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Business Leadership and Experiential Learning - McDermond Student Groups

Explore business careers that interest you by participating in one of McDermond Center's student groups.  Gain real-world, hands-on experience as you work with business leaders on their company projects.  Learn skills, tools and resources necessary for working in this area of interest.  Network with successful alumni who are in that specific field.  Develop leadership acumen as you work with other members of the group to achieve goals. 

Early in the Fall semester each year, the McDermond Center hosts a panel program with leaders from each of the student groups so that students can learn more about how they can get involved in these groups early in their DePauw experience. Look for this event in Campus Labs as soon as you arrive on campus in the Fall - How to Get Involved in McDermond Student Groups.  Attend this presentation, drop in the McDermond Center or contact the staff to find out more about how you can become a contributing member of the groups that interest you:

  • Women in Economics and Business: WEB is 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. 

  • DePauw Investment Group: DePauw Investment Group is 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 Consulting Group: DePauw Consulting Group is 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 Entrepreneur Group: The DePauw Entrepreneur Group 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 Innovations: DePauw Innovations essentially functions as a small venture capital firm focusing on the development and funding of startup companies founded by current students, alumni and faculty. With a network of expert mentors and investors from across the country DPUi is well equipped to support startups in whatever capacity needed in order to take them from an idea to the next big ESPN or First Internet Bank.  DePauw Innovations brings your business plan into a viable business. 

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

  • Investment Banking Workshop: The Investment Banking Workshop is 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.