Lakeland University Student-Run Businesses

Become A CEO Today!

Hub For Innovation

Lakeland has always been a hub for innovation.

In that spirit, this spring we will hire five students to be a part of a new Lakeland student-run business enterprise. Our student-run businesses will offer unparalleled experiential learning and small business management opportunities.

Students will be empowered to create, develop, manage and lead business ventures while developing the next generation of emerging leaders. These powerful experiences are part of a campus-wide initiative that instills an entrepreneurial mindset that is applicable across all majors.

Unparalleled Experiential Learning

Become A Leader

Lakeland is excited to invite students to apply for an unparalleled experiential learning and small business management opportunity that will set graduates apart from the competition. At the core of our student-run businesses will be the people – Lakeland University students.Students will:

  • Make decisions.
  • Be responsible for financial success.
  • Develop marketing strategies.
  • Lead teams.
  • Strategize and innovate for long-term success.
  • Be responsible for providing valuable income for many Lakeland students
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Four Divisions

Lakeland University's student-run businesses will begin with four divisions.

The Hospitality Division will provide outstanding customer service and satisfaction while adapting to consumer needs. The businesses to be run under the hospitality division will be: The Daily Grind (coffee shop), The Muskie Mart (grocery and convenience store), athletic department concessions and facility rental and event planning (internal and external).

The Non-Profit Division will provide local non-profit agencies with temporary and/or long-term staff at little to no cost. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of local non-profit organizations by providing outstanding students to fill administrative and professional roles or customized projects or events. Additionally, this division’s team works with area non-profits as they consider consolidating resources to improve efficiencies and collaboration for greater impact in the community. Some of the non-profits currently being served by Lakeland University are The Above & Beyond Children’s Museum, The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The Merchandising Division will provide goods to elevate the Lakeland University brand through the design and production of targeted consumer goods. The division will collaborate with the apparel sold at the Campus Bookstore and through pop-up shops.

The Develop U Division will provide customized professional growth opportunities and continued training to improve useful skills and enhance competencies by experienced instructors for internal and external constituents.

Student Positions: Who Should Apply?

Are you entrepreneurial? Are you self-motivated, accountable and eager? Do you want a professional experience that will set you apart from your peers?

We have hired the inaugural leadership team and will introduce you to the team soon!

Watch for hiring opportunities coming fall semester 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact Kym Leibham at!