Careers and Internships

Careers and Internships

Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies Jobs

The breadth offered by the IBE major is reflected in the diverse career paths of graduates possible in the industrial, service, and academic sectors. Graduates typically enter the business side of technical companies in positions such as: technical/industrial sales, technical business/product development, technical support, junior-level product or brand management, production planning, operations analysis, operations/production managment, plant accounting in a technical firm or project management.

Who Hires IBE Majors?

Employers of recent Behrend IBE graduates include Volvo Groups, Donnelly Mechanical, FMC Technologies, Harris Corp., Exxon Mobil, Barrington Research, Logistics Plus, General Electric, Tenneco, and Covestro. 

Career Planning

Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for the classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and also take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center and by the Black School of Business’ Professional Development Program. You can do this beginning your first semester on campus.

Internships and Co-ops

Students in the School of Business can incorporate an internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.

If you are a student looking for more information on co-op and internship listings and how to apply, please contact your adviser or the Academic and Career Planning Center.