For over a decade, La Salle’s Business Scholars Co-Op Program (BSCP) has provided its students with real-world experience at top companies, combined with rigorous and ethical Lasallian learning, while still attaining a degree in four years—setting the program apart from any others of its kind. In La Salle’s BSCP, students work in their chosen field for up to 12 months, giving them on-the-job experience before graduation that not only prepares them for today’s business environment, but also for tomorrow’s business challenges.
We are looking for students who are leaders both inside and outside the classroom. The Business Scholars Co-op Program follows a rigorous schedule, as outlined in the Academic/Work Term Sequence.
Summers are spent either taking courses or working at a co-op job. Therefore, scholars are highly motivated, active, and engaged students who excel academically and are hungry to dive into an education that provides for experiential learning.
Scholars will generally possess:
The application process may include candidate interviews by the Business Scholars Co-op Program Director.
Once accepted into the program, studentscan major in one of the seven academic programs: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Management and Leadership, Business Systems and Analytics, or Marketing.
At La Salle, we don’t believe in mass producing business school graduates; we believe that each student’s academic career is unique. In support of this value, our Business Scholars Co-op Program’s Director mentors each of the participating students, working with them closely in an adviser role and offering guidance throughout their time at La Salle University.
La Salle’s Business Scholars Co-op Program uniquely combines real world experience in two co-op work opportunities with its progressive business curriculum, while enabling the students to graduate in four years. The students who participate in the program are driven, hard-working and motivated, and hiring them through the co-op program gives our corporate partners a chance to develop a relationship with our best and brightest before graduation!
As one of our partners stated after working with La Salle Co-op Scholars, “When evaluating candidates, I seek out students who reflect values similar to those of my firm, including teamwork and leadership. The La Salle Business Co-op Scholars students not only demonstrate these qualities, but they are also extremely hard-working and dedicated. These students understand the value of investing in both themselves and in their employer to build a mutually beneficial relationship and a highly successful career. I am thrilled to give these students the opportunity to thrive at my firm.” – AmyLynn Flood, ’95, Partner at PwC
Students chosen for this selective program are the next generation of Lasallian business leaders. They are recruited based upon their superior academic achievements (SAT of 1200 or higher, G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher, graduating in the top quartile of their class) and their demonstrated leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. The application process includes interviews and selection by the Business Scholars Co-op Committee.
If you are interested in bringing one of our La Salle Business Co-op Scholars into your organization, please contact us.