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Directed Work Experience

The Directed Work Experience (DWE) allows you to build your network, resume, and business acumen. The DWE is a paid position that gives you marketable work experience.

At Lipscomb, we know our students need to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting to be an effective employee upon graduation. Through our innovative Directed Work Experience (DWE) program - a component of the Fast Track MBA program - students are strategically matched with employer partners. Originally implemented as part of the Master of Management program in 2013, the results have been overwhelmingly positive for both employers and students.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about this program, contact suzanne.sager [at] (subject: Interest%20in%20Lipscomb%27s%20Directed%20Work%20Experience) (Suzanne Sager).

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Employer & Student Perspectives

What Employers are Saying...

Students in Lipscomb’s Directed Work Experience program provided immediate value to the supply chain team at Tractor Supply. Their strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity at both strategic and tactical levels of our business directly reflect the guiding principles established by the Lipscomb DWE program. — Will Sparks, Supply Chain, Tractor Supply Co.

What Students Are Saying...

I am right at home working at Capital Financial Group. I am an intern in the shared services group, which assists financial advisors. It is a blessing to be able to work directly with people whose jobs you aspire to have some day. — Bennie Harris (BBA, 2020; MBA, 2021)

DWE Interview Days

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students and employers during interviews
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