BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students will have the opportunity to take part in several special events next week as part of a joint effort that has been labeled “Jumping into Business.” Alpha Kappa Psi and Pi Sigma Epsilon, in conjunction with the Business College Council, will host the extravaganza, with the first event to take place Tuesday, Sept. 17. “Jumping into Business” will culminate Thursday, Sept. 19, with a panel discussion that will feature members of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council. All business students are invited to attend every event.
“We’ll have a student organization fair Tuesday and Wednesday in the courtyard at the Business Education Complex, snowballs, a rock wall, a resumé writing seminar, and other activities,” said BCC President Paul Broussard. “The whole idea behind this is to engage students in a somewhat social way while providing them valuable services that will help prepare them for their futures.”
According to Broussard, an overwhelming majority of the college’s student organizations will be participating in the fair and in the collection of food for the LSU Food Pantry, which serves needy LSU students.
“Students can bring non-perishable donations to the student organization fair – canned tuna or chicken, canned soups, peanut butter, pasta, rice, dried beans, etc. – and help their fellow students out,” Broussard said. “These three days are an opportunity to really get something and to give back.”
The full list of events is as follows:
Tuesday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student Organization Fair: Business-related student organizations will be setup in Virginia’s Courtyard at the BEC to speak with students interested in learning more about them. The fair will also include a food drive for the LSU Food Pantry. The student organization that receives the most food donations will win a trophy. Students are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to donate. Free snowballs will be served.
Chat with the Dean: E. J. Ourso College Dean Richard D. White Jr. will hold office hours in The Commons of The Rotunda. Students are encouraged to stop by and speak to the dean about anything that is on their minds.
LSU Career Services Resumé Writing: Representatives from LSU Career Services and companies like Deloitte, CB&I, and Marathon Petroleum will speak to students in The Auditorium of the BEC and discuss résumé writing techniques and other helpful strategies for obtaining a job or internship.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student Organization Fair: Business-related student organizations will be setup in Virginia’s Courtyard at the BEC to speak with students interested in learning more about them. The fair will also include a food drive for the LSU Food Pantry. The student organization that receives the most food donations will win a trophy. Students are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to donate. Free snowballs will be served, and a rock wall will also be set-up for students to test their climbing prowess from 10 a.m. to noon on the sidewalk between Patrick F. Taylor Hall and the BEC.
Thursday, Sept. 19
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
DAC Panel Discussion: Members of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council will talk about their LSU experiences, what they wish they knew then that they know now and answer questions from students. Scheduled to appear are Scott Newitt of Firefly Distillery, Shawn Usher of Sparkhound, Leon Hirsch of Woodside Energy and John Barnidge of R360 Environmental Solutions. Jeff Zehnder of Zehnder Communications will moderate the event. This panel will be held in the BEC Rotunda.
Student organizations participating in the Student Organization Fair include:
Alpha Kappa Psi
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Beta Alpha Psi
Business College Council
CFP Board-Registered Program
Delta Sigma Pi
Diplomats for Diversity
LSU Center for Internal Auditing
National Association of Black Accountants
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Society of Human Resource Management
Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Fellows
Student Finance Association
Student Real Estate Association