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February 2013

College of Business Online Newsletter

February 2013 – Number 200

Dean’s Message
Business Career Services
Graduate Programs
Undergraduate Programs

Dean’s Message

Nominations for 2013 College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards

It is now time to solicit for award nominations for the annual College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards, which are funded by the Dean’s Advisory Council. This is always a great event—an opportunity to recognize our faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the college throughout the past year. This year’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 0119 Gerdin Business Building with a reception immediately following in the Bergstrom Commons.


All nominations should be submitted to Julie Lelonek in the Dean’s Office by Friday, March 1, 2013. A full description of each award, the award criteria and nomination guidelines are available from our college’s Awards webpage at this link. 

Business Career Services

There are still openings on Mock Interview Day (Wednesday, February 6) for students interested in a practice interview with an industry recruiter.


Career Week in the College of Business will be held Wednesday, February 6 – 12. A complete schedule of speaker presentations can be found at: Career Week Speaker Series. Information for students is available on our website and in our office. 


The Spring Career Fair will be Wednesday, February 13 in Hilton Coliseum from noon –
6:00 p.m. Interview Day will follow on Thursday, February 14 in the Memorial Union.  *Please note: our office will be closed that day as our staff will be in the Memorial Union.


We appreciate your support of these events for the students in the College of Business.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the Career Week 2013 events. Please mark your calendars to join us at the Leadership Breakfast at Scheman on February 13 from 9-10:30 a.m. and/or the Career Fair Networking Social that same evening from 6-7 p.m. in Johnny’s at Hilton.


Our staff visited with the following employers during the month of January regarding recruiting efforts with College of Business students:  Hotwire, ISN, Expanxion LLC, and Cargill

Graduate Programs

Mark Peterson, Director of MBA/Graduate Business Career Services, presented at the National Association of Asian MBAs’ Global Career Forum in Hong Kong, January 7-8, held in partnership with MBA Career Services Council. Peterson was a panelist at the event’s opening session, provided an official welcome on behalf of MBACSC, of which he is currently President, and co-moderated a half-day of forum presentations and discussion about MBA careers in Asia.  The event was attended by global MBA career services directors, MBA employers with Asian operations, and MBA students seeking careers in Asia.


Mark Peterson was moderating panelist for a panel of MBA Career Services directors and MBA recruiting managers at the MBA Career Services Council central regional professional development event in Dallas, TX. The panel explored the topic “What is Hot in the MBA Job Market.” Mark’s co-panelists included senior MBA recruitment managers from American Airlines and PepsiCo/Frito Lay, and MBA Career Services Directors from Cornell University and Texas Christian University.


Mark Peterson facilitated the MBA Career Services Council mid-year Board of Directors Meeting, hosted by Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Mark is currently President of MBA CSC.


Mark Peterson presented information on global MBA employment data reporting standards to the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers’ Ontario Regional On-Campus Recruitment Conference, attended by 125 of that organization’s university and corporate members, via Skype.


Dave Cantor has been invited to join the editorial board of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.


Joey George served as conference chair for the 33rd annual International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), held in Orlando, FL, in Decemer 2012.  It was the most successful and largest ICIS ever, with over 1500 attendees. Dr. George had also served as conference co-chair for ICIS in 2001, when it was held in New Orleans, LA.


Joey George and Manjul Gupta presented the paper “The Effects of Culture, Language, and Media on Deception Detection” at the Rapid Screening Technologies, Deception Detection and Credibility Assessment symposium at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences on January 7, 2013.


Undergraduate Programs

The College of Business is looking for more Business Ambassadors! Business Ambassadors are student volunteers that assist in the recruitment of prospective students. Ambassadors provide a positive, inside look to being a College of Business student. They are responsible for giving daily tours, visiting their high schools/community college once per the academic year and blogging about their life as a business student.


If your students are interested, please pick up an application in 1200 Gerdin beginning February 1. 
For more information, click here.


Study Abroad to Italy (CIMBA) informational meetings will be held on February 1 from 10 – 11:00 am and February 7 from 6 – 7:00 pm in 0115 Gerdin.


Do you have students who are interested in International Business?  Please let them know about the International Business Club! There will be an informational meeting on February 7.  Kathy Wieland from Career Services will be presenting on International Internships and Job Search. Meetings are 5:10 – 6:00 pm in 2128 Gerdin. For more information, students can contact Fangrui Hou at Thank you for your support!   

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