Make a Difference

Florida Tech corporate social responsibility

Florida Tech business students are required to perform at least six hours of community service as part of their Major Field Practicum, allowing students to learn the importance of corporate social responsibility.

Check out some of the successful projects where students were able to apply to the classroom and make a difference in the community.

Competitions Developing Leaders

Florida Tech College of Business competition

Being a Florida Tech business student opens a variety of opportunities including competing in intercollegiate competitions in areas such as strategic management, international business, ethics and leadership, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Check out all of the student competitions that Florida Tech has competed in!

Gain Experience with Internships & Special Projects

Students in our business and environmental studies program garner real world experience in a variety of ways during their studies. Many Florida Tech students participate in an environmental business internship at local and national companies, including:

  • Brevard County Natural Resources Department
  • NASA
  • CIA
  • Department of Energy

These organizations, as well as local aquaculture firms, provide Florida Tech students with hands-on experience in their field through a challenging environmental business internship.

Expand Your Knowledge in the Business Plan Resource Course or Business Practicum

Senior year business and environmental students take part in the Business Plan Research Course. This class gives students a chance to utilize the skills they've learned in an environmental business internship and course study to create a business plan for a real or hypothetical business opportunity.

The Major Field Practicum, a six-hour community service requirement, helps students prepare for the business world after college while helping their community. Students, matched with a company that suits their interests, conduct a "live case analysis" of the organization. Our students also participate in studies of local events to determine their impact on nearby economies.

Some of the company partners for these practicums include:

  • Northrop-Grumman
  • NASA
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • State Farm
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Clear Channel Outdoor

Join the Student Business Incubator

Students who showcase innovative business ideas may be asked to join the Student Business Incubator and turn those concepts into business realities. This program gives select student startup businesses office space, computers, and other supplies to help the business get off the ground. Our students can use this equipment, along with skills obtained from business courses and an environmental business internship to prepare for entering the job market.

Campus-Based Research Opportunities

In addition to an environmental business internship, Florida Tech students have an opportunity for campus-based research such as:

  • Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development - The center focuses on entrepreneurial education, global innovation and practical research in pursuit of new venture creation, sustainability, social value creation and venture acceleration.
  • Center for Ethics and Leadership - The mission of the center is to promote the practice of ethical behavior and effective leadership by engaging in activities that provide a forum for research, discussion and better understanding of ethics and leadership amongst all stakeholders in society.

Make Contacts in a Club or Organization

Delta Mu Delta is a business-focused honor society that recognizes academic excellence in business majors from around the nation. This organization also allows for networking and forging connections that help students obtain employment and an environmental business internship during and after college.