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.
Thanks to an idea sparked by an entrepreneurship class, two ECU students are creating a drop-off child care center called PlayCare, providing affordable therapy services for Greenville-area children through ECU’s Office of Public Service and Community Relations.
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.
Written by Sharon Justice, Leadership and Professional Development Program
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.
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.
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.
Paul Alar has led the way as a top investor for 30 years, focusing primarily on various alternative investment strategies. He founded his own Atlanta-based fund, West Mountain Partners LP, in 2002, which was soon recognized as the number one Emerging Manager Fund of Funds by InvestHedge magazine. By 2013, West Mountain Partners had become the best performing fund of funds in the world according to the Barclay Managed Funds Report.