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Get a Hands-On, Practical Education


Gain Experiential Knowledge and Skills

Discover real-world applications of business concepts through a semester or year abroad, internships, and site visits to local businesses. You’ll also gain first-hand, practical knowledge in the classroom through guest speakers, case studies and simulations. Our experiential learning model empowers you to:

  • Develop creative, effective solutions to tough business challenges
  • Balance business theory with practical application
  • Build connections with professionals working in your field
  • Thrive in today’s competitive landscape
of our business majors have an applied learning experience

Experiential Learning Prepares You to Succeed

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Gain practical work experience through internships during your time at St. Thomas. Our Career Development staff can help you find internship opportunities that match your areas of interest and career goals.

Companies that seek St. Thomas interns include 3M, Target, UnitedHealth, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, CBRE, U.S. Bancorp, Best Buy, Minnesota Twins Wells Fargo, Andersen Windows, Fairview Health, Ecolab, Ameriprise Financial and Thomson Reuters.

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Clubs & Organizations

Take part in real-world projects and learning opportunities, and practice your leadership and teamwork skills in a student club. Join the Entrepreneurship Society, LEAD (Leaders Engaging in Active Development), or another of our many clubs.

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Study Abroad

Gain a global perspective by studying abroad for a week, month, a semester, or a year. Our London Business Semester gives you the chance to earn required credits and complete your community service, while experiencing a new city and business landscape. The Shanghai Business Semester also includes an internship experience. Or, choose from dozens of other destinations and courses of international study.

Explore Study Abroad Programs