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Great Give to benefit Student Leadership Council’s activities

Feb 22, 2017

great-giveThe College of Business’ Student Leadership Council is the beneficiary of FSU’s 2017 Great Give, a 36-hour, campuswide, online-only fundraising campaign that supports academic programs, scholarships and student activities. Business students, alumni, the faculty, staff members and friends can help the council reach its $2,500 goal by jumping online and making a gift between 9 a.m. Thursday, March 30, and 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 31.

Over the years, the Student Leadership Council (SLC) has helped hundreds of students discover their career paths through mentoring, networking and engagement activities that enhance internship and career opportunities and ease the transition between college and the professional world. Council members also serve as the liaison between students and the college’s administrators and alumni.

“The Student Leadership Council is honored to receive the benefits of the Great Give, because the programs it funds provide opportunities for students to interact with professionals in their fields who serve as advisers and mentors,” said Tamara Wiggemans, council chair. “Through these programs and relationships, students are able to grasp the experiences and gain confidence they can carry into their future careers.” 

Money raised during the Great Give will support the following activities:

  • Local Business Shadowing Program links top students with business professionals in the Tallahassee area, giving them insight into a chosen field or industry they may not have considered.
  • Lunch with a Rotarian is sponsored jointly with the Rotary Club of Tallahassee to give upper classmen and graduate students an opportunity to network with professionals and enhance opportunities for internships and jobs.
  • Noles on Wall Street & Noles in Consulting, co-sponsored with the college’s Recent Alumni Board, is a mentoring and networking program that helps place business graduates in highly sought after investment banking positions. Juniors and seniors can take advantage of interview preparation, panel discussions with alumni in the financial industry, position referrals and placement assistance.  
  • Professional Mentorship Program connects juniors and seniors with successful College of Business alumni in the student’s intended field for one semester. Mentors provide encouragement and insight on career development, personal growth and workplace challenges.
  • Senior 2 Freshmen Mentorship Program links incoming business-intent freshmen with seniors, who help their mentees make the most of their time at the college.  
  • FSU MBA Shadow Program matches undergraduates with current MBA students, who share insights from their own graduate school experiences, including the GMAT entrance exam, merit-based assistantships, master-level curriculum and faculty teaching styles.
  • Wall Street Prep is a financial and valuation modeling seminar held at FSU each spring semester. Taught by former investment bankers, the seminar bridges the gap between academics and the real world. The seminar is especially valuable to students pursuing internships or full-time positions in investment banking, corporate finance, portfolio management or capital markets.

To make a gift, please visit bit.ly/COB-GG17. If you would like more information about the SLC, contact Tamara Wiggemans at tmw13@my.fsu.edu.

By Barbara Ash





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