The Center for Business and Economic Research employs a robust staff of economists, researchers, graphic designers, and technical developers who collaborate with faculty and engage in their community.  We also mentor graduate and undergraduate students through internships, assistantships, and real-world projects while they complete their degree programs at Ball State University.

Undergraduate Positions

Student employment opportunities are posted online through the Ball State Career Center’s Cardinal CareerLink.  CBER offers undergraduate positions in economic research, graphic design, and web development.

Economic Research: These students have a variety of duties ranging from clerical work and reception to data collection and literature analysis.  For more details, please contact Lisa Goodpaster.

Graphic Design: These students produce event materials (e.g. invitations and program booklets), promotional items (e.g. posters and brochures), website components (e.g. mockups, individual graphics, basic HTML pages for email), and publications (economic briefs, full-length studies with infographics). 

Though these assignments meet the requirements of a journalism internship and are designed for journalism graphics students, students of all majors are welcome, especially those in visual communications or architecture.  For more details, please contact Victoria Meldrum.

Web Development: These students use best-practices to build content-rich websites based in HTML, PHP, and JavaScript. For more details, please contact Graham Watson.

Graduate Positions

The Center offers assistantships in economic research for graduate students.  Students must be officially admitted to a graduate degree program at Ball State to be eligible for an assistantship.  Application materials may be completed online at are due March 1st.

For more details about the assistantship, please contact Dagney Faulk.

Staff and Professional Positions

Non student employment is posted through Ball State's office of human resources.  CBER employees include economists, administrative specialists, graphic designers, and technical developers.