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Business Week

Business Week 2017-09-21T14:59:43+00:00
Four students standing in front of a table of t-shirts

College of Business Celebrates Business Week:
September 11-15, 2017

Since 1995, Iowa State University’s College of Business has organized Business Week. The purpose of this dedicated 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 and Technology Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum, which will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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.

The Business Week events provide a wealth of information, knowledge, and services to the business students at Iowa State, and create an opportunity for our sponsors to interact with prospective interns and employees.

2017 Speaker Series
Monday, September 11

Business Week t-shirt handout

8:30 a.m. – until out
Granite Hallway, Gerdin Business Building

Monday, September 11

Sweet Treat Kickoff

11:30 a.m. – until food runs out
Northeast Campanile Lawn (Central Campus)

Tuesday, September 12

Coffee & Snack Break

8:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Granite Hallway, Gerdin Business Building

 Red White and Blue shield - logo
Tuesday, September 12

Etiquette Dinner

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Campanile Room, Memorial Union


 green leef over blue square graphic
Wednesday, September 13

Service Project, Meals from the Heartland

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Business Building

 Black and Green Graphic logo
Wednesday, September 13

CEO Speaker Series – Kenneth Sullivan, Smithfield Foods, Inc.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building

 College of Business Red Logo
Thursday, September 14

Trivia Night
With Prizes!

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Center

 Enterprise LogoKingland Systems Logo Koch Industries LogoLand O' LakesLennoxMass Mutual Logo  Blue Logo  TransamericaUnited Rentals
Friday, September 15

Coffee & Snack Break

8:45-11:00 a.m.
Granite Hallway, Gerdin Business Building

 Black logo that says Lennox with a half circle around the X
Friday, September 15

Pitch Your Business Competition
With cash prizes!

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Economic Development Building

 Rockwell CollinsDark Transit LogoPrincipal

Thank you to our Business Week sponsors!

Event Sponsors: T-Shirt Sponsor: Speaker Series Sponsors:  General Series Sponsors:
  • ADM
  • Central Iowa Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Dart
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Kingland Systems
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Lennox Industries
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • Principal
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Transamerica
  • Union Pacific
  • Grinnell Mutual
  • 3M
  • Kingland Systems
  • Lennox
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Workiva
  • International Paper
  • Transamerica
  • Thivent Financial

2017 Business Week Committee

Mike Bootsma, Lecturer of Accounting
Tara Fisher, Program Assistant
Jason Frei, Business Council
Monica Gordillo, Lecturer of Management
Scott Grawe, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Kara Masteller, Student/President of Business Council
Gracen Kostelecky, Web Manager
Amanda Scott, Assistant Director, Marketing & Alumni Relations
Diana Sloan, Director, Graduate Marketing & Alumni Relations
Michele Tapp, Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
Brenda Thorbs-Weber, Academic Adviser & Multicultural Liaison Officer
Katey Trecker, Business Council
Kathy Wieland, Director, Business Career Services
Diana Wright, Program Coordinator, Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship