First Year Challenge

Did you know that fall of junior year is often the most important semester for recruitment? Why? Many organizations consider an internship as the first step into a full-time position with the company.

How will you prepare?  Get started now! 

  • Participating in career-related events is an important way to learn about your interests and build the skills and experiences employers are seeking! 
  • Employers interviewing for internships look for students to offer experience through class projects, job shadows/office visits, student organizations, volunteerism, part-time jobs, case competitions, and more. 

To support your efforts, the Business Career Center will reward each first year student who completes 5 approved career-related events with a padfolio to use at interviews, meetings and networking events.  Business majors entering MU in fall 2017 or later are eligible.  Participation will be tracked in the grades section of your LEAD 1050 D2L website. 

Check Your Progress in D2L
Business Career Center staff will enter event attendance into the LEAD 1050 D2L site within one week of the event. 

Approved Events
Review the list below for approved “First Year Challenge Events.”  If you are interested in an event not on this list, complete our event approval request form at least two days before the career event and Business Career Center (BCC) staff will consider the event for program eligibility.  Additional events will be added to this list as they are posted to Handshake.

Past Events

Event Tracking: BCC staff will track event attendance through MUID swipe check-in.  If you are at an approved event without MUID check-in, take a selfie of yourself at the event (with something to identify the event in the background) and email it to businesscareers@marquette.edu within 5 business days of the event.

Student Organization Meetings: If you participate in a student organization meeting with an employer guest speaker, take a selfie of yourself at the meeting with the speaker or his/her presentation slides in the background and email it to busiensscareers@marquette.edu within 5 business days of the meeting.

Questions: Contact the Business Career Center.
businesscareers@marquette.edu  |  414.288.7927  |  David Straz room 277