The IPFW Difference: Doermer School of Business

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/11/16 8:00 AM

Not all business programs are created equal. If you’re planning on majoring in business, it’s important to understand what a program can do for you, your education, and your career goals.

So what sets the IPFW Richard T. Doermer School of Business apart?

Real World Experience

At IPFW, the Richard T. Doermer School of Business places a special emphasis on partnerships with regional leaders in industry and business to better prepare students to hit the ground running after graduation.

Business students at career fairInternships, externships, and co-op education opportunities help students put what they learn in the classrooms into practice on the job and make lasting connections with prospective employers and colleagues across industries.

Cooperative Education

Business students are encouraged to get out of the classroom and get involved with faculty research projects, partnerships with community industries, and other opportunities for hands-on learning.

For their time, students often earn wages at a higher rate than most part-time jobs, but also gain immeasurable experience that leads to stronger résumés. Students who participate in cooperative education have a very high career placement rate. Learn more about co-op opportunities here.

A Stronger Résumé

Speaking of career placement, Doermer business school students graduate better prepared to be competitive in the job market and to be ready for their first day on the job.

This is done in part by access to internships and paid co-op education, but also through participation in national competitions like the Business Strategy Game, the University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition, the FED Challenge, and others.


A Global Network with Local Opportunities

With more than 57,000 IPFW alumni worldwide—53% of whom live and work in northeast Indiana—there are many opportunities to get connected with prospective employers who know first-hand the quality of education IPFW provides.

A quick search on LinkedIn is a great way to discover where business alumni are working now.

Ready to find out more about IPFW’s Doermer School of Business? Schedule a campus visit at IPFW, and be sure to come equipped with the College Visit Checklist.

Topics: Majoring In: Business, Going to School at IPFW





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