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Career Advancement and 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

    Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce works to make local businesses stronger and more successful through service, leadership and economic development.

    Ritter Communications serves 57 communities and more than 45,000 customers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri with advanced business solutions typically found only in major metropolitan areas.

    Optus Inc. offers simplified, flexible solutions to the communications challenges facing the largest organizations.

    St. Bernard’s Medical Center is the healthcare destination for families in Jonesboro and the surrounding areas.

    Edward Jones Investments is a personal financial advising provider. Financial advisers work with clients to set and achieve their personal financial goals through investments.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites is a Marriott Hotels property that offers everything travelers need for a comfortable and productive stay at a great value.

    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.

    The City of Jonesboro Municipal Offices – The City of Jonesboro is the principal city in northeast Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta.  It is the fifth most populous city in the state.  Jonesboro is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education and trade.

    Jetton General Contracting has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.  Time tested and proven project delivery methods are designed to minimize clients’ risk and maximize the return on every construction dollar that is invested.

    Hilton Garden Inn is a contemporary premier hotel property that offers spacious guest rooms with complimentary WIFI, microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms, indoor heated pool and whirlpool.  With 4,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and banquet space, Hilton Garden Inn is a first class destination for conferences, training seminars and social events.