The Iowa State University College of Business announces Business Week 2016, which includes a full week of activities for business students and undeclared students who would like to learn about the degrees available in business.
New events this year during Business Week include the inaugural CEO Speaker Series, featuring Dan Houston, (’84 Business Administration – Marketing), CEO of Principal, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 1148 StarkLecture Hall in the Gerdin Business Building.
During his talk, “Journey of a CEO,” Houston will share his story of going from a business student at IowaState to CEO of Principal, a global financial investment management leader with headquarters in DesMoines. Principal, which has offices in 18 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America, has $547 billion in total assets under management.
“We are very excited to have Dan Houston connect with our students as well as members of the Iowa State and Ames community,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “Dan is a true friend of theCollege of Business and serves on our Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a tremendous leader, and I ‘m confident students will enjoy his talk. They will also have time that evening to ask questions. I encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity.”
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Also new on the schedule this year is an Etiquette Dinner for business students. Guest speaker ArdieRoehr, a retired educator and executive director for the Iowa Association of Family and ConsumerSciences, will teach students the importance of etiquette as they attend future business dinners and social events. The event is limited to 50 business students, with reservations being taken on CyHire.
The purpose of Business Week is to provide students with professional development opportunities, such as a Business Week Speaker Series, and to provide opportunities for business students to network with potential employers. Business Week is held each year just before the fall Business, Industry andTechnology Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum, which will be Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. All students on campus are encouraged to attend the career fair, whether or not they currently need an internship or job.
“This is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with business professionals and make important contacts,” Spalding said. “To date, 199 businesses have registered to have representatives at the career fair. I encourage all students to take advantage of the chance to make connections and learn about careers from these wonderful businesses.”
A complete list of Business Week events can be found on the College of Business website:
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