SBLA held an exclusive networking event for students in the School of Business. Local business professionals were invited to come and give students an opportunity to learn how to network. Students were able to exchange business cards, listen to experiences, and get to know more about the fields of the professionals over dinner. This was a great time for students to gain contacts for their future internship and job interests.
Steve Hamilton went from a small farm in Kentucky to CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Along the way, he learned seven things on his journey that he shared with more than 250 UIndy students. We had the honor of hearing Mr. Hamilton’s first keynote address to a public audience.
Fashion consultant, Kathy Friend styled student models in two outfits each, one business casual outfit and one business professional outfit. Professors were also involved in the show. They wore examples of “What Not to Wear” in a business professional setting.
Spring Break Habitat for Humanity
Six School of Business student leaders traveled to Savannah, Georgia for a service trip. They teamed up with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that helps build houses for people in many different communities. During their trip, they helped build a house for a former veteran and her children. They also volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Restore facility.
Straight Answer Saturday
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 SBLA and the SOS staff.
The UIndy campus had the honor of hosting Santiago Jaramillo, the CEO of Emplify. Mr. Jaramillo talked to a room full of more than 350 students and shared his experience of starting his own company from his dorm room during his senior year of college. With the assistance of more than 20 volunteers and about six weeks to prepare for Mr. Jaramillo’s visit, SBLA had another successful event.
Charity Golf Outing
SBLA hosted its first ever Charity Golf Outing on October 22nd, 2017 at Valle Vista Golf Club in Greenwood, Indiana. The event brought out 15 golfers who played an 18-hole scramble. At the end, we announced a grand total of $1,878 that we were able to donate to Team Rubicon, a relief organization helping those affected by the recent hurricanes.
Business Card Information Session
Michael Salemi of Colored Threads joined the UIndy campus to inform students about personal branding and the importance of business cards. In the room full of attentive students, Mr. Salemi interacted with the audience to convey a better understanding of the examples he was providing.
The recruitment dinner is an informational event where students have the opportunity to network with their peers and learn what SBLA has to offer and what it is about. This dinner is a crucial event to attend because it allows students to sign up for events they are interested in volunteering for throughout the school year.