Dollars & $ense
October 26, 2019
SBLA partnered with the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, an organization that engages with central Indiana students through a 16-weekend financial literacy program called Dollars and Sense. Through a combination of education and financial incentives, the students will learn personal finance concepts and investment basics via intensive weekend classes series from late October to early March. SBLA hosted the first Dollars and Sense meeting of the year in the Basement of Schwitzer Student Center. Students had the opportunity to tour UIndy’s Campus, compete in finance-related games such as Accounting Monopoly, and win special prizes!
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October 23, 2019
The CEO of netlogx, Audrey Taylor, came to speak to School of Business students. Mrs. Taylor spoke about how she started in business in the United Kingdom and came to the U.S. to start her own company. She discussed how she had to brand herself in order for her company to be successful, and how at first she had trouble embracing her title of CEO. Prior to the guest speaker, the VP of Marketing for SBLA gave a short presentation. This presentation highlighted business cards and how to dress for success. The student leaders enjoyed a dinner before the event with Mrs.Taylor before the event where they received advice.
For photos: http://netlogx19.uindybiz.com
September 26, 2019
World renowned accountant and best selling author Ron Baker spoke to a packed house of students, staff, faculty, and CPAs. Prior to the event, nine student leaders had dinner with Mr.Baker. His speech to the school covered his career in accounting as well as his work with the VerSage Institute. His primary focus was on the accounting and what he calls the firm of the future. Student leaders found the mentoring during their private dinner to be extremely valuable.
For photos: http://baker19.uindybiz.com
August 29, 2019
Dr. Will, the President, and Vice Presidents explained SBLA’s core mission, organization structure, events for the year, and benefits of volunteering. This dinner provided numerous students with information on how to get involved with SBLA. In addition, students where able to sign up to volunteer at numerous events and network with the SBLA officers.
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April 15, 2019
The School of Business welcomed a select group of students that were involved and stood out among their peers throughout the year. They networked with business professionals in the Indianapolis area. Students were able to talk to professionals in all areas of business. This event started off with about an hour of networking and concluded with a dinner where students and the professionals had an additional opportunity to network.
Charity Golf Outing
April 6, 2019
SBLA put together this event to raise money for Christel House International. This organization supports young children around the world. There were a total of 57 golfers including Uindy staff, students, and alumni. Two former mayors of Indianapolis were in attendance as well as many other individuals. The goal for this event was $7,000 dollars, but it was surpassed. SBLA raised over $10,000 dollars for Christel House.
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March 28th, 2019
The 2019 spring speaker was Elaine Bedel. She is the President of IEDC (Indiana Economic Development Corporation,) and the author of “Advice You Never Asked For… But Wish You Had.” This event was different than the ones in the past because it was structured like a Q&A instead of just a speech. Alie Brown, Uindy student and SBLA member, lead the Q&A. She asked Elaine about her experience of starting her own business, as well as about her position as President of the IEDC, and about what advice she’d give to students.
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FAB – Fashion & Business
February 7, 2019
This event was run like a pageant. Professors and students were dressed in business attire to provide examples on how to dress in the workplace. In addition, participants competed in a talent segment and a business questionnaire.
For photos: http://fashion19.uindybiz.com/
Dollars & $ense
October 27, 2018
SBLA partnered with the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, an organization that engages with central Indiana students through a 16-weekend financial literacy program called Dollars and Sense. Through a combination of education and financial incentives, the students will learn personal finance concepts and investment basics via intensive weekend classes series from late October to early March. SBLA hosted the first Dollars and Sense meeting of the year in Uindy Hall A. Students had the opportunity to tour UIndy’s Campus, compete in finance-related games, and win special prizes!
For photos: http://finlit18.uindybiz.com/index.html
October 25, 2018
The President of Spotlight Strategies Incorporated, Erin Smith, came to speak to School of Business students. Ms. Smith spoke about how she became and entrepreneur, her success, and how she got there. Prior to the guest speaker, the VP of Marketing for SBLA gave a short presentation. This presentation highlighted business cards and how to dress for success.
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September 20, 2018
Indiana basketball legend Damon Bailey spoke to a packed house of students, staff, and faculty. Prior to the event, nine student leaders had dinner with Mr. Bailey. His speech to the school covered his career in basketball as well as his success in business. His primary focus was on the effort it took to achieve his success in life. Student leaders found the mentoring during their private dinner to be extremely valuable.
