Laura Penza - Accounting InternUF Intern Laura Penza poses with Cooper CEO, Roy Armes​

Financial accounting major Laura Penza is spending her summer working at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company’s headquarters in Findlay, Ohio. The focus of Laura’s internship is to gain experience with internal audits.  She is responsible for planning and performing operational, financial, and compliance internal audits; performing Sarbanes Oxley controls testing; and providing support for an external audit.

Laura explained what she hopes to learn at Cooper: “In audit, you are able to see so many different sides of the business. With this internship, I hope to be able to learn more about the different departments in the corporation and get a better understanding of what their purpose is and how they function. I have the opportunity to work with both internal and external auditors, which really gives me a good perspective if auditing is something I would like to do after I graduate.”

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It is recommended that students begin building strong resumes ​through meaningful experiences prior to graduation.


For students in The University of Findlay’s College of Business, learning extends beyond the traditional classroom setting. Department faculty are also active advocates of students gaining internship experiences. Faculty members serve as liaisons between students and institutions to assist with the coordination of internship opportunities.

​Benefits from internship/co-op experience include:

  • Acquire practical, hands-on experience

Earn academic credit that may count toward your degree program

  • Create a network of professional contacts, mentors and references

Gain interview experience

  • Experience that will enhance résumé

  • Validate career decisions

May offer experiences such as cultural or living in a larger metropolitan location

Increase marketability/value to potential employers–they often look at interns first to fill positions

The department strongly encourages students to broaden their perspective and understanding of the theories of business.  One way this can be accomplished is by participating in overseas internship programs.


Department faculty have led trips to Switzerland to study international business, to Japan and China to study business culture, and to various cities throughout the United States for intimate, in-depth, week long conferences and co-ops.

In addition to these international opportunities, the College of Business at The University of Findlay offers a range of hands-on learning experiences​ that are closer to campus.  There are many internship opportunities at area organizations such as Dana Corporation, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Marathon Oil Company and Whirlpool Corporation.



Purple Briefcase  - As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance employment services to students, the Office of Internship and Placement has implemented a FREE online registration service.  Once registered, you have 24/7 access to internship postings. 

Job Fairs - Please view our Calendar of Events for upcoming events. 

On-Campus Interviews - Watch for emails notifying you of the interviews.

Please contact the office of Internship and Placement​ for your required forms and additional information by calling 800-472-9502 or speak with a faculty member.​​