Beyond The Classroom

Business Honors offers a variety of high-impact and immersive learning opportunities beyond the classroom to enhance your educational experience.

Professional Development Events

Business Honors offers approximately 70 professional development events annually, including executive speakers, lectures, case competitions, book and movie clubs, and skill development workshops. You must attend at least four of these events per year; however, most students participate in many more.

Signature Work

Signature Work is a multi-semester effort you will begin fall semester of your sophomore year and complete the semester you graduate. It is a long-term project of your choosing in which you have time and space to embrace what can be learned about something you care about. This personal project is designed to help you develop integrative and creative learning skills you can apply across all areas of your life.

Regional & National Trips

Business Honors arranges a 6-day trip to a major American city each year. Students visit major companies, engage in cultural activities, and explore the area. Recent locations include New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Portland, and Atlanta. Also, day trips to Texas-based companies occur each semester as well.

Community Service

Groups of Business Honors students are active in the local community, volunteering with organizations including Advancement Via Individual Determination (a college readiness program), Lemonade Day (teaching children entrepreneurship) and Twin City Mission (resale shops and homeless shelters).

Interest Networks

Business Honors students have formed student-organized and student-run networks based on career interests, including consulting, investment banking, medicine, and law. As a Business Honors student, you can connect with peers and former students who share similar interests, experiences, and goals as you to leverage knowledge, resources, and networks.


You will complete an internship experience for course credit. Most students fulfil this requirement the summer after their junior year. Several resources are available to aid you in your preparation, search, and interview readiness, including the Career Center, the annual Career Fair, and your academic advisor. Also, Business Honors will provide additional professional development prior to your internship, including information on course credit requirements and workplace etiquette.

Education Abroad

There is a big world out there! You are encouraged to take advantage of the wide variety of international experiences available through Texas A&M. The Center for International Business Studies offers numerous study abroad opportunities for Mays students or can connect you with other university-sponsored or independent trips. Trips range in length from 2 weeks to a full semester (fall, spring). Opportunities to intern or volunteer abroad are also available. Study abroad scholarships are available from several university resources.

Summer Reading

As a incoming freshman, you will read “Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike” by Phil Knight. Business Honors will provide you with a copy of the book and you are expected to be ready to discuss the book at the Business Honors Orientation in August at the start of your first semester.

You will continue to complete a summer reading assignment from a curated list each year. Business Honors is able to purchase a copy of your choice for you. The summer 2023 selections include:

  • Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
  • Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose
  • Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan
  • Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone