Kathy Barnett, Ph.D. with Loyola University New Orleans, College of Business. Dr. Barnett serves as the internship coordinator for the college working with about 100 students a year on their internship experiences. She is the faculty advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi and also serves as an interim assistant dean for the college.
Internships give students a chance to explore their chosen fields, as well as allow them to pursue specialized business topics in a professional setting. Work sites vary from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations, in New Orleans and around the country. During their junior or senior year, they’re required to spend between 120 and 150 hours at a job site.