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Real World Learning
We believe that an education is the sum total of many experiences –
in and out of the traditional classroom. By cultivating your intellectual curiosity in unexpected ways, we prepare you for whatever the future brings. We offer a curriculum that is a contemporary blend of theory and real-world practice, reflecting the central Lasallian value of learning by doing.
Co-ops and Internships
Participating in a co-op or internship is not just something we encourage in the School of Business; it is deeply rooted in the heritage of the Christian Brothers and is part of the Lasallian mission that links theory and practice. Co-op and internship education enhances a student’s academic training with practical experience.
Our Business Scholars Co-op Program, for example, is an innovative program for motivated students who want to complete two co-ops and still graduate in four years.
Our students have been placed in co-op, internships, or full-time positions in companies and organizations throughout the region and the country. These include: Disney Studios, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, the Philadelphia Zoo, Vanguard, Subaru, and The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Case competitions offer unique hands-on insight into what it really takes to get a job done or a project launched in today’s business environment. Our teams have travelled around the country to participate in high-stakes business problem-solving competitions. In collaboration with major global corporations and other universities, the competitions foster team building, provide real-world experience, and allow students to develop their professional communication skills. Of course, the networking opportunities are invaluable.
Executives on Campus
For the past five years, well over 200 alumni of La Salle have actively participated in the education of our students through our Executives on Campus program. Alumni business leaders join us on campus for a day of networking, interaction, learning, and mentoring.
Bankers’ Day Program
Sponsored by Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving collegiate business programs, Bankers’ Day gives undergrads an opportunity to put together a business plan to present to alumni and graduate students. Based on how well the teams present their plan and field questions, the “bankers” determine whether the plan is strong enough to warrant real-world funding.