Business Academic Community - Events & Activities

The Spring 2014 events sponsored by the Leaders, Investors and Entrepreneurs Academic Community include:

 

For more information on any of these events, visit the Blackboard community site or contact Lynne Smith at lsmith@carrollcc.edu.

 
Business Behind the Scenes

Our Business Behind the Scenes tours provides an insider’s view of the world of business.
 

Friday, March 21   7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, WV

The United States Penitentiary (USP), Hazelton is a Federal correctional institution that houses high security male inmates. The USP is a self-contained community that includes housing, medical facilities, food service, education and recreation facilities, and various staff offices: correctional services, human resources, financial management and facility management. Students tour the USP facility while learning about the career opportunities in a variety of vocations; Corrections, Finance and Human Resources.

Requirements for attendance: All participants are required to present a picture ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport or other official government issued picture id) prior to admission to the facility. Students must also complete the National Crime Information Center Check form, which authorizes the Federal Bureau of Prisons to run a criminal history background check. This must be completed and cleared prior to departure from the college.

Dress: Participants should wear business casual attire, including comfortable walking shoes. Jeans and tank tops are not permitted, and female participants need to dress conservatively.

Prohibited: Electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, tablets, laptops are not authorized in the facility.

Registration: The cost of the trip is $20. To register for this trip, business students should get a Prison Pass from Lynne Smith (M250). Students need to provide the pass to the Cashier's Office to register, and fill out the form for the background check. Registration ends Friday, March 7. Seats are limited so it is important to register early.

Location: Look for the bus in the circle in front of the college. Arrive a little early because the bus will leave promptly at 7 a.m.
 

Friday, April 4   8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt, Washington, DC

Have you ever wondered how many Starbucks are accessible to DC tourists? Or how the first telephone is linked to the development of computers? Who started the Smithsonian Institution? How much did the Vietnam Memorial cost to build and who is responsible for it?

Join us on our Scavenger Hunt in Washington, DC. In your quest to find answers to these, and other, questions you will experience the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital, have fun with your classmates, and learn some interesting business facts too.

Bring a camera or camera phone to participate in the hunt, and money for lunch and the Metro.

Registration: A small fee is associated with this trip. Registration begins in late February. Students should register by making payment at the Cashier’s Office by Wednesday, March 28.

Location: Look for the bus in the circle in front of the college. Arrive a little early because the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m 

  

Guest Lecturer Series 

The Guest Lecturer Series gives you an opportunity to learn from the experts – local business leaders and consultants.

Thursday, Feb. 27  10 –11 a.m.  Social Networking

Job seekers and employers alike are employing web-based and mobile technologies in the job search process, employer research and hiring decisions. How can you use social media to enhance your search? Join in the discussion about social networking sites, privacy and the impact on employment.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Thursday, March 6  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Creative Careering

Being creative isn’t just for artists, writers and musicians. In this world of rapid change all of us need to think creatively as we evolve and move through our careers. How can we use our raw materials – our education, our strengths, our skills, and our experiences to advance our careers in unique and creative ways?

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Tuesday, March 11  5 – 7:30 p.m.  Etiquette Dinner

Do you know the difference between a dessert fork and a salad fork? Where do you find the bread plate? And what is the proper way to eat soup? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at this year’s etiquette dinner. Phone etiquette, interview attire and other helpful information are also provided.

Registration: There is a $5 fee for this workshop, which covers the entire five-course meal. Register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Wednesday, March 12  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  What’s your Personal Brand?

In business, a professional brand describes distinctive qualities of an object or organization, why they are relevant and why they matter. Individuals have the same need. What does your brand say about you? Take control by sharpening your personal brand, getting clear about what makes you stand out, and then telling that unique story.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Thursday, March 13  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Money Matters

If you’re a Broke College Student (BCS), making decisions about money can be tough, especially in today’s economy. How savvy are you with your credit and finances? Come to this informative workshop to gain a better understanding of common budgeting pitfalls, and how to avoid them while planning for your future.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Tuesday, March 18  3:30 - 5 p.m.  Resume Writing Workshop
Monday, April 21  2 – 3:30 p.m.  Leadership Resume Workshop

Advertisers have just 30 seconds to sell a product; your resume is no different. Most employers scan resumes for 30 seconds to decide if they want to interview someone. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make them want to know more about you. If you have a resume, bring it on a flash drive.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Tuesday, March 25  noon - 1 p.m.  What Not to Wear

Statistics show that how we appear speaks more about us and is more important than what we say. In this workshop you’ll understand how to look your best by choosing the right clothes and power accessories. Learn what appropriate dress is for the career professional – for both men and women.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).


