Student Experience

Students using the Michael and Rosann Geltzeiler Trading Center.
Many business schools acknowledge the importance of developing intellectually, emotionally and professionally — inside and outside the classroom — but few match Lerner for the variety and quality of internship, research, service learning and other experiential learning opportunities.

Business Competitions

Lerner students make a habit of exceeding expectation, from winning the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Challenge in 2013 to winning the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge for the Philadelphia region in 2015. Each year, students compete in the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s Hen Hatch start-up funding competition and the Carol A. Ammon Case Competition.

Conferences & Speakers

As you earn a business degree you also build a network and gain perspective thanks to the conferences, lectures and seminars hosted by Lerner. Speakers include well-known company presidents and frequently-cited scholars.

Career Preparation & Development

The staff and services of the Lerner Career Services Center help you plan your future with internship and mentorship programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Unique opportunities, like the Lerner Executive Mentorship program and the Graduate Internship Program, set Lerner apart.

Study Abroad

The University of Delaware study abroad program is ranked amongst the top 20 in the nation. Lerner College students benefit from a global perspective, whether they participate in an undergraduate program, one-week graduate study abroad trips or international internship.


Get to know faculty as mentors and advisors, and work with them in some of the most innovative areas in business. Research centers at Lerner include: Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship, Institute for Financial Services Analytics and Hospitality Associates for Research & Training.


The Lerner Office of Undergraduate Advising and graduate advisors for MBA and M.S. & Ph.D. students help you explore the many opportunities to get the most out of your education and career development opportunities.

Student Organizations

Choose from a number of organizations that will foster professional development and build your network. Organizations include: Hospitality Club, Financial Management Association, Minority Business Student Association, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Women in Business, Blue Hen Investment Club, MBA Student Association and others.


Whether you’re simulating hedge fund strategies or staffing a major hotel conference, Lerner puts you in the center of the action with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Geltzeiler Trading Center

    Replicates trading floors at Wall Street investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds.

  • JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center

    Allows Lerner faculty, students and JPMorgan Chase employees to work on joint applied research projects.

  • Vita Nova Restaurant

    Offers students an experience-driven learning environment where they operate and manage a gourmet restaurant for lunch and dinner.

  • Marriott Learning Center

    Both a hotel and a learning lab, where hospitality students gain management experience by rotating through different staff positions.

  • Venture Development Center

    The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s facilities foster collaboration among students, entrepreneurs and business leaders.