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Student Opportunities

As part of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) here at Lehigh, there are a number of opportunities for the SBDC and students to learn and grow from each other. Below is a sampling of the different ways students can get involved with the SBDC. It is important to note that because we are dependent on grant funding, these opportunities are subject to availability of funds.

Small Business Consulting - MGT 314

A field of studies course (cross-listed w/ ENTP 314) providing management assistance to small businesses in the Lehigh Valley. Students work in small groups under supervision of the SBDC Director on a direct basis with owners. Problem solving and experience in applying marketing, accounting, finance, and/or management concepts to business. This course is typically offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Work Study

Students who have work study as part of their financial aid package can consider the SBDC as an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to helping small businesses in the Lehigh Valley. Each year we have a number of positions available that range from clerical to research. All available opportunities can be found on Handshake. Sample positions include:

Office Assistant

Answer phones, take messages, make copies, scan client documents to be uploaded, clerical duties as assigned.

Marketing Assistant

Design seminar and marketing flyers for Small Business Development Center and for clients (local businesses). Write stroies for newsletter, including, but no limited to successes of SBDC clients. Compile information and articles into newsletters.

Research Analyst I

Research and prepare reports for SBDC clients.

Research Analyst II

Review and critique business plans for Small Business Development Center under supervision of SBDC Financial Assistance Program Director or SBDC Director.

Business Analyst

Prepare and analyze cash flow projections for SBDC clients under supervision of Financial Assistance Program Director or SBDC Director.

Consulting Club

The Lehigh SBDC regularly partners with the Lehigh Consulting Club to provide cases and research opportunities to members.

Interested in learning more about what previous Lehigh students have gained from their time at the SBDC? Check out the testimonials from an undergrad and graduate student below:

SBA U.S. Small Business Administration            Lehigh University




Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Lehigh University. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatroy basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency can be made by calling (610) 758-3980. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been barred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally bedarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally barred or suspended in the future.