Wednesday, March 26  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Interviewing Workshop

Are you anxious about the interview process? This workshop focuses on key tips and strategies to develop solid interviewing skills and build your confidence. We’ll address the critical topic of pre-interview prep, day-of strategies, and ways to appropriate follow up tactics.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).
 

Wednesday, April 9  2 - 3:30 p.m.  MBTI for Leadership

Your personality impacts most aspects of everyday life, including workplace communication. Come to this fun, interactive session to learn about your preferences and strategies for working with others. You must take the MBTI in the Testing Center by Thursday, April 3.

Registration: The $5 registration fee (returned at the workshop) provides students with a ticket to take the MBTI at the Testing Center. Register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118).

 

Student Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 12  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The event honors Sturm scholars, who are chosen by the faculty as the top student in each business class, and Alpha Beta Gamma, the business honor society, inductees. Attend the ceremony to support your classmates, and learn more about becoming a Sturm scholar. 
 

 

Service Learning

Friday, Feb. 21  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  SERRV Day of Service  (off campus)

For 60 years, SERRV has worked to eradicate poverty through their direct connections with low-income artisans and farmers. As a non-profit organization, SERRV uses all proceeds from customer purchases and donations to promote these values in the 36 countries where they work. SERRV has a retail outlet; however, most of the products are sold via catalog, online or over the phone.

Learn about the work SERRV does worldwide and tour the two warehouses. On the tour, discover how items are purchased, processed, examined for quality control, priced, promoted and finally packaged, picked and shipped to customers. You will participate in community service, which may include conducting product quality checks, new product sorting or assisting with mailings.

Registration: While there's no cost for the workshop, register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118). Meeting information is provided by the Student Life Office.


Friday, Feb. 28  9 a.m. – noon or 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.  SERRV Half Day of Service
(off campus)

For 60 years, SERRV has worked to eradicate poverty through their direct connections with low-income artisans and farmers. As a non-profit organization, SERRV uses all proceeds from customer purchases and donations to promote these values in the 36 countries where they work. SERRV has a retail outlet; however, most of the products are sold via catalog, online or over the phone.

Learn about the work SERRV does worldwide and tour the two warehouses. On the tour, discover how items are purchased, processed, examined for quality control, priced, promoted and finally packaged, picked and shipped to customers. You will participate in community service, which may include conducting product quality checks, new product sorting or assisting with mailings.

Registration: Register from Friday, Feb. 14 - Thursday, Feb. 27. Space is limited. While there's no cost for the activity, register by contacting Nancy Kimble by email at nkimble@carrollcc.edu, phone at 410-386-8292 or visiting M250.

Location: Meeting information is provided by Kimble.
 

Friday, March 21 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Carroll Lutheran Village Half Day of Service (off campus)

Carroll Lutheran Village is a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community dedicated to the ministry of caring in a Christian atmosphere fostering quality life and services for the whole person, in Westminster, MD. Serving residents 60 and older in a continuum of care, the Village is a fee-for-service community for residential living, assisted living and nursing home care that includes rehabilitation, dementia and long-term care neighborhoods.

Sitting on 90 acres in a rural-suburban hilltop setting, the Village is home to nearly 700 residents living in 100 homes and 298 apartments, 50 assisted living suites accommodating couples or individuals, and in a 103-bed Health Care Center. The Village employs nearly 450, making it among the largest 10 employers in Carroll County. It is the third highest tax payer in the County. Over 600 volunteers, including the Friends of the Village auxiliary, provide over 21,000 hours of service each year.

During March Madness week, we are doing a seated basketball related activity with the residents!

Registration: Register by Monday, March 10. There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity if you are riding in a college vehicle. Register by calling 410-386-8523 or visiting the Student Life Office (A118). Meeting information is provided by the Student Life Office.


Wednesday, May 7 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  SERRV Market at Carroll

SERRV International is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides. They do this by providing support to artisans and farmers worldwide and selling their craft items at fair prices.

This spring we are hosting a consignment sale of many of the fine handmade crafts you see in the SERRV International store, with 90% of the proceeds from the sale going directly towards helping the artisans have access to food, shelter, health care and education. The remaining 10% of the revenue is being put towards Carroll student scholarships to help our own community have access to education. Come learn about Fair Trade and support a great cause!

As a member of the Leaders, Investors and Entrepreneurs Academic Community, sign up to help with setup, selling products or cleanup of the Marketplace.

Registration: Register for a block of time by contacting Nancy Kimble by email at nkimble@carrollcc.edu, phone at 410-386-8292 or visiting M250.


 

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