Program Criteria

Students who are interested in participating in the Industry Immersion Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be on track to complete at least 61 earned credit hours by fall semester (will be/are junior status when program begins)
  • Not enroll in an activity that prevents the student from completing the one-year program commitment
  • Fisher applicants, must officially be admitted into the business major program by fall semester when program begins

Participation Benefits

Student who participate in the Industry Immersion Program will...

  • Receive 3 graded credits each semester for a total of 6 credit hours.  
  • Participate on real world company partner projects. 
  • Have unique opportunity to interact with Industry Leaders as guest speakers and via company site visits
  • All participants receive professional headshots and opportunity to participate in various professional development workshops
  • Travel to major metropolitan city to network with companies
  • Travel internationally with fellow immersion students and become familiar with specific industry abroad. 

Program Expectations

Active Participation
Students are expected to actively participate in co-curricular opportunities to enhance their professional development, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Engage with Industry Partners
Active participation is expected of every Industry Immersion student. Company executives take time to guide students throughout projects and enlighten Industry Immersion students. Active participation is expected of every Industry Immersion student.

Dress for Success
Business casual attire is required of all students, unless notified otherwise.

One-Year Program Commitment
Enrolling in activities that hinder the completion of the program is strongly discouraged. Students who are accepted should not enroll in an outside activity that would prevent you from completing both semesters of class (e.g. internship/study abroad).


Honors Contract

The Honors Contract through the Industry Immersion Program offers students the opportunity to tailor their honors experience by completing a minor or secondary concentration outside business and selecting an industry for in-depth study. Sophomore honors students are selected to participate in a two-year engagement with an Industry Immersion, author and present an industry research report, and lead a team through a real-world project. Each year, up to 10 honor students are selected for each Industry Immersion.
Students who successfully complete this program will graduate with “Honors in Business Administration” and “Research Distinction” diploma designations.

For more information about Honors Contract through the Industry Immersion Program, visit the Honors Contract page.

Honors Contract Through Industry Immersion