WELCOME to the 14THLARGEST CLASSROOM in the U.S. BUTLER HAS EARNED NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH AND IMPACT IN THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS.
›› Named one of the nation’s finest universities for first-year student experience, internships, study abroad opportunities, and undergraduate research by U.S. News and World Report. ›› Awarded a Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation in recognition of our ongoing commitment to the Indianapolis community.
WHEN YOU COME TO BUTLER,
you’re getting more than just a worldclass education. You’re joining the vibrant community of Indianapolis (Indy)—the 14th-largest city in the United States, and the perfect backdrop for hands-on learning. Nicknamed the Crossroads of America, Indy is a city of learners and doers. And Butler University plays a huge role in the life of the city. We partner with local businesses large and small so you’ll have incredible opportunities to explore your future career. And our strong relationship with the community gives students plenty of chances for service learning and volunteering. You’ll also discover museums filled with priceless art, exhilarating professional sports, and other experiences that will enrich your education and expand your worldview. Whether you’re volunteering with a local charity, gaining valuable experience in the business world, or helping shape young minds in local schools, at Butler, your experiences will shape your life for the next four years and beyond.
While at Butler, Sports Media major MCCARTY MAXWELL ’17 had the opportunity to intern for Indiana Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the Indianapolis Colts, and Princeton University’s Conferences and Events Services Office. After graduation, he went back to Princeton, where he’s now Conference and Event Manager. “My internship literally led to a job for me,” he says.
Here are just a few of the companies that Bulldogs have interned with in the past:
Whatever you’re interested in, there’s no teacher like experience. That’s why we stress the importance of internships and hands-on learning. In fact, more than 75 percent of Butler students complete one or more internships for academic credit, and all business students complete two. That way, when you find your dream job, you’ll have the valuable experience—inside the classroom and out in the field—that employers desire most in a job candidate.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
From career advising to networking events, Butler has many resources to help you find the internship or full-time job that’s right for you. Last year, over 250 employers and organizations attended on-campus job fairs or interviews to recruit students for promising careers. If you’re ever wondering how to get started on your job search, the Career and Professional Success Office will help set you on the right path.
BUTLER PARTNERS WITH MORE THAN
EAGER TO HIRE STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS.
BULL DOGS DO MORE IN THEIR FIRST WEEK
THAN MOST STUDENTS DO IN THEIR FIRST YEAR.
OF BUTLER STUDENTS ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN PARTNERSHIPS IN THE INDIANAPOLIS COMMUNITY THROUGH THE INDIANAPOLIS COMMUNITY REQUIREMENT THAT IS PART OF BUTLERâ€™S CORE CURRICULUM.
EVERY AUGUST, as the sun rises
over Indy, so do hundreds of first-year Butler students who encircle the city as part of our annual Bulldogs Into the Streets program. It’s our voluntary, day-long service event for Butler community members and alumni to make a meaningful impact on Indianapolis. Volunteering is just the beginning of community engagement at Butler. The Indianapolis Community Requirement, which combines academic learning with relevant community service, is also a part of every Butler student’s education.
Through the Indianapolis Community Requirement, all students take at least one course that involves active engagement with the community—which inspires many to continue their involvement throughout their time at Butler. Why? Because these experiences help students better understand themselves and their world, discern what gives their lives meaning, discover new skills they never imagined before, and forge connections with people on campus and in the city they’ll call home these next few years. At other schools, this might be a lot to expect, but that’s just what Bulldogs do.
CHRISTOPHER JONES ’17 HAD A
PROFESSOR in Butler’s Engineering
Dual Degree Program challenge him and his classmates to devise an ecologically friendly product. Jones came up with a bicycle made of hemp, which he presented at Butler’s Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. His plan is to eventually have a business built around what he calls “the Rebicycle,” where he’ll build you a frame and reuse the parts from your old bicycle.
This annual research conference invites students from universities across the country to present research in many academic disciplines, ranging from art history to exercise science. It’s your chance to gain hands-on experience and mentorship from faculty, while diving deep into thought-provoking issues.
