Marian University’s Byrum School of Business Named #1 for Internships

by News Release | Feb 28, 2024

100 percent of Clark H. Byrum School of Business students complete an industry-specific internship before graduating 

According to Poets&Quants, Marian University is #1 for Internships for the fourth consecutive year with 100 percent of 2023 graduates having at least one industry-specific internship before graduating, solidifying the university's commitment to experiential learning.  “The Byrum School of Business centers around experiential learning,” said Greg Rawski, Ph.D., dean of the Byrum School of Business. “From 100 to 300 level courses, students are continuously exposed to real-world business scenarios and professional development opportunities.”  Marian University’s career development office, The Exchange, named four consecutive years as a Career Development College of Distinction, highlights a 98 percent employment rate for Byrum School of Business graduates in the Class of 2023. Impressively, nearly half, 43 percent, of these graduates attribute their success to internships as their ultimate job source. 

According to Yahoo Finance, Byrum School of Business graduates reported an annual salary of $58,144, surpassing the average starting salary of Indiana bachelor's degree graduates by 12 percent. With Marian’s Indianapolis location, students have access to participate in internships year-round and gain an advantage by being located minutes from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. Marian students participate in paid internships at EY, Amazon, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Eli Lilly and Company, First Merchants Bank, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and more.  

Junior accounting major Macie Hadley ’25 shared, “Attending college in Indianapolis opened the door for countless opportunities, including securing an internship at EY! At EY, I’ve had the chance to work directly with the client, travel to various locations, and gain knowledge on what a full-time position in public accounting would look like. My professors and the staff at Marian did an excellent job of preparing me to take on this internship.” 

To secure an internship, students participate in events hosted by The Exchange, such as career fairs, employer meet and greets, interview days, and dining etiquette courses. Students frequently make use of individual appointments and open office hours with the career development staff, as well as self-service access to their free professional clothing closet. 

“The Exchange works with every single Byrum School of Business student throughout their time Marian, and we see many come back as alumni – some to continue utilizing our services, but even more who want to give back to their alma mater by being a resource to current students,” said Jenny Morris, executive director of The Exchange. “We get to know the students, help them discern and articulate their personal career goals, and connect them with events, resources, and contacts to help secure one or more internships and a career after graduation.”  

In 2024, the Byrum School of Business ranked #11 among the best Catholic undergraduate business schools and achieved an overall ranking of #60 by Poets&Quants, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news. The full announcement can be found here.  


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