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Business Partners

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship partners with area businesses to gain a thorough understanding of the skills that business graduates need in order to succeed within their businesses. The primary partnerships are with members of the Business Advisory Council whose members are prominent area businessmen and women. The Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship faculty and staff also interface with other numerous area businesses and organizations in order to keep abreast of what Lindenwood business students need to be successful in their professional experiences upon graduation.

The Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship Internship program is a vehicle for students to gain real world business experience while they are going to school. Upon graduation they are able to put those skills to use as they join the work force or continue on for graduate work.

Business Advisory Council

Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship Business Advisory Council Members

Charles Blossom
Executive Director
Boone Center

David Cosby
Senior Vice President
UMB Bank

Jack Delo
CEO
Data 2 Corporation

Rick Duree
Founder
The Book-X-Change

Bruce Dyck
President
Midwest Bank Centre – Winghaven

Charles Forrest
Senior Vice President
Stern Brothers

Craig Frahm
Comptroller, Operations Director
Economic Development Council

Joseph Helmsing
CEO
Craftsmen Industries

Dr. Tom Hill
Co-Author and Speaker
Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurship’s Soul

Richard Houlihan
Founder and Chairman
Houlihan Smith & Company

Lori Jacob
President/CEO
Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc.

Roman Kulich
President and CEO
GHP Coventry

Steve Malliet
President
River City Rascals

Chris McCoy
Senior VP
Regions Bank
  Kevin Miquelon
President
Pfoodman

Thomas Nolan
Chairman
Handling & Storage Concepts Inc.

Jim Paul
Vice President
Heartland Bank

Donald Paule
Principal and President
Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.

Stacia Peterson
Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

Ralph Pfremmer
Founder and CEO
Pfoodman

Stephanie Pope
Director, Ethics and Business Conduct
The Boeing Company

Rusty Shelley
Agency Field Consultant
State Farm Insurance

Phil Sherer
Client Development Specialist
Quilogy

Jerry Scheidegger
President and CEO
Corporate Group, Inc.

Gary Shaw
Managing Director, Investments
Wachovia

Kelly Sullivan
President
Wealth Trust, Duncker, Streett & Co.

John E. White
Sr. Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Sabreliner Corporation

Bill Willbrand
Owner
Brown, Smith & Wallace

 

Business Advisory Council Testimonials

Gary Shaw"Businesses have ever-increasing needs for well educated students with an entrepreneurial edge—and that’s what Lindenwood’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship is promoting. I think Lindenwood has one of the premier business schools in the Midwest."

Gary Shaw
Managing Director, Investments
Wachovia

Internships

Plaster SB&E internships provide the opportunity for students to learn through on-the-job training at area businesses. Internships allow students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career and create a network of contacts, while gaining school credit – all with the prospect of returning to the company after completing their education and requiring little or no training.

Internships are available in:

Accounting
Advertising
Business Administration
Computer Services
Entrepreneurism
Finance
Human Resources
International Business
Management
Marketing
Public Relations
Retail Merchandising
Sales
Sports Management

Program Details
Internships are available to undergraduates in the fall, spring and summer sessions. The minimum number of academic credit hours that may be earned for an internship during a term is one and the maximum is three. The total number of credits may not exceed nine credit hours for the duration of the student’s degree program. An internship contract, employer interviews and periodic consultation with advisor are required. Approval by the Division Dean is also required for participation.

Program Qualifications
1. Junior Standing
2. Cumulative GPA 3.0
3. GPA 3.0 in major

Contact Information
Contact your SB&E academic advisor for internship program participation information.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301