Virtual Opportunities

Join us for the many virtual engagement and professional development opportunities the College of Business has planned for you to interact with alumni, employers, faculty members and fellow students. For more information on these and upcoming events, please contact Marissa Mainwood, student engagement coordinator, at engage@business.fsu.edu.

August

24

Business Mentorship Program Application Opens

Apply for an opportunity to learn from successful business alumni or friends of the college. You will be matched with a mentor for one semester to communicate for at least 30 minutes a week beginning mid-September. Each pairing is chosen based on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) major, intended career field, ideal living location and professional interests. Benefit from a mentor’s encouragement and insight on career development, personal growth and challenges in the workplace.

Audience: All business students
Time: The student application period is open from Monday, August 24 through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration: https://fsumentoring.xinspire.com/programs/business


 

Peer Connect Program Application OPens

Learn the ropes from an upperclassman. Incoming business freshmen are linked with juniors and seniors, who serve as mentors, offering valuable guidance on navigating through the college and making the most of your experience. Throughout the semester, mentors and mentees communicate at least once a week. Mentors represent all business majors. 

Audience: Freshman and sophomore students
Time: Application opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 7
Registration: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dUSI20ooTGmJ4V


26

Welcome for New College of Business Students

Dean Michael Hartline and his engagement team will provide a helpful overview of the college for all new business students. 

Audience: New business students (freshmen and transfer students)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Eventbrite at https://deansforumnewstudents.eventbrite.com

September

1

Back to Business

Join us for the college’s Back to Business event welcoming new and returning business students to the fall semester. Learn about the college’s professional development and networking programs, student organizations and other activities offered throughout the academic year. Find out more about the college’s 10 undergraduate majors, combined pathways offering top students a head start on graduate school and the college’s six master’s degrees.

Audience: All Business Students
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/aN22x


 

Special Interest Group Introduction Meetings

Find your perfect fit with a special interest group. Join one of our meetings if you are interested in meeting others who share similar interests. There will four breakout sessions: freshmen/new students, international students, student veterans and transfer students. Register to attend one of the sessions when you register for the Back to Business event. A link to attend one of the sessions will be sent to registered students two hours prior to the meetings.

Audience: All business students
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/aN22x


8

Game on Series - Virtual Trivia!

Test your FSU and college knowledge and win prizes!

Audience: All  business students
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 945 9296 3610


 

Mentoring Moments - Topic: Online Presence

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Caroline Neil (BS Marketing ’17, MBA '19), assistant director for Student-Athlete Development at the University of South Carolina and an FSU College of Business Recent Alumni Board Member.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10 a.m.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkJi2_osJE&list=PLr45IDKPOckjnle2dWtBGBUB9bvu4MiOa&index=4


10

Graduate Professional Development Presentation

Kevin Boone, executive vice president and CFO at CSX, will present, “From Wall Street to Water Street.”

Audience: All  business students
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Contact Alex Massey at amassey@business.fsu.edu


14

Mentoring Moments - Topic: Business Meal Etiquette

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by L. Shuntel Fuller (MBA ’17), event manager at the FSU College of Business. 

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10 a.m.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEfJ-zUUOko&list=PLr45IDKPOckjnle2dWtBGBUB9bvu4MiOa&index=3&t=16s


 

college of Business Mentoring Program Begins

Audience: Accepted program participants
Platform: Xinspire


15

Peer connect program begins

Audience: Accepted program participants
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Zoom


17

Professional Development workshop - "What is professional development?" (And Why Should I Be Thinking About This Now?)

Learn how to take ownership of your career path by taking advantage of all the college’s professional development resources and mentorship opportunities. This session is led by the college’s Center for Professional Development.

Audience: All business students
Time: 4 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/Mr9VTp


21

Mentoring Moments - Topic: "How to ask for a letter of recommendation"

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Chelsea Vaughn (MS-RMI ’19), FSU College of Business Alumni Engagement Officer and internal liaison to the college’s Recent Alumni Board.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10 a.m.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEpfePY3KMc&list=PLr45IDKPOckjnle2dWtBGBUB9bvu4MiOa&index=2&t=36s


22

Employer speed Meet

Meet individual executives in a group speed networking setting and learn what each company has to offer.

