Ryan Ward got back from California a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t a pleasure trip to Disneyland or Hollywood. He was crunching numbers, digging through spreadsheets, consulting financial records. His trip to the West Coast came as a result of an internship Ward landed through the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the UTC College of Business.
Working downtown in a swanky office certainly has its perks, but sitting still is not one of them. As UTC students found out this summer, interning for some of Chattanooga’s premier companies means becoming part of a team of professionals and gaining practical real world experience.
This summer, several UTC students are trading classes for internships, choosing to learn outside the traditional campus environment at area businesses like the Chattanooga Zoo and 105.1 FM, ESPN radio in Chattanooga.