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Career and Professional Success

Our mission is simple: help Butler students and graduates in their professional development. We support all Bulldogs in their search for internships, jobs, grad school admission, service opportunities, and more, providing guidance as they work toward building fulfilling lives. (With healthy incomes.) The Office of Career and Professional Success (CaPS) provides this assistance to all students and graduates—from all colleges, majors, and classes—for free. For life.

Featured CaPS Initiatives

Your donation helps us grow our CaPS Student Success Fund, money used to subsidize student travel and registration for professional conferences and career fairs, as well as stipends for students in financial need working in lower-paid internships with community service organizations. Your gift helps us fund our new self-service CaPS Headshot Booth, an on-campus installation allowing all students and graduates to take professional headshots anytime, for free. And, you’ll be supporting our CaPS Career Mentors, retired Indy executives we connect with business students. We thank you in advance for any support you can give! 

Questions? Please contact us anytime at or 317-940-9383. 

Chicago Trek Challenge
Leaders of the Chicago Butler Community have come together to support the Chicago Trek. The Chicago Trek is an opportunity for students to network with Butler alumni and employers. The goal of the program is to introduce students to Chicago and the benefits of living and working in the country’s third-largest city all while introducing students to internship and career opportunities within the city. Chicago Butler Community members will match your gifts to the Chicago Trek Fund up to $2,000. Once our challenge is complete, we will support 4 students' ability to attend the Chicago Trek.

Detroit Trek Challenge
Support career exploration opportunities in Detroit! Since 2018, Butler students have traveled to Detroit over Fall Break to network with alumni and employers and learn about internship and career opportunities in the Motor City. Along with tours of companies where Butler alumni work or have contacts, students also participate in networking events with alumni in the area, allowing them an opportunity to hear about what it’s like to live and work in the city directly from fellow Bulldogs! These Detroit Treks have been made possible through donations from local alumni. Leaders of the Greater Detroit Butler Community will match your donations to the Detroit Trek Fund dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000 – doubling your impact! Our goal is to raise $6,000, covering the cost of the entire 2022 Detroit Trek for 10 Butler students.

Lacy School of Business Career Mentors Challenge
Support Lacy School of Business students! 100 gifts to the LSB Career Development Fund will unlock $5,000 to support the Career Mentors program! The Career Mentors program has become a cornerstone of the LSB student experience. Mentors help students discover career paths and interests, while also supporting them as they navigate life's day-to-day challenges. Make your gift to ensure transformative experiences like this are available for current and future Bulldogs!

Participation Challenge
Some call it giving back, we call it the Butler Way. Thank you, Bulldogs! And a special thank you to Ken Massaroni '83 and Lori Ziemba '82, and Lynne Zydowsky '81for funding this challenge.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Area of Campus Leaderboard
Check out which Area of Campus is leading the pack on Day of Giving!
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 226
2 Live Mascot Program 204
3 Lacy School of Business 188
4 Alumni Engagement 156
5 College of Education 129
6 College of Communication 121
7 Athletics 120
8 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 110
9 Jordan College of the Arts 80
10 Esports 57
11 Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement 55
12 Student Affairs 46
13 Center for Faith and Vocation 24
14 Career and Professional Success 21
15 Butler Arts and Events Center 15
16 Libraries 10
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Challenge
We did it! Thanks to all LAS Faculty and Staff that made a gift.
100 / 100 Gifts
Alumni Community Leaderboard
Check out which Alumni Communities are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
Please indicate if you are a member of a regional alumni community
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Central Indiana Community 217
2 Chicago Community 68
3 Greater Detroit Community 24
4 Greater Boston Community 21
5 Greater New York Community 15
6 St. Louis Community 14
7 Bay Area Community 9
8 Fort Wayne Community 9
9 Cincinnati Community 8
10 Washington, DC Community 8
11 Greater Evansville Community 7
12 Atlanta Community 6
13 Mile High Community 5
Chicago Trek Challenge
We unlocked funding for 4 Bulldogs to attend the Chicago Trek!
$1,360 MATCHED
Detroit Trek Challenge
Together we funded the entire Detroit Trek for 2022, giving 10 students the opportunity to explore the Motor City!
$3,000 MATCHED
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