Experiential Learning Opportunities in Economics & Management Studies
Experiential learning opportunities are key when investigating careers in economics or management studies, whether internships, job shadows, or informational interviews. Below is a list of locations where St. Olaf Economics and Management Studies students have completed experiential learning activities since 2000. Use this list to get started and to spark your creativity – there are numerous organizations not mentioned here that may also offer opportunities!
Categories of organizations include:
- Banks/Credit Card Companies
- Consulting Firms
- Entertainment/Hospitality Services
- Financial Organizations
- Northfield-based Organizations (Small For- and Non-Profit Organizations; Entrepreneurial)
- Real Estate
- Sports/Athletic Organizations
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- American Express – Variety of positions available for undergraduates & recent grads.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – Variety of internships.
- First Bank – Locations in Colorado, California, & Arizona.
- Wells Fargo Financial – Variety of full-time & summer internship opportunities in Minneapolis, MN.
- Airport and Aviation Professionals – National aviation consulting firm.
- Bahama Consulting– Located in Inver Grove, MN.
- Carlson Companies – Global group of integrated companies providing travel, hotel, restaurant, cruise, & marketing services to consumers & corporations.
- Dain Rauscher – Financial consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN.
- Norconsult – Consulting engineering and management company located across the country.
- Osborne Hicks, LLC – CPAs, consultants, & advisors.
- Waterman Group – Engineering and environmental consulting firm.
- Bishops Bay Country Club – Located in Middleton, WI.
- Bunim/Murray Productions – Television production company offering business administration, accounting & finance internships.
- Cognicity – Entertainment organization located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Kocina Marketing Companies – Media relation & web development organization based in Minneapolis, MN.
- Pachyderm Studios, Inc. – Recording studio located in Cannon Falls, MN.
- Riverview Country Club – Located in Appleton , MN .
- Sheraton Hotels – Professional development & hotel operations internships.
- Stages Theatre Company – Educational theatre company located in Hopkins, MN.
- AgStar Financial Services – Agriculture-based financial service provider in the Midwest.
- All Star Financial – Money management firm in Minneapolis, MN.
- American Marine Advisors – Transportation merchant banking firm in New York City.
- Athena Capital Partners, Inc. – Corporate financial service provider in Oldsmar, FL.
- Carlson Capital Management – Independent financial planning and advisory firm in Northfield, MN.
- The Carlyle Group – Investor services internships located in Washington, D.C.
- EBF & Associates – Private investment firm in Minnetonka, MN.
- Meristem – Liability company in Minnetonka, MN.
- Northstar Resource Group – Financial service provider in Minneapolis, MN.
- Northwestern Mutual – Financial representative internship in Edina, MN.
- OppenheimerFunds – Asset management company in New York City.
- Sealed Bid Marketing Inc. – Mergers & acquisitions firm.
- TCM Financial – Nationwide debt collection agency located in Los Angeles, CA.
- Think Equity Partners – Asset & wealth management organization located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans – Financial product and service organization.
- UBS Financial Services, Inc. – Global financial firm with locations across the country.
- US Bancorp Piper Jaffray – Financial agency located in Edina, MN.
- Allina Hospitals & Clinics – Network of hospitals, clinics, & health services offering opportunities in healthcare management.
- Heartland Medical – Marketing/business internships located in Little Falls, MN.
- Lifestyle Management – Corporation dedicated to providing preventive health care programs & corporate fitness management.
- American Red Cross, Twin Cities – Communications, marketing, & administration internships.
- ECLOF – Ecumenical microfinance institution located in the Dominican Republic.
- Make-a-Wish Foundation – Wish-granting organization with locations across e country.
- MN Advocates for Human Rights – Non-governmental 501 organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of international human rights.
- Cannon Valley Psychological Association – Financial/accounting internships located in Northfield, MN.
- I.D. Insight – Industry assessment and risk management firm located in Northfield, MN.
- Latino Enterprise Center – Program of Main Street Project of Minneapolis; Northfield-based organization supporting Latinos in small business and economic development.
- Latsa Company – Health promotion & disease prevention organization located in Northfield, MN.
- Northfield City Government
- Northfield Enterprise Center – Organization assisting businesses with business planning, financial modeling, & sustained growth support.
- ReNew Northfield – Ecologically friendly construction company in Northfield, MN.
- Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions – Organization focused on the development, finance, & leasing of medical offices located in Minneapolis, MN.
- NAI Welsh – Leader in the Midwest commercial real estate industry.
- The Buckle, Inc. – Clothing store chain located across the nation.
- General Mills – Marketing, finance, operations, and information systems internships.
- Macy's Clothing Store – Accounting/finance, logistics mgmt., & store management internships available across the nation.
- McDonald's Corporation – Leading global foodservice provider.
- Midway Container, Inc. – Metal, fiber, & plastic container distributor in St. Paul, MN.
- Nash Finch Company – Wholesale food distributor located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Radio Shack – Various internship opportunities.
- Seneca Foods Corporation – Independent, publicly traded, food processing company located in Montgomery, MN.
- SuperValu – Grocery retail and distribution agency located in
- Target Corporation – Each year Target Corporation offers a variety of internship opportunities in the areas of merchandising, technology services, and stores operations.
- Minnesota Ripknees (American Basketball Association) – Minor-league professional basketball franchise.
- Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx – Sales & marketing internships
- Albert Lea Economic Development Agency – Community resource center focused on attracting new business.
- Cardinal Mark, Inc. – Networking organization specializing in sales, marketing, & business development.
- Community Consolidated School District 89 – Located in Arlington , IL.
- Frigoscandia – Engineering, management, & operations internships.
- National Auto Dealers Association – International automobile franchise.
- Opportunity Services – Organization throughout Minnesota offering clients employment opportunities & on-the-job training.
- The Training Camp – Accelerated information technology organization.
- U.S. Small Business Administration – Government agency interested in aiding, assisting, and protecting small businesses.
GENERAL INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
Where To Look-Piper Center Internship Search Resources
SPECIFIC INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
Bank of America
Standard and Poor's
J P Morgan Chase
Ernst and Young
MN Council of Nonprofits
These organizations provide information, networking, and additional training opportunities and may offer student memberships at a discount.
Association for Financial Professionals
National Economic Association
American Economic Association
Financial Women International