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A semester of opportunities at the Babson Center

Co-curricular business opportunities at Sewanee this semester include seminars to learn new skills, special programs to meet business leaders, and social events to get to know other business-minded students on campus.

Highlights of the Advent Semester schedule include:

  • A chance to meet and learn from entrepreneurs Jackson Twesigye Kaguri and Catherine Merritt,

  • A trip to Atlanta for Sewanee-only employment interviews with some of America’s top companies,

  • A three-session seminar on how to take control of your own financial future.

Babson Center events and activities are listed below. Make sure to mark your calendar! Feel free to call 931-598-1921 or email babsoncgc@sewanee.edu for more information. Like us on Facebook or join us on LinkedIn to stay in the loop.

FIRST YEAR CAREY FELLOW WELCOME RECEPTION, AUGUST 27

Drop in to welcome the inaugural class of first year Carey Fellows to Sewanee at a reception in their honor. Location and time: EQB House, 4-6 PM

CAREY FELLOWS INFORMATION SESSIONS, SEPTEMBER 2 AND 7

Learn about the requirements, challenges, and benefits of the Carey Fellows Business Honors Program. Limited to sophomore students who intend to declare a business minor. Learn more about the Carey Fellows Business Honors Program here.  Location and time: 9/2 at 7:30 pm, 9/7 at 7:00 pm, both in McClurg Conference Rooms.

BUSINESS CLUBS WELCOME BRUNCH, SEPTEMBER 6

Come learn more about student organizations that take care of business at Sewanee. Mingle with other students and find out how you can get involved with business initiatives on campus. Co-sponsored by the Angel Fund, the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Club, the Pre-Business Society, and the Sewanee Investment club.  Location and time: EQB House, 12-2 PM.

JACKSON TWESIGYE KAGURI ON CAMPUS, SEPTEMBER 10-11

Social Entrepreneur Jackson Kaguri is the founder and director of the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project and author of the book A School for My Village. In addition to giving a public lecture while on campus, he will meet with faculty and student groups and offer one-on-one informational interviews. His presence on campus is made possible with the collaboration of the Economics Department, International and Global Studies, Lectures Committee, Mellon Globalization Forum, Politics Department, and Social Entrepreneurship Education (SEED). Attendance at events is by invitation or arrangement only.

A SCHOOL FOR MY VILLAGE: A PROMISE TO THE ORPHANS OF NYAKA, SEPTEMBER 10

This public talk by social entrepreneur Jackson Twesigye Kaguri is made possible with the collaboration of the Economics Department, International and Global Studies, Lectures Committee, Mellon Globalization Forum, Politics Department, and Social Entrepreneurship Education (SEED). Free and open to all. Location and time: 4:30 PM on 9/10 in Gailor Auditorium

SMITH CAREER CONVERSATIONS: BANKING, FINANCE, AND CONSULTING, SEPTEMBER 11

Alumni Adams Conrad, Mary Catherine Horne, Catherine Lambert, Patrick Lynch, Wende Stambaugh, Katherine Touchstone, and Avery Tucker will return to campus to discuss their career trajectories since leaving the Mountain. In addition to the panel discussion, students can sign up on TigerNet for a luncheon and/or practice interview sessions. Co-sponsored by the Babson Center and the Office of Career & Leadership Development.  Location and time: 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm McGriff Alumni House and Gailor.

CASE STUDY INTERVIEW TRAINING, SEPTEMBER 17

Interested in a career in consulting? You will have to master the case study interview first! Blue Canyon Consultants Adam Meek and Felix Urquia are coming to campus to teach you what a case study interview is as well as strategies for performing your best to land the job.  Space is limited, sign up on TigerNet required. Location and Time: Babson Center Conference Room, 1:30-2:30 PM

RECRUITING AND INTERVIEWING: AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE, SEPTEMBER 22

Elaine Krehmeyer has over 24 years of professional experience with a major financial institution, with 15 years spent directly recruiting and managing college students and graduates. She has personally reviewed over 10,000 resumes and interviewed and hired thousands of candidates for highly sought after internships and analyst programs. Elaine understands the challenges of the job search and work environment that you are facing. She has been on the front line and can help you navigate corporate America. Come learn key strategies for recruitment and interviewing from an insider's perspective. Location and Time: McClurg Conference Rooms B and C, 12:30-2:00 PM or 2:30-4:00

CAREY FELLOWS BUSINESS BRIEFINGS IN CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 24-25

Junior Carey Fellows fly to Chicago for two days of intensive briefings with business leaders and an inside look at the Chicago Board of Trade.

