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Engagement Opportunities

High-quality classroom instruction provides students with an excellent foundation, but it does not completely prepare them for the real world. With the help of alumni, business leaders, and friends of the college, we can ensure that our students are fully prepared to find rewarding careers.

Speak in a Class

Use your professional expertise to help students see practical applications for principles learned in the classroom. Contact Danielle Basilica to start the process by sharing your interest and area of expertise.

Speak to a Student Organization

Inspire tomorrow’s business leaders by speaking to one of our student organizations. Whether you address a particular area of expertise or provide general tips for success, our students are eager to learn from industry professionals. Reach out to Danielle Basilica to share your interest.

Serve on a Council or Board

The E. J. Ourso College of Business recognizes the importance of using input from business leaders to shape its programs and activities. The college has several active councils and boards that offer guidance while promoting the college. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer leader, please contact Danielle Basilica to learn more about available opportunities.

Become an Internship Site

Our talented students are eager to put their classroom knowledge to work through an internship. Your organization benefits from additional workforce capacity while students hone their skills through hands-on experience. Today’s intern might be your organization’s next star employee. Stephanie Gandy can provide additional information for potential sites and walk you through the process.

Hire a New Graduate

Ourso College of Business alumni bring a wealth of knowledge to any organization. Contact Alexandra Edwards to learn more about recruiting opportunities available through the college and LSU Olinde Career Center.

Volunteer Your Company for a Case Study

Gain valuable insights for growing your business by allowing our students to use your business as a case study subject. Contact Helmut Scheider to learn more about this opportunity.

Host a Field Trip

Show off your facility and gain visibility with potential employees by hosting a field trip Alexandra Edwards can help you with this process.

Support Scholarships

The Ourso College of Business needs outstanding scholarship and fellowship programs to attract and retain the best students from Louisiana and beyond. By investing in a scholarship or fellowship, you help supplement the cost of tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with attending LSU. Make a gift or contact Ragan Gallagher to discuss giving options.

Mentor a Student

Can you point to a seasoned professional or trusted colleague who helped you build your career? Are you ready to return the favor? By serving as a mentor, you can help a student transition to the working world. Mentors reinforce classroom lessons and help mentees discover talents that will lead to long, satisfying careers. Contact Seth Thibodeaux to share your interest in mentoring an Ourso College student.

Help a Student Attend a Conference

By making a gift to defray the cost of conference attendance, you can help a student learn from leading professionals and grow their professional network. Donate or contact Ragan Gallagher to discuss giving options.

Support International Experience

Learning about the global market cannot compare to benefits of learning in the global market. International study helps students push beyond their comfort zones to become independent, creative thinkers. Often the cost of international study can be a deterrent for qualified students. Donors can make gifts to help defray the cost of international study. 

If you are interested in hosting a group of business students during an upcoming trip abroad, please contact Ye-Sho Chen. He can share details on planned trips and work to coordinate a visit.

Make a Gift to the Dean's Excellence Fund

Gifts to the Dean's Excellence Fund allow us to immediately enhance the educational experience for our students by strengthening our college's programs, faculty, and facilities. These gifts are among the most important and valuable forms of the college because they can be accessed quickly, and used where the need is greatest. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.