Lawrence University's most popular and multi-faceted career community. Explore the wide world of Business and the exciting world of Entrepreneurship in this career community.

Business is a broad term encompassing careers in consulting, finance, banking, real estate, hospitality and service management, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, retail, insurance, finance, and many other sectors. Entrepreneurship also encompasses a wide range of careers, but generally refers to identifying a need and starting a business or enterprise to fill that void. Roles in a “start-up” environment can span many industries and job functions.  A common factor in entrepreneurial careers is fast-paced, ambiguous environments where you move rapidly from idea to action. 


  • Accounting
  • Advertising, PR & Marketing
  • Aerospace
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Automotive
  • Commercial Banking & Credit
  • Computer Networking
  • Construction
  • CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Defense
  • Design
  • Electronic & Computer Hardware
  • Farming, Ranching and Fishing
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Accommodation
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • Internet & Software
  • Investment / Portfolio Managemen...
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism, Media & Publishing
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing - Other
  • Medical Devices
  • Movies, TV, Music
  • NGO
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Agriculture
  • Other Education
  • Performing and Fine Arts
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants & Food Service
  • Retail Stores
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Utilities and Renewable Energy
  • Wholesale Trade

Your passion for business can start right in the classroom at Lawrence! The liberal arts can prepare you for a variety of fields regardless of your major. Below is a list of academic pages whose curriculum can help your intellectual development as you prepare for life after Lawrence in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.

M = Major, m = Minor, P = Pre-professional Program, IA = Interdisciplinary area, CD = Cooperative Degree Program

For more information on symbols indicating types of study, visit Lawrence's Academics page

 

Previous Internships Sites

Links open in Lawrence Link; login is required.

Learn more about Internships.

Student Organizations.

Learn, experience, and give back.

  • Lawrence University Club of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (LUCIE)
  • Makerspace Club
  • Rabbit Gallery
See Lawrence's Directory of Student Organizations.


Professional Associations

Professional associations are a great source of field-specific information, career path ideas, and networking contacts; below are some examples:

Alumni Contacts

These alumni are available for informational interviews.

Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to learn more about informational interviews or to identify more alumni.

Events and Experiences

Mid-Term Reading Period Trek
All majors are welcome to participate in this networking and immersion trip to Chicago with Lawrence alumni and other connections!
Timeframe: Fall Reading Period

The Pitch
The Pitch is a startup business pitch competition among college student teams in NE Wisconsin.
Timeframe: April

LU Research Fellows
As a Lawrence University Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to participate in student-faculty collaborative research, whether it’s with our professors here on campus or with one of our collaborating off-campus programs around the world.
Deadline: Mid-February
Shadow Silicon Valley Trek
Get an insider’s view into the ecosystem of Silicon Valley. Previous employers visited have included Facebook, Google and Airbnb among other networking stops and events. For more information, contact Mandy Netzel.
Timeframe: Spring Break

Volunteer
List, find and record volunteer opportunities on Lawrence GivePulse.
Timeframe: Year round

students at the pitch

Funding

Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact The Office of Career, Life, and Community Engagement or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.

 

Perille Fund for Life after Lawrence
Established in 2017 by Amy Lind Perille ’80 and Robert Perille ’80, this fund supports the university’s efforts to prepare students for Life after Lawrence by helping them expand their understanding of how to successfully engage with career opportunities. Grateful for their liberal arts experiences, they are dedicated to helping build a brighter future for Lawrence. In addition to establishing the Perille Fund for Life After Lawrence, Bob and Amy are outstanding leaders within the Lawrence community. Bob has served as an admissions volunteer, a mentor for students, a class agent, an active volunteer for the More Light! campaign and a member of the President’s Advisory Council. He remains deeply involved as a member of the Board of Trustees and the steering committee for the current comprehensive campaign. Amy and Bob serve as Giving Day volunteers and game changers.

Jonathan Bauer ’83 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
Established in 2012 by Jonathan Bauer ’83, this fund supports programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields. Jonathan graduated from Lawrence after pursuing a major in economics and an interdisciplinary minor in computer science.  He later earned his master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. In 2003, Jonathan was awarded the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D ’18 Outstanding Service to Lawrence Award.  He has hosted Lawrence students interested in consulting at the Deloitte office in Milwaukee and has also participated in the Lawrence Scholars in Business program.