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The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship

The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship

DEVELOPING BUSINESS-READY LEADERS THE WORLD NEEDS

The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship helps students blend their business and entrepreneurial spirit with a liberal arts education through a focus on leadership development and experiential learning.

McDermond Center Programs and Activities

During the Spring 2021 semester the McDermond Center will have one member of our staff in the Center from 8:00 to 5:00 EST Monday through Friday while others will continue to work remotely

Current Semester Program Listing

Today's Business Leaders Share Their Insights With Students

McDermond Center Speaker Series

This speaker series brings over 15 acclaimed industry leaders per year, from a variety of fields, to meet and speak with DePauw students interested in management, business and entrepreneurship. 

McDermond Center Speaker Series

Industry Insights Panels

This panel discussion series brings 30-40 experts per year to campus to discuss topics such as consulting, corporate finance, marketing, investment banking, wealth management, supply chain, public affairs, human resources, treasury, and real estate.

Industry Insight Panels

Young Alumni Discussions

This new series brings an alumnus, or panel of alumni, that graduated in the last 3-15 years to share their transition from student to graduate and their successes and struggles in the early years of their careers.  The relaxed, interactive format provides extra time for student questions. 

Young Alumni Discussions

Networking Events and Spaces to Explore Business Careers and Industries First-Hand

McDermond/Tenzer Networking Space in Indy at Union 525

DePauw's Initial Footprint in downtown Indianapolis where students can network with business leaders, explore specific industry careers, work on real-world projects, interview for internships and jobs upon graduation, meet with alumni, explore the world of innovation and entrepreneurship and more...

Student and Alumni Networking Space in Downtown Indy

No Harm In Charm Workshop

Programs include Interview Skills, Dress for Success, Personal Branding, How to Work a Room, Dining Etiquette, and Networking

Soft-skill development workshop

Darnall Industry Tours

 Students spend the day off campus at a mid-west city visiting several companies in industries of interest.  Recent tours included startup successes, real estate, public affairs and digital marketing companies

Darnall Industry Tours

From College to Career (Real World)

Preparing for financial decisions post-graduation workshop. Programs include The Time Value of Saving Money, Your Personal Financial Balance Sheet, Renting vs Buying, Investing for Your Future, Your Credit Score, and Budgeting.

College to Career Workshop

Opportunities for Students to Take on Leadership Roles and Obtain Real-World Business Experience

DePauw Consulting Group

A student-run group that provides consulting services for community businesses, not-for-profits, and alumni companies. During each semester they complete specific projects for these organizations.

DePauw Consulting Group

DePauw Investment Group

A student-run group that researches investments, hosts speakers, plans strategies, and manages part of DePauw's endowment through the Herman Crown Investment Fund.

DePauw Investment Group

Investment Banking Workshop

A seven-week program aimed at Juniors interested in an investment analyst internship. The program includes guidance from dedicated mentors, exclusive networking events and a series of mock interviews.

Investment Banking Workshop

DePauw Marketing Group

Marketing Group brings speakers who are successful in the changing world of marketing. They also provide marketing services to businesses and not-for-profits such as branding, promotional materials, and web design.

DePauw Marketing Group

Women in Economics and Business (WEB)

A network of students and alumnae committed to the growth and expansion of professional and personal opportunities for its members, with a focus on business and leadership. 

WEB

Students Can Move Their Business Ideas Forward by being a part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Community

DePauw Innovations

Introducing DePauw Innovations (DPi), the university's first startup incubator and venture fund. Our goal is to continue building on DePauw's rich entrepreneurial history by helping its students, alumni, and professors grow their ideas from startup to the next billion dollar success!  DPi runs the DePauw StartUp Portfolio and the DePauw Gold Within Angel Network.

DePauw Innovations

DePauw Entrepreneurship Group

It provides peer-to-peer and mentor collaboration opportunities for students with startup ideas, as well as providing tools and resources for business model canvas, business plan, and pitch deck preparation.

DePauw Entrepreneurship Group

Startup Boot Camp with Steve Fouty

Preparing student entrepreneurs to pitch their idea effectively at the annual DePauw Entrepreneurship Group Pitch Competition.  Students learn how to create a Lean Canvas and how to research to prove market validation for their idea.  Then they are guided in creating their pitch deck and coached on presenting their business idea.

Start Up Bootcamp and Pitch Competition

Tenzer Hub Co-Working Space

The Tenzer Hub co-working space in downtown Greencastle is available for student entrepreneurs to use once they have completed the Startup Boot Camp and are a part of Depauw Innovations Startup Portfolio. The Tenzer Hub is not a DePauw owned or administered co-working space, but through a close relationship with the Hub's alumni owners and managers, this space is being made available via the McDermond Center for DPi members who meet start-up team requirements

Tenzer Hub Co-Working Space

Programs to Accelerate Business-Readiness Skills and Hands-On Experiences

Management Fellows

The Management Fellows honors program provides highly motivated and talented students education in business, management and entrepreneurship by combining a liberal arts major, specialized business courses and seminars, and a variety of experiential opportunities, including a semester-long internship.

Management Fellows Program

Ace the Case Workshop

The Ace the Case Workshop is facilitated by West Monroe.  Students learn about the different types of case interviews and what skill sets employers are looking for during the case portion of a job interview.  Students then work in teams and work through a case to present during a mock interview.

Ace The Case Workshop

Jobs in Tech 101

The McDermond Center supports Jobs in Tech 101, TechPoint’s resource for Indiana tech careers, and participates in their x-Tern Summer Internship Program.

TechPoint’s resource

Commercial vs Investment Banking Program

The Commercial vs Investment Banking program is facilitated by BMO and provide students with insights into the various career paths in banking, clarifying the differences between commercial and investment banking.

Commercial vs Investment Banking

DePauw +1 Programs for Five Year Masters Degree

Earn your undergraduate degree from DePauw then head directly into a 1 year masters program with IU Kelley School of Business, Notre Dame's ESTEEM Entrepreneurship program or Ball State's Center for Information and Communication Sciences.

DePauw +1 Masters Degree Opportunities

McDermond Center Celebrates Over 40 Years of Business-Ready Leadership Development

Programing Highlights from Prior Semesters

Take a look at the speakers, events, workshops and other programs from the past few semesters sponsored by the McDermond Center.

Prior Year Programs

McDermond Center History

The McDermond Center was founded in 1980, the vision of President Richard Rosser, and several dedicated trustees and alumni, including James W. Emison ’52, Charles L. Grannon, and Robert C. McDermond ’31.  For four decades now, the McDermond Center has provided students with an array of programming and learning opportunities, including lectures, networking events, one-on-one alumni mentoring, student group leadership experiences, real-world business projects participation, field trips, access to software tools and training, and internships.  

The services and programs offered by the McDermond Center are open to ALL DEPAUW STUDENTS, regardless of year or major.  ALUMNI are also welcome to participate in programming sponsored by the McDermond Center and to take advantage of the Center’s resources.

The McDermond Center is located on the North end of the Student Union Building at 408 South Locust Street