Opportunities to Serve

In the spirit of Jesuit education, the Graduate School of Management (GSM) organizes many service events for students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to develop a culture of service to others that will last a lifetime.

Blood Drives

We coordinate two blood drives annually, one in February and one in September. The blood drives are with the Blood Center of Wisconsin and are held in the atrium of the College of Business.  All donations are used to support local hospitals.  Each person who donates actually extends or saves three lives.

JesuitMBA cares

Marquette’s GSM participates annually in the JesuitMBA cares spring service drive. Jesuit schools across the nation join forces to give back to their local communities. One week each spring is dedicated to JesuitMBA cares projects.

Graduate students are encouraged to lead teams of students or to start mini-drives at their employer to support the GSM drives. This gives students an opportunity to do more than just give as an individual but to be a leader in serving others.

Previous efforts were with ARC of Milwaukee,  Bottomless Closet, the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Council for the Spanish Speaking and others.

Holiday Drives

Marquette GSM and the College of Business also coordinate a holiday service drive each fall. These projects focus on collecting items in need by the local community.  We have worked with the Penfield Children's Center, St. Rose of Lima Paris Food Bank and others.

What can you do?

Students are encouraged to propose service projects to the GSM for inclusion in the spring JesuitMBA cares programs or the fall holiday drive. Proposals can be emailed to MBA@marquette.edu or feel free to call Dr. Jeanne Simmons, Associate Dean at (414) 288-7145.

Class projects

In some cases students have the opportunity to complete class projects for not for profit organizations. Students get an opportunity to give back to the local community using their newly honed business skills.