Babson Center for Global Commerce

A Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program

Career events focus on environment and entertainment

02.27.13

Green Panel in Convocation Hall

Sewanee students interested in careers that focus on the environment or in the entertainment business had opportunities in February to meet with professionals and learn first-hand about employment opportunities and challenges at events supported by the Babson Center for Global Commerce.

Smith Career Day: Careers in the Entertainment Industry

The Center’s Easter Semester Smith Career Day brought four entertainment professionals to the campus on February 22 for a day of face-to-face meetings with students, simulated employment interviews, and a panel discussion on working in the entertainment business, and career paths in the industry. The Smith Career Days are made possible by the Joel A. Smith Fund for Career Exploration, generously established by Joel A. Smith III, C’67. The Smith Career Day was co sponsored by the Office of Career & Leadership Development.

Participants were:

– Mallory Ervin, C’09, television personality and host of Sweet Tea, a lifestyle television series.

– Rondal Richardson, C’91, Entertainment Industry Relations Manager at Vanderbilt University.

– Mike Shepherd, Marketing and Promotions Director for Ray Stevens Music.

– Jay Williams, C’94, Vice President of  William Morris Endeavor.

Below, from left, Williams, Richardson, Ervin, and Shepherd.

Green Career Panel

The Babson Center also supported a Green Career Panel that featured people working in various aspects of the emerging green economy.

Participants in the February 21 event were:

– Jennifer Barrie, Program Associate at the Alliance to Save Energy.

– Ken Hines, former President and Managing Director of the Hancock Renewable Energy Group, an investment arm of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

– Keith Johnston, C’95, Managing Attorney at the Birmingham AL office of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

– Jeff Kibler, C’84, Vice President and National Sales Manager at GreenTree Environmental Consultants, a firm that provides turnkey recycling programs for companies.

–Andrew McCalla, C’94, CEO of  Meridian Solar Solutions, a firm that designs and installs solar electrical systems.

Below, from left, Kibler, McCalla, Barrie, Johnston, and Hines.

Co sponsors of the event were Sewanee's PowerSave Campus – an internship program funded through a joint grant from the TVA and the Alliance to Save Energy – and the University's Office of Sustainability.

 

Recent News Feed icon

New members join Babson Center Board

The Babson Center for Global Commerce will welcome seven new members to its advisory board when the board holds its Easter Semester meeting in Sewanee on April 25. 04.17.14

Carey Fellows visit New York Stock Exchange, network in the city

The 2014 Carey Fellows toured the New York Stock Exchange and received briefings from New York-based financial and business executives, many of them Sewanee alumni, on April 3 and 4. 04.10.14

Seven awarded summer business bridge scholarships

Seven Sewanee students have been awarded Beecken Scholarships for summer “bridge” programs at some of the nation’s premiere business schools. The scholarships provide as much as 100 percent of program costs. 04.09.14

Donald Holmes of Delek US Holdings

Energy executive to discuss changing corporate culture

Donald Holmes, the top human resources executive for Delek US Holdings, a Brentwood, TN-based energy company, will discuss how the company’s senior executive team is working together to increase cohesion and group performance at a public lecture on Tuesday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium. His lecture, titled “Trust and Transparency: A Case Study on Human Capital and the Impact of ‘Conscious Leadership’ on Corporate Culture,” is free and open to all. 03.21.14

Evergiste Ngabo, C'14, and William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust chief outlines firm’s “purpose-driven” mission

The top executive of SunTrust Banks, Inc. says his bank is on a mission to help clients gain control over their financial lives. CEO and Chairman William H. Rogers, Jr. was the Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series lecturer for the Easter Semester. 03.10.14

SunTrust chief to speak on bank’s role in financial well-being

William H. Rogers Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., an Atlanta-based bank holding company with assets of over $175 billion, will be the Babson Center for Global Commerce’s Easter Semester Bryan Viewpoints Speaker. Rogers' lecture, titled “Purpose-Driven Leadership: Banking’s Role in Building Financial Well-Being,” is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Gailor Auditorium. 02.25.14

Long-time floor covering executive Bob Shaw shared business insights with Sewanee students.

Two-time winner in a tough industry shares wisdom with students

Robert Shaw turned a small North Georgia dye business into the biggest carpet manufacturer in the world and sold it to Warren Buffett for billions. He's now Buffett's competitor, and he's about to open the biggest single-building factory in the world. But he recently took time out to give Sewanee students (and some faculty) a bit of business advice. 02.18.14