You are currently browsing articles tagged Events.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, engineers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts and winners are announced. Students learn how to turn ideas into tangible businesses, products, apps, and websites, through real world entrepreneurial experience.

Tags: , , ,

Current and prospective business students have a great opportunity today to network with faculty representatives from each major in the college and with business professionals from a variety of business fields. The venue is the Business Major & Resource Fair and Career Exploration Roundtables, scheduled today, Tuesday 9/27, at 11am—12:15pm, 1—2:15pm and 2:30—3:45pm in Crowley Student Union Ballrooms B and C.

Students should try to ask the faculty and business professionals questions that can’t be answered by a simple Google search. Here are some suggestions.

Questions for faculty:

  • What careers do College of Business graduates pursue with this major?
  • What is new in the field?
  • What kinds of classes do students in this major take in their sophomore and junior years?
  • Who else should I talk to about this major?
  • What do you like about this field?
  • Based on my interests and career goals, which classes should I take to fulfill major electives?
  • Which fields should I consider for a second major or minor?

Questions for professionals:

  • How could I enter your field or organization?
  • What should I do as a student to prepare?
  • What do you like about what you do?
  • What are the challenges?
  • If you could do it over, what would you do different?

Please come to the Business Major & Resource Fair and Career Exploration Roundtables today!


Business Week is Coming!

The College of Business 4th annual Business Week celebration starts in just a few days! We are so excited for all of the events. Business Week really is a celebration of all things business, and each event is designed to help our students and faculty become more connected and more well-informed about what is currently going on in the business community.

This year we’ve organized a brand new event for prospective business students—a tour of the campus and college along with a free barbeque and visit to a business class scheduled for Monday, September 26. This event is designed for anyone who might be interested in coming to the College of Business. Please invite your friends and family to check us out!

Then on Tuesday, September 27 we have the Business Major & Resource Fair and Career Exploration Roundtables. This event offers our current students a chance to learn more about each major available in the college, and to talk to businesspeople about what they do and opportunities in various business fields.

I hope that you can join us for one of these great events. Click here for event details and to review the entire Business Week calendar.

Business Week 2009


 Today you experienced one of the most important events of your life—the start of your college career. We all think of high school and college graduation as huge events—and they are—but today is also a big day. Looking back on my first day of college, it marked for me a major change in my life, and, of course, the start of a journey in higher education that I am still living today!

I hope that you are excited about starting your college career. I am excited about having you here. Remember that each of your advisors, instructors and other staff on campus have made it their job, career or even life’s work to help you. Please take advantage of the resources that are available to you.

And thanks to all of the students and parents who attended the College of Business Welcome Session today (about 150 students were in attendance!). It was wonderful to see you.

College of Business Welcome Event