Our Students Learn By Doing in the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics

Expand your skills, explore career paths, and get ready for your promising future through the valuable experiences in business and economics that we offer, including:

  • Internships and research
  • Business and financial competitions
  • Connections with alumni business leaders on campus and in the workplace
  • And many more opportunities designed to set the stage for your success


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Learn From Industry Leaders

Allegheny alumni regularly visit campus and host students at their companies to share their insights and find candidates for internships and jobs.

Opportunities include:

  • Center for Business & Economics Board of Visitors — get a real-world perspective on trending topics in business and economics.
  • Major city tours — visit leading companies where our graduates are succeeding.
  • Executive-in-Residence — interface with an industry expert in classes and one-on-one.
  • Lunchtime learning sessions — learn from alumni at all stages of their careers.


Recent Internships


Global Supply Chain Analyst

Giant Eagle Inc.


Ernst & Young (EY)

Business Consulting

Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank

Audit Analyst

Koppers, Inc.


Aflac Insurance


Zingale Big Idea Competition
Make a Pitch in the Zingale Big Idea Competition

Compete for $20,000 in prizes to fund a business or nonprofit in our annual Zingale Big Idea Competition.

Our distinguished judges do more than evaluate business models — they offer constructive feedback, coaching, and encouragement to students.

Center for Business and Economics Fellows

This group of motivated students functions as a leadership team to support programming and act as ambassadors. They gain valuable experience in developing programs and mentoring their peers. 

CBE Fellows
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Build Skills in the Bloomberg Lab

Allegheny’s Bloomberg terminals teach students to access and analyze real-time data on every market, discover breaking news, perform in-depth research and take advantage of sophisticated communications tools. Students can also earn certification by completing The Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) course. 

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

The Determinants of Childhood Obesity: Child, Parental, Social, and Regional Influences

The Cost of Community: Do Neighborhoods Affect Disease-Causing Socialization?

The Link between Workplace Wellness and Strategy: A Case Study of Johnson & Johnson

The Effects of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations on Team Finances and Competitive Balance in the English Premier League

The Social and Economic Determinants of Gentrification

E-commerce Retail Market Structure and Price Dispersion