There are many opportunities available to students in our department for personal and professional growth.
Students in either the Economics or the Business/Economics major may earn academic credit for work experience. Students may earn between 1 and 4 hours of academic credit; each hour of credit means 40 hours of work with the internship organization. Learn more about Internships.
Contests and Awards
The Business and Economics department offers various contests and awards during the school year. Learn more about Contests and Awards.
As part of Dr. Min-Dong Paul Lee’s Principles of Management course, students seek out a mentor, and then blog about what they learn. Learn more about Mentoring.
Wheaton College offers a variety of study abroad opportunities, including the FPE Abroad international study program, which allows students to earn eight credit hours in business and economics and/or international relations courses while studying the interaction of political and economic policy, the effects of globalization on human flourishing, and the economic well being of countries. Learn more about Study Abroad.
Beyond the classroom, these organizations offer students a chance to cultivate their interest in business and economics - and have some fun! Learn more about Clubs.
The Honors Program at Wheaton College offers eligible students advanced independent work, which culminates in a senior thesis and an Honors designation on the transcript and in the graduation program. Learn more about the Honors Program.
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.
Pi Gamma Mu
Eligible students (top 35% of class; Junior or Senior; 20 hours of social science courses) can apply to Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest interdisciplinary social science honor society. The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the Social Sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas, including Wheaton College’s Eta chapter.