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W. FRANK BARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Business Week 2013

 

Business Week 2013 is an annual Barton School of Business event that is designed to help students explore various areas with business.  You will have the opportunity to meet alumni, network with professionals, explore different career paths, and learn what it takes to be successful.  Events are free, though many sessions require reservations.  All students, regardless of major, are invited to participate.


Monday, March 4

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Barton School and WSU Campus Information Tables

Clinton Hall lobby
Stop by Clinton Hall to learn about services and opportunities that the Barton School of Business and WSU has to offer.  Representatives from Career Services, MBA Program, Study Abroad programs and summer Study Abroad program will be available to answer your questions about each of these programs. 

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Workshop: 5 Steps to Becoming a Better Business Researcher

Clinton Hall, Room 203
Melissa Mallon, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Library Instructions
This workshop will present tips and tricks designed to save you time and make the research process easier. You'll learn strategies for utilizing social media to make the research process more effective, techniques for researching potential employers, how to choose the right tools for your research needs, easy ways to keep up with the latest research in your field, and essential apps for business researchers. Advance registration is required, seating is limited to 25.  Lunch will be provided.


Tuesday, March 5

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Spirit AeroSystems

Clinton Hall, Room 200

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cessna HR Presentation

Clinton Hall, Room 200

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Workshop: Own Your Future

Clinton Hall, Room 203
Create a website to manage all your educational and career information, qualifications, and achievements.  Using myEfolio™, you can showcase projects, reports, and community involvement beyond a “resume”.   Advance registration is required, seating is limited to 25.  Lunch will be provided.

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsor Information Tables

Clinton Hall lobby
Representatives from some of the companies who are sponsoring Business Week will be available to talk with students who would like more information on their companies and career opportunities.  Take advantage of this time to network and thank them for sponsoring Business Week this year.


Wednesday, March 6

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsor Information Tables

Clinton Hall lobby
Representatives from some of the companies who are sponsoring Business Week will be available to talk with students who would like more information on their companies and career opportunities.  Take advantage of this time to network and thank them for sponsoring Business Week this year.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop: Commercial Real Estate Site Analysis

Devlin Hall, Room 103
When a business needs to relocate, what factors are important?  Are demographics or physical attributes more significant?  The brokerage team at NAI Martens will demonstrate how they help businesses find solutions to their commercial real estate needs.  This interactive site analysis session will include small group breakouts and problem solving with seasoned commercial brokers.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Grant Thornton

Clinton Hall, Room 107
This presentation from Grant Thornton will cover various topics, such as; what are the job opportunities that currently exist for accounting graduates, not just public accounting, but also industry, governmental, and not for profit.  What is public accounting in general and what CPA’s do.  They will also discuss the different sizes of firms, i.e. the big firms, medium firms, small firms, and individual practitioners, and how the work varies among these different practices.  Restrictions on what you can do if you audit SEC clients vs. those who do not audit SEC clients.  Grant Thornton will discuss what their firm sees as the future of public accounting in the U.S., and what major changes they see happening and how that will impact their firm and the accounting profession.  For Accounting majors only.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
"What Do You Want" - Creating an Engaging Marketing Campaign

Clinton Hall, Room 107
Do What? Build an entire offline, online, and mobile marketing campaign in-house that includes initiatives designed to lead consumers from one marketing message to another by integrating engagement strategies? Inhouse? Learn from a few members of the Meritrust marketing team, Vice President of Marketing Jamie Taulbee and Lead Creative Designer Brice Tabor, as they share their experiences and tips for developing a successful campaign in-house. Commercial included.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Transforming Daily Life at Koch Industries

Clinton Hall, Room 107
Learn about how one of the largest companies in the world continues to practice innovation to deliver products and services that create value for customers around the world. Also learn what virtues and skills are most valuable in the workplace today and how working for Koch can be one of the most fulfilling career experiences anywhere.

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Techie Tips

Clinton Hall, Room 203
CCH professionals will present a showcase of new and up-coming technology impacting the accounting industry.  The showcase introduces new gadgets, new financial management tools, OCR (optical character recognition) and latest trends in the mobile market.  There is also an Excel demonstration highlighting Sparklines and Aggregate functions.  This is a must-see for students who want to get an update of latest technology trends in classroom and at the office.
Advance registration is required, seating is limited to 25.  Lunch will be provided.

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Keynote - Building the Supply Chain of the Future

Devlin Hall, Room 107
Victor Bridgeman Sr., General Manager- Global Supply Chain, GE Healthcare
The supply chain has progressed beyond just Manufacturing, Logistics, Sourcing and Materials Management.  While all these areas remain important facets, new emerging markets have created additional needs that have created new and dynamic partnerships between commercial and supply chain organizations.  During my presentation, I will speak about the demands of the new “Solutions” Supply Chain that delivers results beyond the factory doors. This new supply chain presents both skills, capability and resource challenges.


Thursday, March 7

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Panel Presentation: Investment Strategies

Clinton Hall, Room 126   

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panelist: Careers in Finance

Clinton Hall, Room 126

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
E3 Learning – What is it?

Clinton Hall, Room 203
Doug Hensler, Dean
Dean Hensler will be presenting a workshop on E3 Learning, discussing what it is and how the Barton School is using it. Reservations are required. To reserve your space go to Barton School webpage under events.  Advance registration is required, seating is limited to 25.  Lunch will be provided.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Dean Is In – Get Involved

Clinton Hall lobby
The Barton School Dean’s Ambassadors are excited to host ‘The Dean Is In,’ a great opportunity for students to meet and mingle with the Dean of the Barton School, Doug Hensler, as well as faculty and staff members.

Join us on the 2nd floor lobby of Clinton Hall where you can chat one-on-one with these influential people about anything that may be on your mind!  This event is open to all business students and faculty/staff.

Refreshments will be provided.  This will be a come-and-go event so we hope you can stop by before or after your classes!

Many of the Barton School Student Organizations will also have informational tables during this time for you to explore ways to get involved in the Barton School.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurship Forum Series

Devlin Hall, Room 107


Saturday, March 9

10:30 am -1:00 pm
Barton Student Organizations Showdown

Clinton Hall, Room 107
Barton Student Organizations, are you ready to showcase your business knowledge and skills! Gather your group and come out to enjoy games, lunch, and socializing with your fellow peers. Teams will participate in a series of games to showcase pride in their organization and to earn grants for their group! For further information or to sign up, please contact BSDA Secretary Stratton Lange at smlange@wichita.edu. Lunch is free and prizes can be earned! Sign your team up today to reserve a spot in the competition!

For more information, contact the Barton School of Business at 316-978-3200.

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