CAREY FELLOWS BUSINESS BRIEFINGS IN NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER 8-9

Senior Carey Fellows fly to New York City to tour the New York Stock Exchange and network with Sewanee Alumni at businesses like NBCUniversal, OppenheimerFunds, Christie’s, and the Wall Street Journal.

ATLANTA INTERVIEW DAY, OCTOBER 9

Get a head start on job hunting: Major companies are setting up Sewanee-student-only job interviews. Don’t miss this chance for face-time with employers that want to hire you. Co-sponsored by the Babson Center and the Office of Career & Leadership Development. Students wishing to participate must contact the Office of Career & Leadership Development for information on eligibility and other details.

TAKING ON INCOME INEQUALITY: PATHS TO GREATER PROSPERITY, OCTOBER 13

Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Dr. Sean Mulholland, professor of Economics at Stonehill College, will share thoughts on income inequality--likely to be one of the big topics of the 2016 Presidential Race.  Free and open to the public. Location and Time: 4:30 PM, Gailor Auditorium

SULLIVAN FOUNDATION SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RETREAT, OCTOBER 16-18

Scholarships are available for students to attend the Sullivan Foundation Ignite Fall Retreat in Kanuga, NC. Whether you are simply interested in social entrepreneurship, have an idea you would like to develop, or already have a business model in place, these workshops can help you advance to the next level.

BABSON CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING, OCTOBER 22-23

The Babson Center’s Advisory Board meets twice a year to review the Center’s operations, develop new initiatives, and share their expertise in building Sewanee’s Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program.

SOPHOMORE CAREY FELLOWS APPLICATION DEADLINE, OCTOBER 22

Applications to become a Carey Fellow, Sewanee’s Business Honors Program, are due by 5:00 PM.Learn more about the Carey Fellows Business Honors Program here.

PERSONAL FINANCE SEMINAR SESSION 1, OCTOBER 25

Know before you owe. Acquiring debt is an unpleasant reality for most college students today. Learn about the pros and cons of different types of debt, the methods for paying it off after you graduate, and strategies for controlling spending to minimize your future debts. Space is limited--registration on TigerNet Required. Location and time: Babson Center Conference Room, 4:00-5:30 PM

HUMPHREYS ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE ON CAMPUS, OCTOBER 26-28

This year’s Humphreys Entrepreneur in Residence is Catherine Merritt, marketing executive and founder of Mumzy, a crowdfunding website for mothers, empowering women to fundraise for new ventures as well as philanthropic projects. Merritt was an English major and is a strong advocate for a liberal arts education as the best preparation for entrepreneurship. While on campus, she will teach classes and meet with students. Her public talk will be at 4:30 PM in Gailor Auditorium.

TRAINING THE STREET FINANCIAL MODELING WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 31

Training The Street is a highly regarded financial skills education firm from New York City. The workshop includes instruction, exercises, and time for questions and is taught by one of the firm's professional trainers. Space is limited, registration on TigerNet and a $50 refundable deposit required. Open to students, faculty, and University staff. Location and time: DuPont Library PC Lab, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

PERSONAL FINANCE SEMINAR SESSION 2, NOVEMBER 1

Graduation. Job. Then what? Learn how to interpret earnings and benefits packages and set up a basic budget for financial success in the “real world.” Space is limited--registration on TigerNet required. Location and time: Babson Center Conference Room, 4:00-5:30 PM

PERSONAL FINANCE SEMINAR SESSION 3, NOVEMBER 8

Pay yourself first. Discover basic principles of saving and investing that lead to lasting wealth and wellbeing. Space is limited--registration on TigerNet required.  Location and time: Babson Center Conference Room, 4:00-5:30 PM

BABSON HOMECOMING BRUNCH, NOVEMBER 14

Come network with business alumni Homecoming weekend and meet students who are leaders in business initiatives on campus, including Carey Fellows, Beecken Scholars, and business club officers. Location and time: EQB House from 11 AM-1 PM

BUSINESS CLUBS HOLIDAY GATHERING, DECEMBER 9

Celebrate a semester of success with other students involved in business extracurricular activities on campus. Co-sponsored by the Angel Fund, the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Club, the Pre-Business Society, and the Sewanee Investment club. Location and Time: McGriff Alumni House, 5-7 PM