Ever hear of a catch-22? Most employers require candidates to have some experience already. But if you’re looking for your first job, how are you supposed to have that experience? We get it. With our Business Scholars Program, you can gain that experience while you’re still in school, and you can get paid for it.

Hanover's Business Scholars learn critical thinking skills in decision-making and management, and explore practical applications in accounting, banking, finance, and sales and marketing. Your paid internship with a regional organization or business will allow you to practice your skills in a real environment, not just by researching and writing a paper, or by creating a business plan for a fictional company.

Unless, of course, that fictional company is one you really want to startup. Then, by all means, use the knowledge and connections you make through the Business Scholars Program and go for it. You’re exactly the kind of student we love at Hanover.

Business Scholars have experiences usually found only in MBA programs:

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  • Project-based internships
  • Real-world consulting projects
  • Class discussions and lunches with leaders from businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Workshops in resume writing, business etiquette, creativity and brainstorming, mock interviews, teamwork and more.

Read a student's perspective on the perks of the Business Scholars Program .

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“I’ve supervised two Hanover Business Scholars. My experience was consistent, impactful and successful. I didn’t have to worry about the things employers often find frustrating with some millennial employees, like not knowing how to problem-solve or communicate. My Hanover interns were smart, professional and quick learners. They brought incredible perspective -- and not just from their age group, but from a larger world view.”

Robin Miller, Executive Director, Main Street Association