Audience: All  business students
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon Graduate Student Session | 1 - 3 p.m. - Undergraduate Student Session
Platform: Zoom
Graduate Speed Meet Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/employer-speed-meet-for-graduate-students-tickets-120362364071
Undergraduate Speed Meet Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-employer-speed-meet-for-undergraduate-students-tickets-120372428173


24

Seminole Futures

Meet with recruiters from corporate, nonprofit and government organizations to discuss internship and full-time job opportunities. This semiannual career fair is sponsored by the FSU Career Center.

Audience: All  business students
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Platform: Career Eco
Registration: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn?ReturnUrl=%2fUser%2fFairRegistration%3ffairId%3d95d55f99-61c5-4418-a7fc-abd00188cef0&fairId=95d55f99-61c5-4418-a7fc-abd00188cef0


29

Game on Series - Virtual Quest

Join fellow classmates to explore the College of Business Instagram platform and win prizes!

Audience: All  business students
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Platform: College of Business social media channels
Registration: TBA


30

Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker Series – Leadership Qualities and Overcoming Challenges in the Business Realm

Join us to hear alumnus Joe Terry (BS Finance ’93), Executive Director and Banker for JP Morgan Private Bank and a College of Business Board of Governors member, talk about leadership success tips and overcoming business challenges. A Zoom meeting link will be provided upon registration.

Audience: All  business students and alumni
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: http://bit.ly/bruningsept30 (case sensitive)

October

1

Ask an Alum featuring Walmart's Adam Ely

This first live session features one of our top alumni, Adam Ely (MBA ’06), vice president and deputy chief information security officer for Walmart. Ely will share key strategies that helped him become successful in his career.

Audience: All business students and open to the public
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: bit.ly/askoct1


1

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathway Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session on the combined bachelor's/master's pathway options in the College of Business. Combined pathway students may double-count up to nine credit hours toward both degrees and potentially use any remaining Bright Futures award toward part of their graduate tuition.

Audience: All business students
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://fsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f8iMFLsjRd2W6gjMnlXFLA?utm_source=emma&utm_medium=eblast&utm_campaign=combined_all&utm_content=register


5

Mentoring Moments – Topic: Professional Attire

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Tyler Smillie (BS Marketing ’14; MBA ’16), VP, private client associate at Bank of America Private Bank, and Brittany Bird Dix (BS Finance ’14; JD-MBA ’17), contract administrator in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of South Florida. Both are also members of the college’s Recent Alumni Board Executive Committee.

Audience: All business students
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifd3t3lXRUI&list=PLr45IDKPOckjnle2dWtBGBUB9bvu4MiOa&index=6


5

Career Expo Prep Workshop hosted by FSU Career Center

Kicking off Business Career Week, Michelle Futo, assistant director of Employer Relations and College of Business career liaison from the FSU Career Center, is offering two virtual career fair preparation workshop sessions via Zoom. Futo will discuss tips for success when chatting with employers, how to navigate Brazen and answer any virtual networking questions you may have. Both sessions will share the same information, so join the workshop session that works best for your schedule!

Audience: All business students

Time: Session 1 - 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration:  https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOCrqjMtHdUxOVczmF7C0NSaWjghN23O

Time: Session 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration:  https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcOGgqDwtGNfohPPN35MzfbrOzwjDgOrM


6

College of Business Graduate Career Expo

This business-specific virtual business career expo via Brazen provides College of Business graduate students a place to meet and network with employers who are offering internships and full-time job opportunities. Registration is required to attend.

Audience: All graduate business students
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/XV28N


6

College of Business Undergraduate Career Expo

This business-specific virtual business career expo via Brazen provides College of Business undergraduate students a place to meet and network with employers who are offering internships and part-time and full-time job opportunities. Registration is required to attend.

Audience: All undergraduate business students
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/XV28N


7

FSU Insurance Days

Insurance Days is the annual placement event for risk management/insurance (RMI) majors. This event via Brazen assists seniors in obtaining employment after graduation, as well as provides internship positions for all RMI majors. RMI majors also network with recruiters to learn about individual companies and their career opportunities.

