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School of Business & Economics Kicks Off 3rd Annual Business Week

This year’s theme of the School of Business and Economics 3rd Annual Business & Economics Week from April 7-11 is “Fundamentals for Success.” The week will include an assortment of presentations geared toward providing a foundation for personal and professional success.

Most of the events are free of charge and open to both the IU Northwest community and the public. The Friday luncheon is open only to IU Northwest students.

Following is the schedule of events:

Monday, April 7, 1-2 p.m.

Leadership Opportunities, Library Conference Center, Suite A.

Keith Kirkpatrick, executive director of IU Northwest’s Institute for Innovative Leadership, will conduct an interactive session on the wide range of leadership opportunities one can pursue both on and off campus and the benefits gained from having this valuable experience.

Tuesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.– Noon

Crisis Management for Home & Life, Library Conference Center, Suites ABC.

George P. Miga, an adjunct professor in the School of Business & Economics as well as a crisis management and media relations consultant for major corporations in North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Far East, will present an extremely valuable workshop with practical and sensible precautions to help protect the home and loved ones in a crisis. After this session, one will be better prepared for the challenges involved in preventing emergencies, be better able to deal with them efficiently when they occur, and be better able to recover from them when they are resolved. Each participant will receive a written guide, approved by the American Red Cross, which will help in preparing a home survival kit.

Wednesday, April 9, 1-3 p.m., Savannah Center 203/204 and

Thursday, April 10 10 a.m.-Noon, Conference Center ABC

Five Seconds: Projecting a Positive Image

Desila Rosetti, Quality & Organizational Development Specialist with IU Northwest’s Center for Management Development, will discuss the importance of projecting a strong personal image, the way you can “package” yourself for a successful career, the necessary skills for effective networking and the way you can master the fine art of small talk.

Thursday, April 10, 4-5 p.m.

How do Professionals Pick Stocks?, Savannah Auditorium.

Brian Bruce, a renowned finance expert responsible for the research and management of the global equity strategies at Pan Agora Asset Management and a visiting professor of investments at Baylor University, will share his research on how behavioral factors influence the way in which professionals choose their stocks.

Friday, April 11 Noon–3 p.m. (12:30 p.m. Lunch)

ABSO Student-to-Business Networking Luncheon, Conference Center.

The following event is open only to IUN students. The Accounting & Business Student Organization along with the School of Business & Economics, the Office of Career Services, and UPS, will host a Student-to-Business Networking Luncheon. Approximately 200 company representatives from Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland suburbs have been invited to network with IU Northwest students. This is a chance to get to know individuals from a variety of organizations and find out what opportunities are available — including job shadowing, internships, part-time, full-time and summer employment. R.S.V.P. is required. The cost of the lunch is $12 or $7 for ABSO members. For more information, please call the Office of Career Services at (219) 980-6650.

For more information on activities, please call the School of Business and Economics at (219) 980-6633.



Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
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