Interacting with Students

Interacting with Students

Student Organization Presentations

There are numerous opportunities to speak at one of our Federation of Eller Student Organizations (FESO) member organizations. We have more than 20 active organizations with a wide range of focuses. Company representatives speak to the organizations about a variety of topics (corporate topics, employment preparation or company overview).

Contact for more information about getting connecting with a student club. 

Publication/Event Sponsorship

Our Undergraduate Programs Office has a variety of publications and is responsible for the majority of the co-curricular programming that is directed at undergraduates. Opportunities exist to sponsor a variety of these events or the publications associated with these events. Examples of special events include:

  • Various Case Competitions
  • Honors Convocation (200 undergraduates)
  • Homecoming Networking lunch (110 undergraduates)
  • Professional Admissions/Interview Day (500 sophomores)
  • Multicultural Night of Excellence (100 ethnic minority students)
  • Professional Admissions Orientation (500 sophomores)
  • Cohort Welcome Program (400 Juniors)

Contact for more information about sponsorship involvement.

Class Presentations

Within our curriculum we emphasize business partnerships, real-world case studies, alumni interaction and the importance of experiential learning opportunities. We are consistently looking for classroom speakers, opportunities for real-world student projects, judges for case competitions and mentors for students.

Contact for more information about class presentations.

Eller Externships (Job Shadow)

Eller Externships are a one-day job shadow experience designed to be exploratory in nature. An externship may be a student's first experience in a professional environment. The majority of our applicants will be freshmen and sophomores looking to learn more about your career field and industry.

Contact to host an externship.

Meet Eller Undergraduate Students and Alumni

The success of the Eller Undergraduate Program is mirrored in the professional success and accomplishments of our Eller undergraduates, both current and alumni.

We invite you to visit student profiles.

To schedule meetings or interviews with Eller undergraduate students for potential jobs and internships contact us at 520-621-2505.

 What kinds of jobs do our majors prepare students for?

Accounting involves the collection, organization and presentation of financial information for effective decision-making. Accounting services often include independent auditing, tax advice and tax return preparation, financial and management consulting and entrepreneurial services. All accounting is characterized by compiling, analyzing and reporting on the financial conditions of the many functions for companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and individuals.

The business administration major incorporates an emphasis on innovation and strategy. Students take courses in accounting, finance, MIS, economics, marketing, management and entrepreneurship. This major is designed for students who work full- or part-time while in school and expect to move into managerial positions in large or small organizations. The business administration major can be completed through two platforms: Evening and Online. The Evening program is characterized by small class sizes, accelerated coursework, individualized support and engaging class discussions. The Eller business degree with a major in business administration through UA Online presents a distinctive online experience for place-bound students and busy working professionals.

Economists study how scarce resources can be efficiently allocated to produce the maximum number of goods and services. Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts. They apply economic theory to endeavors such as banking, finance, manufacturing, education, law, international trade, labor, insurance, agriculture, health, criminal justice, energy, natural resources and telecommunications.

This major is designed for students who expect to hold managerial positions in large or small organizations. Business management involves two broad domains: One is working with people—hiring, training, coordinating and creating an effective environment for the attainment of organizational objectives. The other is laying a foundation for becoming a manager of a business or organizational unit where strategy and decision-making skills are important.

One of the few research universities in the country to offer an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship, the University of Arizona's award-winning McGuire Entrepreneurship Program offers a one-year interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare selected students for success as entrepreneurs and business leaders. Ranked in the nation's top five programs, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program integrates theory and application. Students in the program focus on analysis, decision making and business planning and benefit from the perspectives of both academic and adjunct faculty, working together to provide integrated and relevant curriculum including the latest business trends and techniques.

People who work in finance affect almost every aspect of business—indeed, of life itself—because money still does make the world go round. Consider the impact these financial practitioners have made: corporate finance officers help their companies raise capital that often finances new plants and new products, resulting in new jobs. Public finance professionals raise money to build roads, bridges, schools and hospitals. Lending officers at banks, savings and loans and credit unions help their customers finance homes or college education. Portfolio managers invest the retirement funds of millions of people.

The field of management information systems involves applying computer technology, quantitative techniques and administrative skills to the information processing requirements of organizations. MIS combines computer technology with management decision-making methods—to analyze, design, implement and manage computerized information systems in an organizational environment. A bachelor's degree is generally adequate for entry-level jobs; graduate training is necessary for research and teaching positions. The Eller College MIS Department has placed in the top five nationally in U.S. News & World Report for almost a decade.

Marketing is a set of interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute goods and services. The American Marketing Association defines marketing as "an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders." Students in marketing explore buyer behavior; marketing research; market segmentation; the development of products and services; pricing strategies; distribution systems; advertising and promotion; and the creation of strategies to meet consumer needs and organizational goals.

Operations Management is about getting things done effectively and efficiently in organizations. Demands for business process re-engineering, better quality, better customer service, time-based competition and supply chain management demonstrate that superior management of the operations function is vital in business today. Operations managers manage the production systems in manufacturing and services. All organizations have an operations function. Operations managers might work in managing manufacturing processes or managing the delivery of a service to a customer. Topics include process analysis and improvement, quality control, production planning, inventory systems, managing manufacturing, supply chain management and managing the delivery of services. Operations managers need good analytical and problem solving skills and knowledge of computers.