Catalog 2022-2023

Economics and Business Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Global Awareness

  • Study Abroad
  • Career Services Internship with an international company or in the international department of a domestic company

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Career Services Internship

Service to the World

  • Arkansas Asset Builders - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
  • United Way - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Special Projects

  • BUSI 497 Corporate Strategy
  • Business Plan (does not have to be for a competition, but it can be used for one)
  • Explorations Peer Assistant

Undergraduate Research

  • ECON 497 Economic Research
  • Baker Prize Research Project


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Program
  • Various leadership positions (Student Senate Executive Committee, Campus Kitty Chair, Social Committee Chair, Residential Life RA, SOAR Mentor, etc.)

Service to the World

  • Nonprofit volunteering
  • Miller Center Service Learning Trips

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