credit.

We’re looking for innovative professionals who have a passion for learning, an interest in understanding our business, are committed to excellence, demonstrate flexibility and are adaptive to change. Geographic mobility is required in addition to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree by May, 2017 with a 3.0 or better GPA.

 Dealer Service Analyst Position

Ford Credit’s College Graduate Program offers an introduction to automotive financing, and prepares you for advancement into the Dealer Services Analyst position at our Nashville Business Center in Franklin, TN. We’re looking for energetic, business degreed, professionals who are enthusiastic about learning our business, are flexible, and are committed to excellence. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking candidates a plus.

With an introductory assignment in the Collections area, you will spend 6-8 months developing your automotive financing experience in a positive learning work environment. You will join a network of people that will help to move your career forward and will prepare you to compete for advancement opportunities in our Nashville Business Center.

In order to provide outstanding service to our dealers and customers, it is customary that many of our developmental positions involve working some evening and weekend hours.

Descriptors of the Dealer Services Analyst Role:

  • Analyze and decision consumer credit applications
  • Adhere to purchase approval limits and investigation standards at all times
  • Sell the benefit of the Company’s value proposition to the dealers and effectively maintain a consistent purchase policy based on dealer support, liquidation experience, and management direction
  • Understand and practice business unit financing plans, programs, and procedures
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with dealership personnel
  • Complete all required procedural reviews in a timely manner to identify potential misrepresentations or fraud
  • Oversee credit investigations and perform investigations as required. Provide training and feedback to investigators as required
  • Support internal and external sales as required to complement Business Center activities
  • Participate actively in DSA calibration sessions
  • Support a culture which ensures a sales mindset is maintained in the Business Center
  • Perform daily responsibilities to ensure high levels of dealer and customer satisfaction
  • Support Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) and Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) initiatives
  • Support diversity initiatives by understanding, respecting and valuing the differences that define employees as unique individuals

Why You Should Apply to Work for Ford Credit:

  • Acts as world leader in meeting the financial services needs of automotive consumers globally
  •  Respects and supports diversity
  • Strives to maintain a culture of “Employer of Choice”