Whatever your major, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real research in your field, just as Jones did. Astronomy majors peer into space from our own Holcomb Observatory and from telescopes in Chile and the Canary Islands. Psychology students present their research alongside professors at national conferences in Washington, DC, and some students travel all the way to Panama to study tropical marine biology with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Never stop asking questions, because at Butler, you’ll be able to explore whatever fascinates you. What will you discover?
OUR CLASSROOMS REQUIRE PASSPORTS AT BUTLER, WE BELIEVE IN A
GLOBAL ADVENTURES IN
TRULY GLOBAL EDUCATION.
THE LIBERAL ARTS (GAL A)
It starts on campus, with courses designed to provide you with broad cultural context and historical understanding. But that’s just the beginning. We encourage you to get out of the classroom, off campus, and even out of the country—because education doesn’t stop at Butler’s borders.
Do you want to study abroad in more than one place? The GALA program might be perfect for you. GALA is a semesterlong adventure across an entire global region, led by a Butler faculty member. You’ll also have guest professors join your group along the way to teach short classes related to whatever locale you’re in. It’s your chance to experience the global classroom, all while satisfying Core Curriculum requirements.
Check out all of the opportunities you have for global learning at Butler. Take advantage of them. The lessons you learn from venturing beyond the familiar can’t be taught in a classroom alone, and they’re lessons you’ll never forget.
WASHINGTON, DC AND NEW YORK CITY SEMESTER LEARNING PROGRAMS
Visit butler.edu/global-education to find your perfect destination. STUDY ABROAD
Butler has over 200 study abroad and exchange programs in more than 60 countries. Some programs focus on a certain academic area, while others can be tailored to your own interests. Choose to study for a summer term, a semester, or a full academic year.
You don’t have to leave the country to expand your horizons. Spend a semester with students from other universities who are living, learning, and working in Washington DC and New York City. You’ll earn Butler credits by taking classes in a variety of subjects and complete an internship targeted to your interests.
of BUTLER STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD
GOOD THINGS NEVER SETTLE.
COME TO THOSE WHO
BULLDOGS MAKE THEIR PRESENCE FELT throughout
Indianapolis. Like Marissa Klingler ’21, who’s already had two internships with the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields in her first two years at Butler. The first was in public programs, planning and facilitating events; the second in volunteerism, where she developed staff training for interaction with volunteers. “Being an Arts Administration major, this experience directly overlaps with what I’m learning in my classes,” she says. In Indianapolis, you’ll be challenged to
put your education into practice, create a network, and gain valuable career experience to prepare you for the road ahead. You’ll have opportunities with a wide range of organizations based on your individual interests. Students have made an impact on children’s lives in our community’s classrooms, completed sociology research on homelessness in the city, and gained experience interning with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Colts. And that’s just the beginning. Whatever your dream career, Indianapolis is full of ways to help you bring it to life.
COLLEGE GRADUATES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY COMPETE FOR JOBS.
But the experience you gain during your time at Butler will put you far ahead of the competition, setting you up to go anywhere your aspirations take you. Indianapolis, a city filled with business and culture, is a perfect environment to get early career experience. In fact, Business Insider ranked it 10th among best cities for new college grads where jobs are abundant and housing is affordable. And we can see why. Weâ€™re home to many state government offices, as well as major businesses and corporations like Eli Lilly, Finish Line, Salesforce, and professional sports teams. Add to that our emphasis on hands-on learning, and youâ€™ll likely build a strong network before you even graduate. So four years from now, your biggest challenge might be deciding where to live and which job offer to take.
