The College of Business will be sponsoring a Spring Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 17th from 11 am- 5 pm! You can help by donating blood, volunteering to help staff the event, or by providing refreshments for the canteen. To sign up to volunteer to help with staffing or to donate snack items, go here: http://www.ecu.edu/business/blooddrive.cfm. Blood donation appointments are not required, but if you prefer you may schedule a blood donation appointment through the American Red Cross website (look for our April 17th event to register).
College of Business instructor T.D. Gribble will host the next Pirate Career Cast on April 3rd. His presentation, “Business Etiquette in the Workplace,” will cover the principles of business etiquette and demonstrate how an understanding of these concepts can create a more professional impression in the workplace as well as foster business relationships and promote a civil working environment. Pirate Career Casts are interactive webcasts facilitated by industry experts. This presentation will take place from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3rd. To register for the webcast and for more information, click here: http://www.piratealumni.com/s/722/rdsite/social.aspx?sid=722&gid=1&pgid=252&cid=4345&ecid=4345&crid=0&calpgid=13&calcid=791
Dr. Jack Revelle, a retired explosive ordinance officer, will speak to students, faculty, and the public at 4:30 pm on Monday, March 25th. The lecture will take place in Room C207 of the Science and Technology Building on campus. This lecture is sponsored by ECU’s College of Business, College of Technology and Computer Science, and the Office of Military Programs.
Dr. Revelle is one of the men responsible for locating and disarming two hydrogen bombs that were accidentally dropped over Faro, N.C., when a B-52 crashed on its way to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. Then a first Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, ReVelle led a 10-man team responsible for disarming and recovering those two bombs, one of which was nestled in a tree and the other buried in a tobacco field and swamp.
Revelle will be joined by Joel Dobson. Dobson authored the 2011 book, “The Goldsboro Broken Arrow,” which tells the story of Revelle’s team. Much of the historical account was only recently declassified and released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Free parking will be available in the lot at the bottom of College Hill, near the intersection with 10th Street.
For more information,
Contact: Dr. Evelyn Brown, professor in the Department of Engineering
The Peer Mentors program is currently taking applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program is generally for those students who have completed 60 credit hours (as of Fall 2013) and have declared their major in the College of Business. As Peer Mentors, they serve as a mentor to business students by developing and participating in events targeted toward first and second year students. They also hold weekly office hours and meet with these students. Becoming a Peer Mentor a great way for students to improve and enhance their leadership and communication skills! It’s also a great addition to graduate school applications and employment resumes. For additional details & requirements on the Peer Mentors program, click on the flyer attached below. The application deadline for the program is March 31st at 5 pm. A link to the application can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/business/success/peermentor.cfm.
The ECU Spring Career Fair is being held tomorrow at Minges Colesium. The event is being held from 10 am – 2 pm. This is a great opportunity for students to “network” with various companies and discuss employment & internship opportunities! We highly encourage students to attend this event. A complete list of the companies attending can be found at www.ecu.edu/career. Professional dress is required to get into the event so dress accordingly. Please make sure to represent ECU and the College of Business in a professional manner at all times.
If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please contact Nadirah Pippen at email@example.com. Duties include greeting and assisting employers with set up, unloading displays, collecting employer/student evaluations, greeting students, etc. Shifts are two hours beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm.
In this edition of the Business Buzz:
- Reasons to attend the upcoming Career Fair in Minges and how to prepare
- Ways to volunteer to help at the Fair
- How to network with employers at the Fair
- New job postings and the full calender of on-campus recruiting events
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The College of Business Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 12:00 pm in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. All students graduating in May 2013 or Summer 2013 are invited to participate in this ceremony.
Regalia (caps and gowns) can be picked up at the Student Store. All undergraduate students will wear purple caps and gowns and purple and gold tassels. Graduate students will wear black caps and gowns and drab hoods and tassels. If you have any questions about regalia, see http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/commencement/regalia.cfm. For a fee, you can have your regalia mailed to you (see details on website).
No invitations will be mailed to this event.
Students must RSVP online at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/graduation.cfm by May 3, 2013. This is a seperate RSVP than the RSVP for the University Ceremony. You must RSVP here if you want to have your name called for the College of Business Ceremony. After you hit “submit” on the online RSVP form, a confirmation will pop up on the screen. You will not receive a confirmation e-mail.
You Must RSVP if you plan to participate in the ceremony. If you fail to do this, your name will not be called at graduation.
Your guests do not need tickets, and there is no limit on the number of guests you can invite. The ceremony will last approximately an hour and half. You can purchase graduation announcements at the Student Store.
The University-wide ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10th at 9:00 am at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. For more information, go to go to http://www.ecu.edu/commencement/.
For additional details on the College of Business Recognition Ceremony, see the attached flyer below.
On Monday, March 18th from 11 am – 2 pm, Dr. Brenda Wells is hosting a JuJuBelle Jewerly Sale where 50% of cash sales and 30% of credit/debit card sales will be donated to the COB Relay for Life Team. The jewelry sale will take place in Bate 3015. JuJuBelle is a national jewelry brand specializing in affordable, interchangeable jewelry. They offer hundreds of items for $10 or less with absolutely nothing being over $30. All items are backed up by a 90 day warranty. You can start to making your shopping list at www.jujubelle.com!
The College of Business Relay for Life Team will be cooking a spaghetti lunch from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6th. You can pick up the lunch or have it delivered (in Bate or Slay) by Deans Eakin, Gibson, and Schwager. Tickets will be sold all this week (Feb 25th-March 1st) on the 3rd floor of Bate from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Tickets are also available in Bate 3016 and Slay 122. Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 the day of the event. Payment must be cash or a check made out to GBA. Also, purple ribbons and luminaries are available for sale–both are $10.00.