LinkedIn Week

The College of Business is hosting an entire week dedicated to powering up your LinkedIn Profile. Join us each day for mini-workshop or opportunity to boost your profile and make you more likely to be found in searches by recruiters. Why should you have a profile on LinkedIn? There are 500 million users on LinkedIn. There are 6.5 million jobs listed on LinkedIn (65% of those jobs require a bachelor's degree).  Adding a photo to your profile makes you 36 times more likely to receive a message.  94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates! Join us at one (or all!) of the events below. The November 6 and 9 workshops are hands-on and will take place in the COB computer lab. I Created A Profile. Now What? Monday, November 6, 11:00-11:30am Woodard 203 Drop-In LinkedIn Headshots Tuesday, November 7, 9:00am-12:00pm Woodard 233 Lunch-N-Learn: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts with GEICO Wednesday, November 8, 12-12:50pm Woodard 223 – free pizza! Advanced … [Read more...]

College of Business to Honor Alumni at First Annual Business Alumni Awards

Meet the Firms

The First Annual Business Alumni Awards will be held on Friday, October 20 in conjunction with UMW's Homecoming Weekend. The College of Business Alumni Awards will allow alumni to reconnect while also recognizing alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their professions and are leaders in their fields. Registration is open and each ticket includes access to food stations and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available. Recipients will be recognized at the event. Sponsorships are also available. 2017 Award Winners Business Hall of Fame Dave Carey ’96 Sue Meisinger ’74 Dan Wolfe ’84 Distinguished Business Alumni Award Lou Marmo ’94 Robert Strassheim ’96 Sarah Strassheim ’01 Young Business Alumni Award Andrew Blate ’04 Bryan Campbell ’06 Dan Clendenin ’07 Fitz Maro ’11 Charles Reed ’11 … [Read more...]

Lunch-n-Learn Workshop Series

pizza

Join us for pizza and professional development! Reps from Virginia Credit Union and GEICO will lead a series of seminars and share information crucial to life success outside the classroom. Woodard 223 | 12:00pm-12:50pm October 25: Financial Independence: Smart Choices to Succeed Financially presented by Virginia Credit Union November 8: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts presented by GEICO November 15: Building a Better Budget presented by Virginia Credit Union … [Read more...]

October 21: Homecoming

Dean Richardson at Homecoming 2014

UMW's 2017 Homecoming festivities are scheduled for Saturday, October 21.  Be sure to stop by the College of Business tailgating tent between 11:00am - 3:00pm in the Battleground Complex to say hello and grab a giveaway from Acting Dean Ken Machande, faculty and staff!           Athletics Schedule for Homecoming 2017 Women's Volleyball vs. Southern Virginia 3:00 PM Women's Soccer vs. Christopher Newport 1:00 PM Women's Field Hockey vs. Salisbury 12:00 PM Men's Soccer vs. Christopher Newport 3:30 PM … [Read more...]

October 20: College of Business Alumni Awards

Celebrate UMW’s Homecoming with us and attend the 2017 College of Business Alumni Awards event!  Reconnect with fellow alums and honor the achievement and service of this year’s award recipients. … [Read more...]

October 11: College of Business BBQ

Welcome fall with food and fun! The Marketing Club will host a cornhole tournament with an AWESOME prize for the winner! If your club or organization is interested in hosting a table at the BBQ please contact Andrea Cordray. When: Wednesday, October 11 from 11:30-1:00pm Where: Woodard Patio   … [Read more...]

September 27: Speed Networking

Speed Networking is back! The College of Business and the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance are thrilled to present Speed Networking. Students are invited to join Mary Washington alumni and business professionals from the Fredericksburg area on Wednesday, September 27 from 6:15p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business student lounge in Woodard Hall for an evening of networking. Speed Networking allows participants to network with professionals in short intervals making it a great way to develop new connections. Students will be paired with a business professional for a 4 minute interval before switching to professional. It’s informal, FUN and effective! Students who RSVP by Wednesday, September 20 will receive a small set of complimentary business cards to use at the event. Please RSVP to Andrea Cordray at acordray@umw.edu. Attire: Business professional required. … [Read more...]

September 16: Taking Your Business Degree to the Next Step

Family Weekend fall 2012

Family Weekend is an annual event that takes place each fall at the University of Mary Washington. Friends and families of UMW students are invited to visit the campus and get a taste of student life. Over forty events take place throughout the weekend, including these hallmark events: Education Abroad Fair, Cookout & Club Showcase, and Tour of Brompton, Home of the UMW President. The College of Business will host an alumni panel Saturday, September 16 at 10:00am in Woodard Hall, Room 249. Business graduates will be on hand to meet with current students and families as well as to discuss their post-college professional lives and how their experiences at UMW impacted their current work. Panelists: Joey Carleton  '13 Whitney English '09 Chelsea Kopf '15   … [Read more...]

September 13: Meet the Accounting Firms

Are you seeking employment or an internship? Interested in gaining networking experience?  You are invited to participate in UMW’s ‘Meet the Firms’ 2017 event, co-hosted by the UMW Center for Career and Professional Development and the College of Business. This event aims to connect UMW students interested in pursuing a job or internships in accounting with local and regional accounting firms. Attire is business professional. Meet the Accounting Firms Wednesday, September 13 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Woodard Hall, Red Room and Woodard 202 Pre-registration for students is encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their resume to the event. What if I want to submit my resume but I am unable to attend? Students unable to attend or would like to submit their resume to be included in a packet for all employers will need to still pre-register online and upload their resume by September 6, 2017. Students who are unable to … [Read more...]

Senior Reflections: Sean Kinslow ’17

Sean Kinslow

Graduation is here. Four years at Mary Wash already gone, in what seemed like a blink of an eye. Looking back, I am so happy I made the decision that I did in coming to UMW. I have made lifelong friends, made memories and learned things in and out of the classroom that will help shape me fort the rest of my life.  I came to Mary Wash for a degree but I will be leaving with so much more. The “so much more” came from getting involved here on campus. As a business major, I have really enjoyed my four years in the College of Business (COB). Great professors, small class sizes, and a friendly and helpful administration have all left me with an outstanding experience in the COB. Even better than in-classroom activities was getting involved outside of the required lectures. The COB constantly has great events for business majors and non-business majors alike. Activities such as mocktails, speed networking, and guest lectures were some of my favorites. These events helped prepare me for … [Read more...]