Internships and Other Field Opportunities
An important part of your education is the opportunity to see how concepts and skills learned in classes can be applied in field settings outside the classroom. The business department’s programs include:
  • The opportunity to convert job experiences in a wide variety of settings into supervised internships, in which you earn credit for demonstrating your ability to apply concepts and skills. Examples of such recent internships include: 
    • A student who had a position in a local bank and used that opportunity to learn about and prepare analyses of the bank’s marketing and management plans.
    • A student who had a position with a local sports team and used that opportunity to learn about and prepare analyses of the team’s operations and marketing. 
    • A student who had a position with a local accounting firm and used that opportunity to see how accounting and management concepts and skills were used in an operational setting.
  • The opportunity in selected classes to do field projects in which skills are used to provide direct service to a client. For example, students in a research class have done marketing surveys for organizations in the Mitchell area. Students in a sports management class have organized an annual DWU Pro Showcase which enables top college senior basketball players to demonstrate their talents to professional scouts. 
  • A required senior capstone course in which student teams study all aspects of the operation of a local business or nonprofit organization. More than 50 such organizations have been studied in recent years.
  • The opportunity to participate in international travel experiences which broaden your understanding of the environment in which your career will unfold. In recent years students have traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
  • Courses are taught by faculty who have nonacademic job experiences which enable them to help you to understand how concepts and skills learned in class can be applied in a wide variety of settings. The range of these experiences is reflected in the faculty biographies. 
  • The opportunity to interact with visiting alumni and other speakers at public conferences and in classes.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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