Audience: RMI Majors and Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) members
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/ao0Ab


8

Seminole Sales Showcase Career Fair

More than 30 companies are participating in the Seminole Sales Showcase Virtual Career Fair to recruit for internships and job opportunities in sales, sales management and management trainee positions. Open to all business students.

Audience: All business students
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Contact Shannon Young at styoung@business.fsu.edu


8

Graduate Professional Development Presentation

Learn from Wells Fargo Financial Advisor Sylvia Horack via Zoom about the fundamentals of investing.

Audience: All senior and graduate business students
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99840593929


12

Mentoring Moments - Topic: "Making a professional first impression"

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Laura Goldberg (BS Marketing & RMI ’16), property broker at MacDuff Underwriters and member of the college’s Recent Alumni Board.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10 a.m.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn513DBgImg&list=PLr45IDKPOckjnle2dWtBGBUB9bvu4MiOa&index=1&t=129s


15

Board of Governors Connect with Graduate Students

The College of Business will offer graduate students a networking opportunity via Zoom through a new initiative called “Board Connect.” Board of Governors members serve as representatives during this interactive event.

Audience: All business graduate students
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: For more information, please contact Marissa Mainwood at engage@business.fsu.edu


19

Mentoring Moments – Topic: Meeting Etiquette

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Melanie Griffin (BS Finance ’03; JD/MBA ’06), senior advisor of business to business relations and of counsel attorney at Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10 a.m.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w5936UGdRs


20

Graduate & Professional School Fair

The Graduate & Professional School Fair via CareerEco is a great way to connect with many schools and their graduate programs at FSU. Meet program representatives from a wide variety of disciplines, who can provide the latest on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities and other key information.

Audience: All FSU students
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Platform: CareerEco
Registration: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn?ReturnUrl=%2fUser%2fFairRegistration%3ffairId%3da5017f7f-06ae-4cfe-9b21-abdc01116c57&fairId=a5017f7f-06ae-4cfe-9b21-abdc01116c57


22

Professional Development Workshop – Topic: Steps to Securing a Successful Internship

Do you have questions about internships? We have answers! Join us for a panel presentation and Q&A with Dr. Kawana Johnson, director of Internships and Career Services for the College of Business, as well as current and former students who have completed in-person and remote internships. Come ready to learn how to successfully apply to internships and potentially earn credit towards your business degree, as well as what a remote internship experience looks like.

Audience: All business students
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/oPPP3


26

Mentoring Moments – Topic: Remaining Calm

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments via Youtube showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Joe Lerro (BS Accounting ’14; and MAcc ’15), member of the college’s Recent Alumni Board Executive Committee.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Youtube
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZOaF7gCyk4&feature=youtu.be


27

Dean’s Forums

Dean Hartline and members of his team will provide a helpful update via Zoom on the remainder of the fall semester and insight on how to best prepare for the spring semester.

Audience: All business students

Time: Graduate Student Session - 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration:  https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuceCgrzkjG9y4a78vDC1tdOeryaTY6Vgc

Time: Undergraduate Student Session - 3:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration:  https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduygqjspHdF-QMfm9FAazdzbKpyHz_ok


29

Ask an Alum featuring PIMCO’s Colleen Dean Miller

This live session via Zoom features one of our top alumni, Colleen Dean Miller ('02 ACG), senior vice president and manager of the Funds Treasurer’s Office at PIMCO in New York. Miller will share key strategies that helped her become successful in her career.

