CaPS Signature Offerings
The CaPS office has created a variety of programs exclusive to Butler University. Learn more about each offering below.
CaPS Signature Offerings
Visiting a city is a great way to know if you want to live there. Each year, the CaPS office leads a group of sophomore, junior, and senior students on trips to Detroit, Chicago, and New York. During these visits, you will learn from alumni about living in the location and tour some outstanding companies. Recent visits have included GM, Ford Field, Google, Walgreens, EY, NBC Universal, and Abbott. Detroit and Chicago Treks currently leave during Fall Break and the New York Trek coincides with the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament in March. Most expenses are paid thanks to donors. Watch for emails and marketing about Treks.
Coordinated by Career and Professional Success, the Indy Summer Experience (ISE) is a program for students that gives you the chance to work and play in the great city of Indianapolis:
- Secure and complete an internship (or similar professional experience) with a local organization during the day
- Take part in social and cultural events in the evenings
ISE affords you the opportunity to make connections with employers, have fun around town, and spend the summer with your friends.
Schedule an appointment with ISE Coordinator and Career Advisor Katie Eisenhauer through Butler’s online employment portal, Handshake.
Stay tuned for 2024 information.
When asked about the biggest takeaways from an event, one participant said:
NETWORKING!! Also, stay in Indy! I liked talking to Katja because she was telling me about all of the incredible places she gets to travel for her job (LA, San Fran, etc). It made me reconsider my plans to move out-of-state after graduation (and I genuinely mean that).
I’ve been able to reconnect with so many people…Thanks again for all your work with ISE—it definitely proved to be one of the most professionally impactful experiences I had at Butler
For incoming first-year students, this staff-led Welcome Week program takes you off campus with an all-access pass to Indy’s cultural, professional, and natural hot spots. You’ll meet young professionals and seasoned leaders working in nonprofit, private, and government businesses that define and are connected to our city’s vibrant downtown. You’ll also enjoy sit-down dinners and networking parties with Butler alumni and diverse local professionals.
Begin to envision how you can put your personal passions and academic interests into action on campus, in the city, and beyond.
BlueWork is Butler University’s new platform that connects students and employers for short-term, project-based work opportunities without the need for employers to hire an intern or full-time employee.
Our mission is to boldly innovate to increase Butler University’s impact by connecting employers with talented students to strengthen the needs of organizations while exposing learners to diverse project-based work experiences that enhance their academic education.
Fulfilling the Core Curriculum’s Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR), this experiential course pairs the liberal arts with business fundamentals and synthesizes them in pursuit of understanding and addressing community challenges. The course provides tools that promote self-reflection, leadership growth, and career development. Through case studies, meetings with Indianapolis leaders from nonprofit, for-profit, and government entities, as well as cultural outings into the city, experiences in and out of the classroom will encourage you to think critically about yourself as part of organizational and community systems. This course is intended for juniors and seniors. It’s offered in the spring.
This course is designed to teach lifelong career planning skills critical to a smooth and successful transition to the workplace. Assignments include resume composition, practice interviews, and career research. Additionally, students will learn to navigate challenges, while working toward independent career goals. This course is intended for juniors and seniors.
Butler offers career advisors are here to support you. The career advisors act as a liaison to specific colleges, but you are welcome to meet with any of them.
As a member of the BIG EAST Conference, Butler students can take advantage of networking with alumni from all 11 schools at this event held each year at Madison Square Garden during the men’s basketball tourney. This event has a focus on those interested in the sports and media industry, however, anyone can attend. The networking opportunity is one of the events of the NYC Trek. Approximately 200 students from all Big East schools and over 30 alumni working in the sports and media industry attend.