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Career Advancement & Experience

A program blending English, leadership and a technical project.


Spring 2019: January 14th - May 7th.

The Career Advancement and Experience program at Arkansas State University is designed to give students in their final semester of undergraduate study the hands-on experience that is key to the completion of the degree program. Students in the program will live and work in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States, spending three hours each week completing a Business Writing course and three hours each week in a leadership course. The remainder of the time each week will be spent working with one of A-State International Student Services’ Business Partners on projects in the student’s field of study. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the close of the program.



    Business Partners




    + AllyIT is a business management technology firm located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. AllyIT sets the standard in business technology management by offering around-the-clock support and monitoring of its customers’ digital presence. Read more

    + Ashley Lighting is recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of Hospitality Lighting. Ashley Lighting offers internship opportunities to computer science majors, engineering, and software majors. Read more

    + Blue Sky Technologies consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business challenges. Blue Sky Technologies’ team designs, deploys, manages, and supports complex technology solutions for businesses of all size. The company actively offers internship opportunities for students with business, engineering management, and computer science majors. Read more

    + Cyient is a global solutions provider focused on engineering, manufacturing, data analytics, and networks and operations. The company offers internship positions to students with computer science majors. Read more

    + Millennium 3 provides IT services and networking to ensure your business and network is performing optimally. The company encourages students to do internships to learn about more about IT service and networking. Read more

    + Optus Inc. offers simplified, flexible solutions to the communications challenges facing the largest organizations. In collaboration with A-State, Optus Inc. offers a wide range of internship opportunities to business and engineering majors. Read more


    + Anchor Packaging is a leading manufacturer of rigid containers and all-purpose cling film for the foodservice industry. Anchor Packaging is the 8th largest plastic packaging thermoformer in North America. The company offers a wide range of internship positions to students with business and supply chain majors. Read more

    + Bilco-Trumann is a manufacturer of window and door extrusions, hardware, and sealing systems used by window and door manufacturers for both residential and commercial markets. The company offers internship opportunities to students with engineering majors. Read more

    + Camfil Air Pollution Control develop and manufacture sustainable clean air solutions. Camfil APC is the award receiver of the 2016 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Finalist for the Handte Vortex. The company offers wide range of internship opportunities to wide range of majors. Read more

    + Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems. It is one of the most recognized names in conveyors and conveying accessories for over 60 years. The company offers internship positions to students with engineering management and other majors. Read more

    + Jetton General Contracting has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Time-tested and proven project delivery methods are designed to minimize the clients’ risk and maximize the return on every construction dollar that is invested. They offer a wide range of internship positions for engineering majors. Read more

    + Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. The company provides more than 2,000 brands ranging from global icons to local favorites. The multi-national company offers a wide range of job and internship opportunities to students with various majors. Read more

    + Nice Pack is the manufacturer of pre-moistened wipes that support healthy personal and environmental hygiene for people of all ages. The company provides internship positions to students with business and supply chain majors, based on the company’s requirements.  Read more

    + Post Consumer Brands is manufacturer of the American consumer cereal brand that provides a wide range of cereals inside and outside of the U.S. Post Consumer Brands offers internship opportunities to students with science, business, media, and publication majors. Read more

    + Robert Bosch GmbH, or Bosch, is a power tool manufacturer. It is a multi-national engineering and electronics company headquartered Germany. Every year the company provides internships focused on computer science and engineering majors. Read more

    + Southern Cast Products spans over four decades to help businesses by providing cutting-edge solutions including robo-molding, foundry, metallurgy, iron-casting and other custom moldings. The company provides internship opportunities to students with Engineering majors. Read more

    + Unilever is a Fortune 500 company that sells fast-moving consumer goods. Unilever owns over 400 brands and is the global leader in consumer goods and largest global producer of food spreads. They provide jobs and internship opportunities to business, science, and communication majors. Read more


    + NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital provides medical care services and treatments using high quality diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital offers potential opportunities to intern for students with a range of majors. Read more

    + St. Bernard’s Medical Center offers advanced technology and medical services across four centers including: Heart CareCancer TreatmentWomen's and Children's Services, and Senior Services. They offer internship opportunities to students with various degrees. Read More


    + Fairfield Inn & Suites is a Marriott Hotels property that offers everything travelers need for a comfortable and productive stay at a great value. Fairfield Inn & Suites offers internship opportunities to business majors and others who are interested in learning more about hospitality. Read more

    + Hilton Garden Inn is a contemporary premier hotel property that offers spacious guest rooms with complimentary facilities and customer services. Internship positions exist for students with business majors. Read more


    + El Centro Hispano is a community-based nonprofit organization serving the Latino community and all residents of surrounding Jonesboro, AR neighborhoods. With a mission is to provide community leadership that improves quality of life and supports youth enrichment. Internship opportunities exist for students with communication and social science majors. Read more

    + Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of nonprofit agencies and programs. This organization provides internship opportunities to those who are willing to give back to the community. Read more


    + Edward Jones Investments is a personal financial advising provider. Financial advisers work with clients to set and achieve their personal financial goals through investments. It is an active partner to offer internship opportunities for business majors. Read more

    + Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce works to make local businesses stronger and more successful through service, leadership, and economic development. In collaboration with A-State, Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce provides full-time job and internship opportunities to A-State scholars. Read more

    + Stephens Inc. Investments is a financial advisor, established in markets inside and outside of the United States. The Company provides job opportunities and internship positions to business majors. Read more

    + The City of Jonesboro Municipal Offices serve the principal city of Jonesboro in Northeast Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta. Jonesboro is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education and trade. The City of Jonesboro Municipal Offices offers internships to students with communication and public administration majors. Read more

    + Wells Fargo is a financial advisor that provides a full range of financial products and services, from helping select individual investments to developing a retirement plan. The company provides job opportunities and internship positions to business majors. Read more


    + CWL (City Water & Light) is a utility provider that offers Wastewater Research Lab electrical engineering opportunities for electrical engineering majors. Read more

    + Stuck Associates builds and designs properties and is certified by LEED-Silver, Visitor Center in Bossier City, LA. They provide internship positions for engineering majors. Read more

    + Ritter Communications is a leader among local independent communication providers, serving 57 communities and more than 45,000 customers in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. Their advanced business solutions are typically found only in major metropolitan areas. They offer internship opportunities to various majors. Read more

    + Thomas & Betts is the power house that provides power electricity for personal care appliances and industrial production machinery. Internships exist based on company requirements. Read more