Teach For America - Helmerich Hall Employer Visit, February 1, 2012
Teach For America set up a table in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall from 9:00-11:30 a.m. for students to visit with them about the opportunities available. They held an information session from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in HELM 211 and provided lunch.
Teach For America is a non-profit organization that recruits college students from all majors to teach for two years in rural or urban areas in the United States. It also partners with companies such as Google, McKinsey and Goldman Sachs so that business students can use their skills and make a difference in communities across the country, while receiving full compensation and extra aid to pay off student loans.
Majors & Career Day! - March 7, 2012
On Wednesday, March 7, Collins College of Business in Helmerich Hall, held the 3rd Annual Majors & Career Day, hosted by the Business Career Center and Undergraduate Advising. This event is open to all students across campus and an invitation was also sent to Tulsa Community College students. Majors & Career Day is designed for students to confirm their chosen major and for students who are undecided to learn more about the various majors offered by Collins College of Business and the careers that are available through those majors. Participants had an opportunity to visit with professors, senior students and alumni in each of the 11 majors offered in the college.
Over 100 students registered at Majors & Career Day and a drawing was held for an iPad2, two $50 Target gift cards and six portfolios from the Business Career Center.
Business Employer Panel - April 2, 2012
The Business Employer Panel gave students the opportunity to hear from professionals in a wide range of industries. Representatives from BOK Financial, Cintas, Grant Thornton, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Tulsa 66ers were our panelists.
The employers talked about what makes their company unique and their personal career paths and why they made the career decisions they did. Students had the chance to hear firsthand what these companies look for in an employee, including everything from resumes to interviews to social media. Following the panel discussion, students had the opportunity to ask additional questions and network with the employers.
Do's & Don'ts of Buying a House - April 19, 2012
Buying a house is one of the biggest and most important steps in a person's life. The Business Career Center wants to make sure students are prepared to do it the right way! Presenters were Jo Albert, McGraw Realtors, Libby Deverges, F&M Bank and Drew Dossey, Integrated Insurance. These professionals outlined all the common mistakes people make in buying their first home and how to avoid falling into those traps. They also shared tips on how to get the most for your money and how to make sure you are prepared to sell your home when the time comes. Refreshments were provided and drawings were held for three padfolios.
Teambuilding for MIS and Accounting Majors - April 20, 2012
Working in teams is a challenge for many students and professionals, but after this workshop TU MIS and Accounting students will be ahead of the curve! Cheri Lindle of C3 Consulting helped the students work through several team challenges which required the four team dimensions of Creator, Advancer, Refiner and Executor to complete the task. Students were able to identify their best dimension and learn how to use their strengths to help create better team environments.