Students focus on networking & community involvement during Business Week

University of Nevada, Reno College of Business student-driven event designed to inform the community of the impact business has across all disciplines

9/19/2013 - By: Nicole Shearer
Business Student Council members meet regularly to plan Business Week, an event celebrating business in our community.

"Business is more than you think." This long-standing tagline for the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business is brought to life each year during Business Week, an event hosted by the Business Student Council. Set for Sept. 23 through Sept. 27, Business Week will offer students and the community an opportunity to explore networking, personal branding, entrepreneurship training and more.

The Business Student Council works with College of Business faculty throughout the summer to put together an action-packed week at the start of each fall semester. The hope is that students throughout the University achieve a better understanding for how business impacts every college and major at the University.

"I am personally involved in Business Week because I think it is a great opportunity to show everyone what the College of Business has to offer both on campus and in the community," Maria Martinez, a junior business marketing major, communication minor and Business Student Council vice president, said. "The Business Student Council's goal is that students across campus learn about the different academic and professional opportunities available to them. The council wants to target non-business majors as well as business majors because all of the events are meant to help students prepare for that job after graduation. Employers from the community will be on campus throughout Business Week which is a great opportunity for students to network." 

Some highlighted events for Business Week this year include:

  • Personal Branding Workshop, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, 3rd Floor.
    Associate professor Bret Simmons will lead this interactive session that will build content and conversation around professional value using principles of permission, inbound marketing and social media platforms as tools.
  • Advancing Our Mutual Interests through Education Exchanges, Trade and Entrepreneurship, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, 3rd Floor
    Representatives from Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEM) and Universidad Mexicana de Innovacion en Negocios (UMIN) will discuss opportunities for citizens from both Mexico and the United States to develop a 21st century workforce for mutual economic prosperity.  
  • CEO Speaker Alan Olive, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
    Alan Olive, CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center, will discuss the strategic direction of the organization and the impact healthcare has in business.

"The open exchange of ideas is one of the foundations of all universities," Jim McClenahan, director of corporate relations and outreach in the College of Business, said. "The College of Business looks at Business Week as a chance to make students accountable for that mission. Hosting and facilitating the conversation allows them to participate in the economic development engine of the area while giving them experiential learning opportunities."

For a full list of events visit www.unr.edu/business/bweek. All events are free and open to the public.


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