Audience: All business students and open to the public
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: bit.ly/askoct1

November

2

Mentoring Moments – Topic: SELECTING A GRADUATE PROGRAM

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Giana SanGiovanni (BS Finance & Marketing ’20), a J.D. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center and member of the college’s Recent Alumni Board.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Youtube
Link: https://youtu.be/-K621FbGWL8


4

Game On

Topic: FSU Trivia
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom, Kahoot!
Registration: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92045758839


9

Mentoring Moments – Topic: HIGH PRESSURE BUSINESS SITUATIONS

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Ron Dod (BS Marketing ’11 and MSM ’12), Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Visiture and member of the college’s Board of Governors.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Youtube
Link: https://youtu.be/aqkcvzg52hw


12

Real Estate TRENDS Conference

The FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference highlights emerging trends and features some of the leading voices in the real estate profession. It will be hosted as a hybrid online/on-site event. Sessions address overall market conditions following the election, trends and opportunities in the debt and equity investment markets, and the conditions within each of the major real estate sectors.

Audience: Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://web.cvent.com/event/3a427cbe-e11e-4fcc-9df6-598456fe9953/regProcessStep1


13

Real Estate TRENDS Conference

The FSU Real Estate TRENDS Conference highlights emerging trends and features some of the leading voices in the real estate profession. It will be hosted as a hybrid online/on-site event. Sessions address overall market conditions following the election, trends and opportunities in the debt and equity investment markets, and of conditions within each of the major real estate sectors.

Audience: Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://web.cvent.com/event/3a427cbe-e11e-4fcc-9df6-598456fe9953/regProcessStep1


17

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students - Topic: New Employee’s Guide to the First Six Months on the Job

Learn about the do’s and don’ts of the employment probationary period from employers at A-LIGN, Bouchard Insurance and Johnson & Johnson. This is a great opportunity to discover more about business work culture and get tips from the experts on how to stand out as a new employee. Hosted by the FSU College of Business Center for Professional Development. Invitation only.

Audience: Graduate business students
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/bYJL7


19

Mentoring Moments – THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Daniel Avila (BS Finance ’17), WorldRisk Underwriting Analyst at AIG and member of the college’s RMI Executive Council.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Youtube
Link: TBA


19

Professional Development Workshop for Undergraduate Students - Topic: New Employee’s Guide to the First Six Months on the Job

Learn about the do’s and don’ts of the employment probationary period from employers at A-LIGN, Bouchard Insurance and Johnson & Johnson. This is a great opportunity to discover more about business work culture and get tips from experts on how to stand out as a new employee. Hosted by the FSU College of Business Center for Professional Development.

Audience: Undergraduate business students
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Platform: Brazen
Registration: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/fsu-college-of-business/e/ZDDly


23

Mentoring Moments – Topic: Giving Back

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Colin O’Connor (BS Finance ’11), Chief Operating Officer for ReliaQuest and a 2019 Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Vimeo
Link: https://vimeo.com/fsubiz/review/480845061/72211d2b87


30

Mentoring Moments – Topic: PERSONAL BUDGETING

Benefit from these short, prerecorded segments showcasing alumni sharing their experiences and offering advice. This Mentoring Moment is hosted by Luis Sanchez (BS Finance, Accounting & Chinese ’12), Founder & Managing Partner for LSV Advisory and member of the college’s Recent Alumni Board.

Audience: All business students
Time: Released at 10:00 a.m.
Platform: Youtube
Link: TBA

December

1

Giving Tuesday - Support the Student Leadership Council

Giving Campaign to support the various college-wide student engagement activities sponsored by the Student Leadership Council.

Audience: General public
Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Platform: Online
Link: https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/1882/Student-Leadership-Council-Support


1

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES PANEL SESSION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The College of Business is hosting a moderated panel session for graduate students featuring FSU Trustees, who are also alumni of the college. Students have the unique opportunity to ask these trustees career-related and FSU specific questions. Panelists include: Edward E. "Ed" Burr (BS ACG ’79) - Chair, FSU Board of Trustees; Jim W. Henderson (BS ACG & ECO ’69); Bob Sasser (BS MAR ’73) and John Thiel (BS ACG ’83).

Audience: Business graduate students
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Link: Contact Marissa Mainwood at engage@business.fsu.edu


2

Senior Send Off

Graduating business seniors are invited to drop-in to chat with Dean Hartline and his team before graduation. This is an invitation-only event for seniors graduating in December.

Topic: Graduating business seniors
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Contact Marissa Mainwood at engage@business.fsu.edu

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