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Current Student Resources

From academic advising to internships, explore the resources and opportunities available to our current students for their academic and professional growth.

Undergraduate Career Workshops & Internship Resources

BUSN 460 Internship Course

To earn 3-units Upper Division Business elective credit submit the online application below.

Hear from Les Harman on why internships are so important. 

Additional Resources

Internship Requirements

Beginning with students in the 2021-22 catalog year, all students in the Business Administration degree program must complete an internship as part of their program requirements. This internship should be completed before your last semester in the program and may be completed either as a for-credit course (BUSN 460) or as an internship completed not for academic credit. In either case, the internship must meet minimum requirements and be approved.

If you would like to meet the internship requirement by completing the BUSN 460 course, then go to this page.

Steps for meeting the internship requirement outside of the BUSN 460 course:

  1. Review the requirements for an approved internship, as shown below. In order to ensure you meet the internship requirement, please do not start your internship until it has been approved!
  2. Search for and secure an Internship that meets the requirements. Resources to help you get an internship include: checking with your advisor, HandshakeCareer ServicesLinkedIn, friends/family. If you are unsure whether an internship will meet the requirements for approval, find time to connect with your academic advisor to discuss the opportunity.
  3. Fill out the internship application form.
  4. Upon completion of the internship, two deliverables are required in order to receive credit:
    1. Ask your internship supervisor to send an email to csb-internships@biola.edu that confirms your completion of the internship, documenting your start and end date and the total number of hours you spent on the job. Optionally, they may attach a letter of recommendation that describes your contribution to their organization.
    2. Include a page or section on your ePortfolio that describes your internship experience and reflects upon what you’ve learned. Send a link to this reflection to your advisor and to csb-internships@biola.edu.

Internship requirements

  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
  • We encourage students to do paid internships, as these are more likely to provide a better experience and enhance career prospects. Students are allowed to complete unpaid internships, but employers must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • The student must complete a minimum of six weeks and 90-135 total hours as part of the internship.
  • Finally, the internship must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Undergraduate Grants and Scholarships

NOTE: Students may only receive one Business scholarship per year.

Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Grant

The Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Grant is an annual grant award — typically $3,000–$5,000. Applications are accepted every spring semester. Check your Biola email for announcements. The criteria for the Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Grant includes the following:

  • FAFSA on file or confirmation of financial need with the Financial Aid Office
  • Must be a Junior or Senior in CSB (excluding graduating seniors)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must demonstrate strong character and leadership
  • Must be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the Crowell School of Business and Biola University.

Grant Application deadline: April 4, 2022

Recommendation Letter

Henry & Marjorie Warren Scholarship

Henry Warren, who died in September 1999, was chairman of Biola’s business department from 1977 to 1987. He began his career as a welder, and after returning to college following World War II, held a number of diverse positions, including vice president of ITT, founder of Flotech, presidential advisor, economist, and World Bank consultant. He is considered the “architect” of the School of Business, and provided many of the ideals and standards that we strive for in structuring our program today.

Applications are accepted every spring semester. Check your Biola email for announcements.

Requirements for application:

  • FAFSA on file or confirmation of financial need with the Financial Aid Office
  • Junior or returning Senior
  • Full acceptance into the Crowell School of Business
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

You must include a completed application, an essay, a resume, a letter of recommendation and a faculty evaluation.

Application deadline: April 4, 2022

Faculty Evaluation Form (Send this link to the professor who will be completing your evaluation.)

Recommendation Letter

Horace and Dot Felkins Scholarship

Horace and Dot Felkins were raised in the Hills of Arkansas. Born to poor families, Horace’s father was a plumber and Horace learned the trade at an early age. Several members of the Felkins Family came to know the Lord at a traveling revival meeting in the area, and eventually the entire family came to know the Lord.

Horace and Dot felt compelled to start a scholarship fund as God has blessed them so mightily through their business and investments. They chose a business education because of the difference it can make, and they chose Biola because of the impact that the university has had in the lives of many people they know.

Applications are accepted every spring semester. Check your Biola email for announcements.

Requirements for application:

  • FAFSA on file or confirmation of financial need with the Financial Aid Office
  • Junior or returning Senior
  • Full acceptance into the Crowell School of Business
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

You must include a completed application, an essay, a resume, a letter of recommendation and a faculty evaluation.

Application deadline: April 4, 2022

Faculty Evaluation Form (Send this link to the professor who will be completing your evaluation.)

Recommendation Letter

Cheatham Family Foundation Grant

The Cheatham Family Foundation Grant is an annual grant award -- typically $5000. Applications are accepted every spring semester. Check your Biola email for announcements. The criteria for the Cheatham Family Foundation Grant includes the following:

  • FAFSA on file or confirmation of financial need with the Financial Aid Office
  • Must be a Junior or Senior in CSB (excluding graduating seniors)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must demonstrate strong character and leadership
  • Must be committed to the mission, vision and values of the Crowell School of Business and Biola University

Grant Application deadline: April 4, 2022

Recommendation Letter

Graduate Grants and Scholarships

Learn more about the scholarships and loans available for graduate students in the Crowell School of Business.

View Graduate Financial Aid Opportunities


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Biola Accounting Society

Explore the Biola Accounting Society, a career-oriented club where students focus on networking with accounting professionals, career preparation and social engagement.

Biola Financial Planning Association

Explore the Biola Financial Planning Association, a career-oriented club that gives students interested in the financial services industry opportunities to network with firms, alumni and peers, manage real funds in a student investment fund and offer peer-to-peer financial coaching to students.

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