Business and Economics Department Events

Don't Miss These Department Events!

Business and economics majors are welcome to join us for any of the following events. Don't miss out on these chances to connect with your fellow majors and faculty.

Weekly Meal and Lecture

Dinner at the Ewerts
Students have dinner at the Ewert's

For the last 40 years, Dr. Norm Ewert, professor of business and economics emeritus, and his wife, Dr. Sharon Coolidge ’72, chair of English, have hosted students for a weekly meal and lecture. Speakers have included: Jonathan Bonk, author of Missions and Money; Jon Halverson ’89, vice president of Land O’ Lakes, Inc.’s International Development Department Division; and David Zac Niringiye, the Church of Uganda's retired assistant bishop of Kampala. Check with the department to find out when the next dinner is happening: business.economics@wheaton.edu

Mock Interviews

Bill Lesner, vice president with Project World Impact and a business consultant who retired from a 37-year career with General Motors, helps students make outstanding impressions on potential employers. He estimates he has interviewed, counseled, or mentored more than 400 students in six years. "The goal is not just to practice interviewing, but to teach a process of interview preparation." For instance, he teaches a specific way to answer the common icebreaker, "Tell me about yourself," in such a way that it sets the tone for the entire interview. Check with the department for more information about mock interview schedules: business.economics@wheaton.edu

Financial Literacy Event: Integrate 2023

Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging, and Robin John, Founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management
Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging, and Robin John, Founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management

For three days (April 13 - 15, 2023), Center for Faith and Innovation (CFI) held its annual Integrate Conference at Wheaton College in partnership with the Business and Economics Department.  This event is tailored to Wheaton College students who are starting to develop their career paths after graduation.  It included several guest speakers and breakout sessions covering topics such as budgeting, credit score management, student loans, debt, taxes and investing. Guest speakers included:  Dave Evans (Author, Professor, and NYT Bestselling Author), Alan Barnhart (CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging) and Robin John (Founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management).

Other Events

  • Presentations by leaders in the fields of business and economics
  • Gatherings, hosted by female faculty, for women in the B/EC and Economics majors
  • Open house receptions and a department Christmas party
  • ThunderPitch: Wheaton's version of Shark Tank

Contact the Business and Economics Department

Need assistance? Have a question? Want more information about department activities and opportunities? 630.752.5035 | business.economics@wheaton.edu