Indianapolis ranks among the top 25 best places to live for young professionals. U.S. News & World Report, 2019
2018 INVEST in YOURSELF
COMMITTING TO A COLLEGE
is a big decision, but our graduates will tell you that their time at Butler was priceless. The experiences and opportunities that you have here can’t be found at most universities. Being close to Indianapolis means that you won’t have to wait until summer break to take part in internships and make connections. Thanks to our partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, and school systems, you’ll be able to learn by doing all year long. And when you take advantage of cultural experiences like museums, live music, and shows, you’ll enhance your learning and discover your own passions. When you’re here, nearly everything you do is focused on your future. From the classes you take to the friends you make, life at Butler prepares you for what you’re going to do after graduation. There’s a reason that Butler graduates have a 98 percent placement rate and a median starting salary of $58,400—because we know where and how you learn can have a huge impact on your future.
PL ACEMENT RATES
If you have the drive and the desire to study at Butler University, weâ€™re dedicated to helping you and your family make it work. Scholarships are offered to students who display academic excellence or promise in the performing arts or athletics. Need-based financial aid depends on your familyâ€™s ability to contribute to your tuition, as determined by the FAFSA. You can also apply for grants, student loans, and student employment. Our financial aid counselors are here to help. Learn more at butler.edu/financial-aid. TUITION AND FEES
To learn about tuition and fees, visit butler.edu/tuition.
ALUMNI STORIE S
LIZ NIEMIEC ’16 In high school, Niemiec started her own non-profit organization—the Little Wish Foundation, which grants wishes like televisions and Xboxes to children diagnosed with cancer. She came to Butler because she wanted to learn how to run the organization most effectively. “They offered my program, Arts Administration, and that was really important to me,” she says. “And I could sense the feeling of community here and that was really special.”
While at Butler, Niemiec’s foundation received two awards totaling $175,000 from The LIDS Foundation. She also interned at Christel House International, which works to help impoverished children around the world get an education. That gave her a way to learn about development, which is what she needed to continue to build Little Wish. Niemiec said Butler prepared her for the real world. “Through the classes, networking, internships, just the feeling of being here and being surrounded by great people really contributed to that,” she says. “I feel like I became a better version of myself here.”
JULIAN WYLLIE ’16 Julian Wyllie came to Butler to study business and left as a journalist. “I stumbled on my life’s passion while at Butler,” he says. “I am so lucky that I was able to find that, cultivate that, almost by accident, all while still pursuing a completely different major that helped me in so many ways.” While at Butler, he served as Editorin-Chief of The Butler Collegian and interned for the Indianapolis Recorder, where his social-media savvy gave the newspaper visibility it had never had before. Since graduating with a degree
in Economics and Entrepreneurship, he has taken a methodical approach to his career, looking for just the right fit. He did stints at Governing Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Politico and AARP’s print magazine, then found what he was looking for as a reporter for The Chronicle of Philanthropy. “The primary reason I am where I am and have been able to do what I love so far is because Butler was a small enough campus to allow me to meet people who would change my life quickly,” he says. “I had people telling me to do as many things as possible, not telling me to only focus on one thing and I will forever be thankful for that.”
INDIANAPOLIS is a city that is filled with opportunity—and Butler plays a huge part in that.
PREPARE TO PROSPER
Whether you’re looking for the perfect summer job to gain hands-on experience before you graduate, or to take in some culture and expand your horizons, Butler has connections to help you find these things—and more—in Indy. And because we believe that true education applies what you learn in the classroom to the community that you’ll call home for the next four years, your degree will be much more than a piece of paper. When you graduate, you’ll have an Instagram feed full of cherished memories, along with the skills and experiences you need for a successful career and a fulfilling life. If you’re ready to explore new possibilities and launch your future career, don’t wait any longer. Come to Butler University and start living it up on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses in one of America’s most dynamic cities.
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READY TO APPLY? There’s never been a better time to be a Butler Bulldog. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU’LL WANT TO GET TOGETHER FIRST:
THE BEST WAY to get a feel for life at
Butler is to experience it firsthand. Take a tour of campus. Meet current students. Watch the Bulldogs compete at Hinkle Fieldhouse or the Sellick Bowl. And definitely make time to explore the city of Indianapolis. Head to butler.edu/admission to meet your admission counselor and schedule your visit.
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