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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

My internships with Delta Faucet Company in Indianapolis and in Shanghai offered me the ability to learn more about how corporate businesses operate internationally. I had the opportunity to help Delta Faucet plan for one of the largest Kitchen and Bath Trade Shows in China and served as a liaison in developing Delta Faucet-China's first ever price book, which was a very neat process. I traveled all around the cities of Shanghai and Beijing with my Butler peers interning within the city as well and had the experience of a lifetime. I expressed my interest in interning abroad in Shanghai with Delta Faucet Company, and the University took a special interest in me and made it happen with my current employer. If it wasn't for Butler, this tremendous opportunity would not have existed.

                                                      —Jordan Cohen, ’16, Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Major

 

The Lacy School of Business prepared me so well for my internship with the Johnson & Johnson Target team that I was already taking on projects that full-time business analysts typically do. Working alongside directors and vice presidents, I got to use my critical thinking skills and make real business decisions. My internship with Johnson & Johnson helped me to define my career path.

                                                      – Casandra Tinoco, ’16, International Business and Marketing 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 the Dawgs to Dawgs LinkedIn page to search for current mentors who have similar interests or aspirant experiences and are advised to schedule meetings with peer-mentors via LinkedIn messaging or email. Meetings may take place virtually or face-to-face.