Student Opportunities


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  • Student Projects
  • Internships
  • Study Abroad

SIGMA BETA DELTA (BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY)

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society is for students in business, management and administration. Wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations are the principles on which the society has been founded. These qualities are of the utmost importance not only for success in the realm of professionalism but in one's personal life as well.

The society encourages its members to live lives distinguished by honorable service to humankind. In order to be eligible for membership, students must be an accounting or business major ranking in the top 20 percent of their class. This society is widely recognized, and membership can be a beneficial asset for students when entering the workplace.

To learn more, please contact Karen Jacobs, KarenJacobs@letu.edu.

COMMUNITY TAX PREPARATION

For the past few years, LeTourneau business students have been gaining professional experience and assisting lower-income families by volunteering with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Association) and providing a free service to families in the Longview area. Volunteer students receive training and IRS certification before they are able to offer their services to the public.

Through interacting with customers, students gain valuable professional communication and customer service skills that will help to prepare them for their future careers. Follow the link to the right to view local news coverage of LeTourneau's community tax Preparation service.

 


ADVERTISING LOCAL BUSINESSES

One of our advertising classes engaged in a semester long project with Joseph Filippazzo, owner of the local pizzeria, Pietro's. Eight teams of students were to create a full advertising plan for the newest edition of the Filippazzo family restaurants: The Italian Market by Pietro's. Mr. Filippazzo visited the Advertising class every Tuesday for over a month to guide the students while they prepared their unique advertising plans for the upcoming restaurant. Students were encouraged to collect pricing and statistical data from advertising agencies in East Texas including magazines, TV and radio slots, billboards, and Google Ads.

Toward the end of the semester, the eight groups submitted their finalized advertising plans to Mr. Filippazzo. The selected groups presented their projects to Mr. Filippazzo as well as a panel of judges. After careful consideration, a winning team was selected. This team is now working with Mr. Filippazzo to implement their advertising plan as the grand opening for the restaurant approaches. In order to reward the students for their in-depth research and strategic awareness, Mr. Filippazzo gave each person on the winning team a year's supply of pizza!

 


MARKET RESEARCH TEAM

Dr. Karen Jacobs' Compensation and Benefits class conducted market research for Strategic Fulfillment Group. This business based out of Dallas. consists of a management team who specializes in publishing, marketing, and fulfillment industries.

Senior Business Management major, Zac Alldredge reflects on his class project, "We did market research for SFG to enter a new business venture and then compiled portfolios in the form of a business plan with our pitch on how they should enter the market. It was great to analyze an actual company's needs and apply what we learned in class to benefit them."

MISTY RALEY: CLASS OF 2013, MARKETING MAJOR

"I had the privilege of working as an intern in Xiamen, China for Common Talk Weekly, which is an English learning newspaper published by Xiamen Daily.

"My co-workers were amazing in helping my transition into Chinese culture and in developing my language skills. My favorite projects I completed were 4, full-spread featured articles that I wrote and the promotional ads that I also wrote for Le Meridien Hotel.

Some of the perks I was given on the job were: free travel to exciting locations all over the surrounding area of Xiamen, enjoying 5 star dining experiences each meal, and various free gifts from my hosts while completing interviews and attending business meetings.

"I broadened my network of both influential Chinese and expats (meaning foreigners living long term in China). It was exhausting at times, but it was quite the experience I'll never forget. I learned some valuable lessons about the world, China, business, and myself."

 


CULLEN GRIFFIN: CLASS OF 2012, MARKETING MAJOR

"A main aspect of my work was to make sure all the public service announcements, media messages, and marketing messages are free from spelling error and have correct dates and logos. I also helped to coordinate the Saucy Sprint Taco Bell race at the bottom of the 5th inning, ensured that all messages are showed at the precise times, and created the videos for Wild Plays by Houston Zoo which is a series of bloopers played in front of the Astros Fans.

Some of my everyday work included preparing videos, advertisements, and messages for public view.LETU's online programs are a very convenient way to go to school while working odd and strenuous hours. My initial thought was to take the semester off and graduate Fall 2012, but LETU's online programs made it possible for me to graduate on time. If anyone works a full time job or has other duties such as family, kids etc. "

At LETU's School of Business, we encourage our students to take advantage of all opportunities at LETU and across the globe. That's why we offer students several options that make a semester abroad a realistic possibility. We want to prepare our students for their calling in every workplace and in every nation. Check out some options below.

  • Handong Global University 
    Educational Partnership Studying at Handong Global University, LeTourneau University's sister school, provides students not only classroom education but also cultural diversity and international experiences that students will carry with them throughout their lives.
  • BestSemester (CCCU) -
    Program Affiliation Best Semester offers exciting semester study experiences in locations around the globe, including the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
  • Internships Overseas
    This distinctive option in the study abroad initiative enables a student to complete an internship overseas while taking online classes at LeTourneau.
  • International Class Trips
    Culture & Language Perhaps a semester abroad seems a bit daunting, but traveling abroad is still an interest. LeTourneau offers several trips that can satisfy course credit and provide short-term cultural immersion. These trips are usually available during the summer, Christmas Break, or Spring Break.
  • Create Your Own
    Design Your Own Study Abroad Experience None of these options really resonate with you? Create your own study abroad experience! Find a school, internship, or program that you would like to be involved with, and let us help you work it into your academic journey. The possibilities are endless.

 


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