Where Sewanee Means Business

At Sewanee, we believe that the best preparation for a career in business is a broad-based liberal arts education. Many of today’s leaders in commerce attribute their success to the critical thinking skills, writing and speaking skills, and study of the human experience that are the core of the liberal arts tradition.

An important part of human experience is the world of business and commerce: the Babson Center for Global Commerce is where the University and the business world come together to assist students in preparing for successful careers as business leaders.

Business-Related Opportunities

Carey Fellows

For students with career goals in management, international business, consulting, and finance, the designation as a Carey Fellow brings with it a mark of distinction, a stipend, and a certificate awarded at graduation recognizing the completion of additional requirements designed to prepare Fellows for leadership positions in global commerce.


As a part of the Sewanee Pledge, the University of the South is able to help all students prepare for what's next by providing funding for a summer internship or research opportunity. Internships may be in the U.S. or abroad across hundreds of different industries and businesses.

Speakers Series

Our ongoing programs, the Graham Executives in Residence, Humphreys Residencies, and the Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series give Sewanee students regular opportunities to hear firsthand from global business leaders whose experience, knowledge, and skills have carried them to the top of their fields.

Summer Bridge Programs

These programs are designed to introduce students to management, team building, strategy, marketing, organizational development, accounting and finance skills. Beecken Scholarships provide selected students substantial scholarships to attend summer business ‘bridge’ programs at four elite business schools. Sewanee-Vanderbilt Scholarships allow students to attend the Accelerator Summer Business Program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.


David Shipps


Babson Center for Global Commerce. ext 1763

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