The 3rd Thursday GoGlobal! Program was sponsored by Dean Keep’s Advisory Council and co-sponsored by the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, and Women in Business. We SKYPE’d with classmates in Heidelberg and organizers of global internships in Chile AND met with alumni & faculty who have worked around the world! Read more here.
The TCNJ Fed Challenge team is pictured here with advisor Dr. Michele Naples (far left.) They competed in the Philadelphia Fed Region Fed Challenge on Nov. 5th at Lehigh University.
Finance senior Matt Liang said attending “The BGS Global Leadership Summit was a great experience. I was able to identify my key strengths and learn how to best utilize them as a leader. There were numerous speakers from all career paths; music producers to CEOs. I enjoyed getting to meet business students from all over the world and compete in a case study along side of them.”
Alpha Kappa Psi welcomes it’s Gamma Class! AKPsi is a business fraternity open to students of all majors. The TCNJ colony was installed on May 3, 2014, officially becoming Chi Xi, the 353rd chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi with 31 initiated brothers. Visit their webpage here.
The TCNJ Entrepreneurship Club recently hosted alumnus Chris Hindley ’04 (center), founder of Hoodie Pillow, who appeared on the TV show “Shark Tank.” See more here. TCNJEC also co-sponsored the School of Business and ASBDC event, “Managing Chaos – You Cant’ Give Birth to Adults” with Brian Smith, founder of UGGS. Read more here.
Forty-two students from TCNJ, Temple, Bryant, Widener and William Patterson competed in the second annual TCNJ Sales Competition hosted by Pi Sigma Epsilon on Saturday, October 3rd. Over 25 representatives from 11 diverse companies, such as BD Medical, Verizon and UPS, worked closely with the participants of the competition for a one-of-a-kind experience, with TCNJ PSE alumni participating as buyers and judges.
The event kicked off with an introduction by Dean Keep followed by PSE’s faculty advisor Dr. Al Pelham and concluded with an awards dinner. Pi Sigma Epsilon is grateful for the support of the School of Business, the chapter’s local and corporate partners and the competitors who made this event a success. PSE would especially like to thank Dean Keep, Dr. Pelham and PSE’s alumni for their continuous support and efforts throughout the planning and execution of this event. Pi Sigma Epsilon will continue to host this event and its members look forward to the third annual competition next year!
During the Fall 2015 semester, 21 TCNJ students are studying in Heidelberg, Germany, along with TCNJ Prof Waheeda Lillevik. Here, they are shown in front of Heidelberg castle. View more of their photos on the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement’s Facebook page. Read about TCNJ’s Heidelberg Study Abroad Program here.
This past summer, marketing senior Christine Tran interned at Calvin Klein’s New York office, where she had the opportunity to play an active role in product development and (with her team) present a marketing campaign to the CEOs of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Americas, and PVH Corp. She credits company leaders as well as her fellow interns and TCNJ faculty for making this a rewarding experience. “The development of the campaign and presentation has truly been one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever worked on. I could not have done it without the help and support of my team of fellow interns. It took ten weeks of bottomless research and intensive editing; all on top of our daily responsibilities within our respective departments. However, I can most definitely say that developing this presentation was one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had. It is also one of my accomplishments that I am most proud of. ”
On July 20, Finance senior Matt Martin received this year’s top Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Award from McGraw Hill Financial during the CEO Intern Reception in Manhattan. Matt (shown at far right) interned this summer in the CREDit Analyst Intern Program at Standard and Poor’s in NYC. He noted: I have gathered such a wealth of knowledge from simply being around some of the most intelligent people I have ever met. New York City is an experience in itself, but getting to work at such a storied company has given me such valuable insight both in terms of day-to-day operations and the general working environment. This summer has impacted me both professionally and personally, and the scholarship I received is extremely humbling. I’m very proud, grateful, and reflective on the opportunity I was afforded this summer, and immensely appreciate the people who have made this experience as incredible as it has been.
Business graduate Devon Ziminski ’15 attended the 2015 Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Washington D.C. from June 4-6 to share her work and connect with other marketers and policymakers. A marketing major who worked with Professor Karen Becker-Olsen, Devon presented her research project, “The Impact of Messaging Frameworks on Salience, Attitudes and Behaviors towards Distracted Driving” during a poster session at the conference.