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Andre B. Lacy School of Business

LSB Student Resources and Internships

Two Internships Required

Each business student completes two internships for academic credit. These internships give you valuable work experience and an advantage over the competition. While many business schools don't even require one internship, you'll graduate with experience and networking connections.

The Andre B. Lacy School of Business has a network of internship companies that expands every year, and a majority of our graduates attribute their first post-grad position to one of their internships.  

Important Information

  • Internships must be at least 240 hours
  • All internships must be approved by the Lacy School of Business
  • You must have 60 credit hours to complete an internship for credit, including at least 12 Lacy School credits at the 300-level or above.
  • You must have completed the first 300-level course in your major.
  • To receive credit you must complete LSB 401 or LSB 402, a three-credit-hour course
  • Grades are determined by class assignments and professionalism, which is partly based on employer evaluations
  • The Lacy School of Business has implemented recruitment guidelines for public accounting firms seeking to reach our Accounting students. To learn more, view these guidelines

Student Experiences

Interning at Aon this summer sparked my passion for risk management & insurance. As a Risk Intern, I was able to absorb knowledge from strong female leaders who gave me the hands-on experience necessary to propel my career. I look forward to being a catalyst in the shift towards a more inclusive industry. I am so fortunate that The Lacy School of Business provided me with the tools to maximize each internship to sculpt my career path.

                                                      —Amelia Wilkemeyer, ’21, Risk Management and Insurance Major

 

The focus on gaining real experience at Butler by requiring multiple internships has allowed me to seek greater opportunities. I have had countless conversations with recruiters and being able to mention my ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation experience or examples of real client deliverables sets myself apart from others. Networking becomes much easier and the ability to convey my technical and soft skills is seamless because of that real experience. I have worked for Republic Airways, MISO Energy, and the Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence, each with vastly different projects. I have accepted a full-time position with General Motors, and I cannot credit my internship experience enough for securing a great opportunity.

                                                      –Victor Aguilar, ’21, Finance and Management Information Systems Double Major 

Self-Assessments

Assessments such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment, Focus 2, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthFinders, and others help you learn more about yourself and offer insight in choosing a major or career path. Contact your career mentor for more information.

Exploration Resources

  • Handshake: Handshake is Butler’s career management tool that connects students and alumni with employers through online job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, career events, and more.  Students can access career resources, connect with their mentor, and apply for positions.
  • O*NET: Explore different occupations and find out detailed information including the job outlook, typical work tasks, required skills and abilities, education required, and typical wages.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find useful information about positions of interest including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, typical work tasks, and working conditions. 
  • Mergent Intellect:  Mergent Intellect provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
  • For more resources, visit the Internship & Career Services student resources page.

Dawgs to Dawgs Business Mentoring Program

Dawgs to Dawgs is a group of volunteer LSB seniors who share their knowledge, experience, and ideas with their peers. They advise underclassmen on personal and professional topics such as internships, job applications and interviews, study abroad, and time management. Students are directed to contact their Career Mentor directly to find their Dawgs to Dawgs mentor or reach out to Laura Burr at lburr@butler.edu to connect with another current mentor who has similar interests or aspirant experiences. Meetings can be scheduled to take place virtually or face-to-face.

Dawgs to Dawgs Peer Mentors 

Laura Burr - Finance and Economics Double Major 
Alea Rashid - International Business and Marketing Double Major 
Nate Hillebrand - MIS and Risk Management & Insurance Double Major 
Nick Owens - Accounting
Aaron Thompson - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Jordan Stewart Curet - Marketing and Digital Media Production Double Major