Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana serves as a resource to prepare our students and Indiana's businesses for global leadership, citizenry, and success.

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GAP Program

Berry Plastics GAP team at their Global Headquarters for a project meeting with executives.

GAP Program

Morgan takes a break while working on the Jezreel Expedition in Israel.

GAP Program

A. O. Smith team returning from presentation to senior executives in Milwaukee.

GAP Program

Collecting data for the GAP Neuromarketing project.

What is GAP?

This innovative, experiential program bridges the GAP between what you learn in the classroom and what you need in the real world. Multi-disciplinary teams of students work side-by-side with leading organizations on real-world issues that matter. Guided by faculty coaches and outside experts, participants produce practical outcomes for their clients. Receive class credit while impacting your world! Watch the video.

Why Should You Participate?

The GAP program is your chance to:

  • Put your skills to work in the real world and make a difference.
  • Work with students from other majors.
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Earn credit and gain marketable skills.
  • All majors welcome!

View one example of how GAP led to an internship.

Sample Projects

  • The Jezreel Expedition: Develop a marketing and fundraising strategy for an archeological dig in Israel.
  • Berry Plastics: Advise a global manufacturer on international expansion strategy.
  • Neuromarketing: Utilize state-of-the-art neuroscience equipment for market research.
  • Mission Guatemala: Improve nutrition, health and education delivery services for people in rural Guatemala.
  • Alternative Energy: Use state-of-the-art weather and solar equipment to identify wasted energy on campus and in the community and make recommendations for improving energy efficiency.
  • UE Cultural District: Identify cultural factors that make UE special and provide recommendations on the development of the new UE Cultural District.
  • Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville: Help attract foreign direct investment to the city of Evansville.

How To Participate


For more information, contact:

Erin Lewis, Program Director