For photos: http://DamonBailey.uindybiz.com
August 30, 2018
Dr. Will, President, and Officers explained SBLA’s core mission, organization structure, events, and benefits of volunteering. This dinner provided numerous students with information on how to get involved with SBLA. In addition, students where able to sign up to volunteer at numerous events. This event filled the room with attendees and left students wanting to sign up for events.
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April 12, 2018
The School of Business welcomed a select group of students and business professionals in the Indianapolis area to a networking event. Students were able to talk to professionals in all areas of business. This event is put on to promote networking and gaining contacts for the future. Everyone was invited to a dinner after the networking, where they were able to have casual conversations and get to know one another.
For photos: http://networking18.uindybiz.com/
April 4, 2018
The University of Indianapolis welcomed Steve Hamilton to campus on Wednesday, April 4th. The Student Business Leadership Academy asked the CFO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to speak to students. His speech included a background of his life and his journey that led him to the ISO. He spoke about the challenges he had to overcome and how students should overcome the challenges they will face in the future.
For photos: http://iso18.uindybiz.com/
Business Fashion Show
March 22, 2018
The 2018 SBLA Business Fashion show was held on March 22, 2018. The show consisted of four female student models, four male student models, and six professors models. The student models were paired with the fashion consultant, Kathy Friend, where she styled them in two outfits. One outfit was a business professional outfit that demonstrated what to wear to an interview, important business meetings, etc. The second look consisted of business casual, which demonstrated what to wear on casual Friday, or other casual but professional settings. The students then modeled the clothing on stage for other students. The professors wore “What Not to Wear” in a business professional setting. The six professors came up with their best ideas to demonstrate to students what you should never wear. These outfits ranged from Steve Urkel to a ninja. This event was a fun way to hold a business event in a relaxed setting.
For photos: http://fashion18.uindybiz.com/
Spring Break Habitat for Humanity
March 10-March 17, 2018
Six UIndy School of Business students traveled to Savannah, GA for spring break to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity. During their spring break, they worked on a house that was being built for a woman who served in Iraq. The house is for her and her children. Our students felt honored to help someone who served for our country. Their construction days consisted of putting up the walls of the house to complete the frame. They also put up the frame of the roof. They also spent time working in the Habitat for Humanity Restore. The Restore is a store for the public. The store consists of household items from all types of furniture to household necessities such as toilets, doors, etc. The students help unload furniture and items and get them ready to be put on the floor to be sold. This service trip is a great way to spend a spring break giving back to the community.
For photos: http://springbreak18.uindybiz.com/
Straight Answer Saturday
February 10, 2018
The Straight Answer Saturday event was a partnership between the Uindy School of Business and the Indiana Secretary of State department. Our goal was to offer free financial and legal consulting services to members of the community. Members of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Indiana Bar Association donated members’ time to provide the services. The event was managed by the UIndy Student Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) and the SOS staff. The event was a success as there were 70 attendees (18 pre-registered, 52 walk ins). At $200 per hour and 45 minutes per consultation, that is an estimated value of $10,400 worth of services provided. However, that wasn’t the important part. The post-event surveys indicated that individuals who came to the event got the answers they were looking for, and were in a better position when they left the event. We were able to help member’s of the community all the while providing opportunities for students here at UIndy.
For photos: http://sas18.uindybiz.com/
November 8, 2017
Santiago Jaramillo spoke to the students of the University of Indianapolis on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. He shared his story on how he became the developer of Blue Bridge and Emplify. He started Blue Bridge, a company that developed traveling apps, while in college at Indiana Wesleyan University. He sold it at the age of 26 for eight million dollars. He then started Emplify, a company that measures employee engagement.
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Business Card Information Session
November 1, 2017
SBLA brought in Michael Salemi, owner of Colored Threads. Salemi informed students about the importance of business cards and personal branding. Through a powerful presentation, Salemi was able to interact with the audience and convey the importance of his message.
For photos: http://bizcard17.uindybiz.com/
Charity Golf Outing
October 22, 2017
Volunteers for SBLA teamed up with Team Rubicon to host a golf outing to raise money for hurricane relief. Team Rubicon is a group that sends veterans to help in natural disaster situations. Sponsors from around the area donated money to the cause and individuals donated money to play golf on a beautiful Sunday morning. Together, they were able to raise almost $2,000 for Team Rubicon. This event shows the hard work of the School of Business students and their desire to give back.
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September 13, 2017
Officers, President, and Dr. Will explained SBLA’s core mission, organization structure, events, and the benefits of volunteering. This dinner provided interested students the information to get involved with SBLA, as well as letting them sign up to volunteer for events.
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