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Annual event provides students one stop for College of Business information

Aug 28, 2018

The College of Business will welcome new and returning business students on Sept. 25 at the 2018 Business Bash featuring corporate recruiters, free food, college swag and speaker and alumnus Charles Adcock, president and CEO of the FSU Credit Union.

The main event for all business students, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oglesby Union ballroom, also provides an opportunity for students to learn about the college’s 10 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, meet representatives from student business organizations and clubs, and to talk with the college’s dean and associate deans. Students also can have professional headshots taken for their LinkedIn pages immediately before and after the main event.

A professional development workshop and networking reception with corporate recruiters for enrolled graduate students will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Starry Conference Room (214 Rovetta Business Building). At the morning portion of the event, Adcock, a 1997 finance graduate, will talk about the value of majoring in business. He speaks from experience.

“The FSU College of Business empowered me with a dynamic business education that positioned me for continued advancement in my career,” said Adcock who currently employs 10 FSU business graduates including several in senior management. “The benefits of my Florida State education continued beyond graduation as I am now part of a network of leading minds, which has helped me to grow and evolve professionally.”

Adcock’s afternoon workshop topic for graduate students is “Credit Scores and Budgets — Understanding the Basics to Make Your Money Work for You.”

A major draw for students is the slate of representatives from national and global companies who are recruiting students in all majors for multiple internships and permanent positions. Businesses represented include:

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1907 and headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, the company is a national writer of auto, homeowners, marine and umbrella insurance.
Brown & Brown, Inc., based in Daytona Beach, Fla., offers a broad range of insurance products and services. Additionally, certain Brown & Brown, Inc. subsidiaries offer a variety of risk management, third-party administration and other services.
Capital Health Plan, serves the seven counties of the Tallahassee region and has served Tallahassee residents and businesses for 36 years.
Carroll Organization, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga,, is a private, fully integrated real estate investment company focused on acquiring and managing high quality multifamily properties.
Enterprise Holdings – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 10,000 neighborhood and airport locations through a global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises.

EY (Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, and is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.
Fisher Investments, headquartered in Camas, Washington, is a fee-only investment adviser serving institutional and private clients globally.
Flowers Foods, headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., is a family-owned bakery founded in 1919. It is one of the largest producers of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates 47 bakeries that produce a wide range of bakery foods for retail and food service customers in the U.S.arris, headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
KPMG is global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services and industry insight to help organizations negotiate risks and perform in today’s dynamic and challenging environments.
Lockheed Martin, is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Northwestern Mutual is a Fortune 100 company based in Tallahassee that provides a wide range of financial services through a whole-picture planning approach.
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leader in assessment, executive search and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers and key roles within the C-suite.
Sherwin-Williams Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of coatings and related products under brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams and Dutch Boy®.
Syniverse, founded in 1987, is a global leader in mobile interoperability, mobile communications and mobile expertise.
Trademark Metals Recycling, one of the largest scrap metal companies in the nation, is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with 23 recycling facilities in the state.
Waffle House, inc., a Georgia-based restaurant chain with 2,100 locations in 25 states in the U.S., primarily in the South, where the chain is a regional cultural icon.


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To learn more or to register as an exhibitor at Business Bash, contact Alex Massey, Corporate Relations Coordinator, at amassey@business.fsu.edu or (850) 841-9937.

 

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