Summary: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Paula Cobler
Aug. 8, 2011
LOCAL EMPLOYERS SOUGHT FOR UH SYSTEM BUSINESS STUDENT
HOUSTON Fort Bend County businesses will benefit this fall from a new internship program for bachelor's
and master's students taking online and face-to-face classes at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land
and the UH System at Cinco Ranch.
"An employer who uses the internship program will get a dedicated, hard-working and cost-effective employee
to assist in accomplishing the business's goals," said Ron Salazar, an associate professor of business who
teaches at the UH System at Sugar Land. "In addition, the internship will give the student an opportunity to gain
practical and valuable work experience, apply skills and knowledge learned in school, and gain exposure to jobs
Junior and senior business majors, as well as graduate business students, will be eligible for the program.
The employee's salary will be the only cost to the business. Salazar still is researching pay rates for similar
internship programs and will work with employers to determine internship salaries. Pay factors include student
experience and the size of the company. Stipends paid to student interns can be made all at once or in equal
installments throughout the work period.