Professors to Retire after 55 Combined Years at ECU

Veteran College of Business professors Dr. Judith Hunt and Dr. Fred Schadler will retire at the beginning of the fall semester, marking more than 55 years of combined teaching at East Carolina University. The 2014-2015 academic year is Hunt’s 27th year in the Department of Management and Schadler’s 28th year in the Department of Finance.

Harriett Moore in the College of Business’ Advising Office also retired on March 31 after a career spanning more than 20 years at East Carolina University.

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Risk Management Insurance Students Travel to Washington DC

Written By Marcie Southward, Administrative Support Associate, Department of Accounting

Every year the Risk Management Insurance students go on multiple trips to conferences, conventions, and meetings all over the U.S.  On April 21st some of the students will be heading to Washington DC for the Big “I” Legislative Conference.

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ECU College of Business Holds Inaugural Leadership Conference

The College of Business held its first-ever Business Leadership Conference from March 31 to April 1, bringing in local titans of industry to speak to more than 1,000 business students.

More than 1,000 students participate in the college's first -ever Business Leadership Conference.
More than 1,000 students participate in the college’s first -ever Business Leadership Conference.

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Crowd-Funding

Crowd-Funding represents the marketing of the future.  From creative, social projects to start-up companies, Crowd-Funding is a new source of independent financing. It utilizes three populations including the Project Developer who seeks the funds, the Donators who may receive a stake in the project, a token gift or simply good feelings for supporting a worthwhile cause and the Platform.  The fundraising Platforms may include: Kickstarter, Fundly, GoFundMe, Microventures, and Fundageek just to name a few. These platforms take a pre-set percentage of the money raised by the venture.  The platform has become a popular source of funding for independent projects around the globe and appeals to the connected generation.

Jonathan Rorech, an ECU College of Business MBA student has utilized this platform to support his outside interest as a filmmaker. Through the link below you can learn more about Jonathan’s project and see how entrepreneurs are leveraging technology in order to support their dreams.

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Engaged Learning and Outreach through the Small Business Institute

The small business management course has a long history in the Department of Management at East Carolina University. In 1972, the Small Business Institute® (SBI) model was initiated through a partnership between the Small Business Administration and eight select universities in the United States. The SBI model is based on an engaged learning experience where student teams complete consulting projects for regional small business owners. This experience allows students to gain firsthand knowledge of the complexities of managing a small business, while providing the clients with recommendations aimed at resolving key business problems. These reports include a section with creative recommendations, along with a budget and implementation plan.

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From the most recent SBI Conference

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Tips For Writing A Personal Statement

Written by Sharon Justice, Leadership and Professional Development Program

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When do you need a personal statement?  Anytime you want to market yourself.  You are an Entrepreneur of your own career so you better get started.  No one else is going to jump start your career for you, so take charge now.  How you respond to “tell me about yourself” can be the entry into more conversation, or it can be a door shutting on opportunity.

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Don’t Forget To Check With Financial Aid

It’s that time of the year when college seniors are beginning to think about their final exams, their graduation, and their first day out in the real world. One thing I’ll bet very few are thinking about is their student loans. Yet, one of the most important things a soon to be graduate should do is to make one final trip to the financial aid office before graduation.

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ECU AMA To Attend Conference in New Orleans

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AMA at a benefit night to raise money for this trip.

 

The ECU chapter of the American Marketing Association will have 13 students attending the International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans March 19-21.  These students (11 officers and 2 committee members) were chosen to represent the chapter because of their active participation throughout this academic year.  The trip was made possible through the generosity of the SGA, Dean Eakins of the COB, and a private donor.  The students will be accompanied by their faculty advisor, Jane Lang, and will compete with hundreds of other collegiate chapters in the US and abroad.

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