The Miller Business Honors Program gives students (including those who have a Miller Scholarship) a unique head-start in their business education. The programs provide a specialized curriculum, a peer support group, and supplemental learning outside the classroom with specially designed social and professional development activities.
Meet some of the students in the Miller Business Honors Program.
Sam Bales: Executive Board/Volunteerism
The Honors Program has given me direction during a tumultuous time in life which has allowed me to excel in and out of the classroom. Because of the influence of the Program, I felt the need to give back to others. I do this by serving on the Honors Program Executive Board Community Service Committee where I get the opportunity to coordinate impactful events with Miller Scholars and the local community.
Lucy Clements: Internship at Goldman Sachs
The program helped me develop my professional skills through the professional development workshops, such as resume building and interview practice. The small class size made it possible for me to get to know my professors and create networking opportunities. I acquired the confidence to be comfortable in interviews and showcase my strengths and abilities. These skills led me to my internship the summer before my senior year as a Credit Risk Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was extended a full-time offer, and accepted the first week of my senior year.
Liz DiGennaro: Ireland
Throughout my four years at Ball State University, the Miller Honors Business Program has provided me with fantastic opportunities to build upon my business skills and increase my network, but the most significant opportunity has been to travel. With the $4,000 study abroad stipend I was able to spend a full semester studying in Ireland. The stipend created an affordable way to be have a once in a lifetime experience, as well as allowed me the chance to visit eight other countries including: England, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, and Germany.
KateLin Doyle: Leadership
The Miller Business Honors Program has greatly impacted my academic, social, and leadership career at Ball State. The program has given me the credibility, confidence and communication skills necessary for me to succeed as a student and as a leader. The honors curriculum that the program has provided has forced me to think critically, improve my writing skills and increase my professionalism. In addition, the workshops the program has offered have given me an edge against other students when applying for leadership positions. I am extremely grateful for the Miller Business Honors Program and how it has impacted my career at Ball State.
Alex Getz: Executive Board
The Miller Honors Program has offered me a countless number of benefits. For one, the program gave me the skills and helped to connect me with the right people in obtaining the career of my choice post-graduation; through numerous professional workshops and networking events, I was able to achieve an internship, and ultimately a full-time offer in the public accounting field at Ernst and Young, LLP. I feel that I owe a lot of my success to the honors program, and because of this I was compelled to seek a position on the program executive board. Now, as the executive board chair, I look forward to helping connect current program students with each other and with alumni, as well as leading many efforts to enhance the program experience for current and future students.
Eli Parks: Summer Leadership and Internships
The Miller Business Honors Program has been substantial for me reaching my career goals. The amount of support that I have received from the Professors, Advisors, and Alumni have all been above and beyond my expectations coming into this program. I never expected to be able to attend National Leadership Conferences in TX, Washington DC, and Chicago with some of the largest Public accounting firms in the country. Furthermore, I never expected to have the opportunity to complete 3 Internships with Public accounting firms of my choice. These are direct benefits of the mentoring and support that I have received from the Business Honors Program here at Ball State.
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