YOUR Student Resources & Opportunity Center!

The Bracken Center provides and facilitates student engagement opportunities for business students through a variety of programs, events, services, and activities. We are THE HUB for business communications assistance, business job & internship opportunities, professional development, international opportunities, student organizations, as well as some business scholarships and fellowships.

Explore using the navigation links to the left and below.

Main Programs include:

Bracken Business Communications Clinic (BBCC):

• The BBCC offers one-on-one coaching by business communications professionals to improve students’ writing, speaking, interviewing, and oral presentation skills.

Student Career Opportunities and Internships:

• In close coordination with MSU’s Career, Internship & Student Employment Services Office, the Bracken Center offers internship and career information and advising for business students, including networking opportunities, workshops and presentations on job search skills. 
    - Meet the Accounting Recruiters during the fall semester and Meet the Business Recruiters during the fall and spring semesters, exclusively for business students.
    - Many info & networking sessions with companies seeking to hire our students throughout the year (i.e. KPMG, R/GA, Elixiter, etc).

  • JJCBE also offers programs exclusively to business students such as the  CATalyst Mentoring Program.

Fellowships, Internships, and Support:

• Study Abroad and International Scholarships - The Bracken Center administers some scholarships and fellowships exclusively for students, including the Armistead and Bracken International Fellowships, Gallinger Business Development and Russell W  Crawford International Business Scholarships to support participation in international exchanges and internships.

• Performance Based Scholarships - There is also the Gary K. Bracken Student Scholarships, the PRIDE Award, and Harrington’s Bottling Company Student Mentorship Award available for students.

• Each summer, 1-2 students participate in the almost all-expenses-paid one month internship with the Starzen Company in Tokyo, Japan.

• The Bracken Center assists faculty with curriculum innovation and professional development support.

• Student Professionalism Support – The Bracken Center has funding to assist students and student organizations with expenses to attend conferences, competitions and company visits. 


Student Clubs:

• The Bracken Center supports nine student clubs: American Marketing Association at MSU, Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Enactus/Social Impact Club, Finance Club, International Business Club, LaunchCats, Management Club, and Montana Investment Group (MIG).  Staff assist with organizing events, guest speakers, fund raising activities and communications for student groups.

• The Bracken Center administers the Alderson Student Support program through which the College provides funding for student clubs to participate in competitions and other professional activities.

 Beta Gamma Sigma, the prestigious international honors society in business, is advised through The Bracken Center.


Brief History of the Center

Created through a $3 million donation in 2002 from the family and friends of Gary K. Bracken ’61, the Bracken
Center facilitates excellence in undergraduate business education through a high quality learning environment. The Center accomplishes its mission through a focus on excellent academic preparation, the development of professional skills and nurturing personal growth.