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PDA Special Topics and Programs

1. PDA Title: Utilizing the Business Card

Description: In this PDA, you will use your networking skills to get the most use out of your business card. Independently attend a civic or professional organization meeting (Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary, industry meeting, such as a Strategic Human Resources Management, Board of Realtors, Marketing meeting, American Culinary Federation, etc.) and exchange business cards with business professionals from at least three organizations. The organizations can be profit or nonprofit. Choose one of the organizations to schedule a follow-up meeting with. This follow-up activity can take various forms, but the purpose is to connect with the person or organization outside of the initial meeting place. An interview with someone at the organization (not necessarily the initial contact), a tour of the facilities and other correspondence can meet this requirement. 

Note: Before starting the PDA, make sure to print the “Utilizing the Business Card PDA Credit Approval” form from Here: PDA Form: Utilizing the Business Card. To earn PDA credit, you must submit this completed form along with copies of three business cards to:

Nicholas W. Twigg, D.B.A.

ntwigg@coastal.edu

843-349-2241

Wall 230C

For more information about this PDA, contact Nicholas W. Twigg.

PDA prerequisite: Multiple personal business cards are required for this activity. To learn about creating your own personal business card, you can attend the Business Card: World’s Smallest Resume workshop.

Functional Area: Professional Communication and Value Networks

Length of PDA: variable

 

2. PDA Title: Each 1 Teach 1

Description: The Each 1 Teach 1 is a program dedicated to helping at-risk youth succeed, and is administered through a unique partnership between the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and the Spadoni College of Education's Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement. The Brown Scholars are a select group of Coastal Carolina University students who educate and mentor the students in the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute. The scholars are trained by the director of the Each 1 Teach 1, the director of the Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement and local entrepreneurs. The scholars deliver workshops on life skills and entrepreneurial skills during the summer programs and mentor the students in the program throughout the school year. Scholars are community leaders, enthusiastic educators and caring role models. For more information, contact Yoav Wachsman, Ph.D., at yoav@coastal.edu or visit the website at https://www.coastal.edu/business/entrepreneur/index.html.

PDA prerequisite: None

Functional Area(s): Social Responsibility and Global Consciousness, Leadership and Interpersonal Management, Professional Communication and Value Networks

Length of PDA: variable

 

3. PDA Title: Elect Her- Campus Women Win

Description: Coastal Carolina University is one of only 30 colleges and universities in the nation selected to be a 2013 site for Elect Her – Campus Women Win, a free training program to encourage and train young women to run for student government and other leadership positions on their campuses, and ultimately for elected and leadership positions following graduation. The four-year-old program is a collaboration between the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the nonprofit organization Running Start.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wall Boardroom (Room 222)

This event is free and open to all Coastal Carolina University students, however participation is limited to the first 50 registrants.    

Learn the nuts and bolts of running for a student leadership position:

  • How to develop and polish your leadership skills
  • How to develop and communicate an effective message
  • How to reach your constituency and inspire others
  • How to lead and how to win

Conference Schedule

10:30 a.m.                    Registration

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.     Training Sessions and Working Lunch

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.         Closing Reception hosted by Coastal’s first lady, Terri DeCenzo, executive director of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University

Did you know? South Carolina ranks last in the nation for the percentage (8.8 percent) of women elected to serve in the S.C. Legislature (Colorado leads the nation with 41 percent). In the current S.C. Legislature, there are no women senators and only 16 women serving in the House of Representatives.

For more information, contact Whitney Comer, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at wcomer@coastal.edu or 843-349-2301.

PDA prerequisite: None

Functional Area(s): Self-management and Personal Financial Planning, Social Responsibility and Global Consciousness, Leadership and Interpersonal Management, Professional Communication and Value Networks

 Length of PDA: 1 day

 

4. PDA Title: Small Business Boot Camp and Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

1 to 4 p.m.

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel

Description: Are you a small business owner or interested in entrepreneurship? Make plans to attend the Small Business Boot Camp on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and then stay for the Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women on February 8. Join hundreds of female leaders for two days of learning, connecting and empowerment at the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women. The Women’s Leadership Conference educates, motivates and challenges women to lead change in their own lives, their communities and the world.

All programs will be held at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.

The inaugural Small Business Boot Camp is offered as a series of pre-conference workshops preceding the exciting third annual Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University. Take away the tools you need to be more successful in running your business. If you are thinking about starting a business, this is a great place to start!

Hear form speakers such as:

  • Stella Mercado, President and CEO of Mercom, a premier technology firm
  • Eileen Soisson, Founder of The Meeting Institute
  • Susan Walvius, Co-Founder of SHEEX, named one of the Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune magazine

Breakout sessions include:

  • Social Media- Beyond the Ordinary…What’s After Facebook and Twitter?
  • Stepping Out on Your Own: Lessons from Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Readiness: Common Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Bring plenty of business cards for the Networking Reception at 4 to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. This is a great way to wrap up the day as you make contacts and connections.

Representatives from the South Carolina Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Development Center will be on hand.

Following the conference, Women In Philanthropy and Leadership will host the annual Celebration of Inspiring Women at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. The 2013 Inspiring Women Awards, created as a lasting way to recognize the incredible achievements of women who have called the Palmetto State home, will be presented at this highly anticipated annual event.

For more information and registration, visit http://www.wiplconference.com/ or call 843-349-5033.

***To earn credit for the PDA, you must complete the External PDA Credit Approval Form. You do not need to complete the External PDA Request form as the event has already been pre-approved.

 PDA prerequisite: Available to all graduate and undergraduate students.

Functional Area(s): Leadership and Interpersonal Management, Professional Communication and Value Networks, Social Responsibility, Ethics and Diversity, Creativity, Technology and Innovation

 

5. PDA Title: Student Government Association (SGA)

Gain leadership experience by becoming a part of the Student Government Association (SGA).

The following positions are available: 

  • Student Body President
  • SGA Executive Vice President 
  • SGA Vice President for Public Relations 
  • SGA Vice President for Finance 
  • SGA Senator- SGA senators are broken down by year and college. Two representatives from each class per college are elected, so the Wall College of Business alone will end up with eight representatives. New freshmen will be elected in the fall. In the spring, there are elections for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The SGA is accepting Intent to Run for Office forms for the 2013-2014 academic year. The form can be found on Coastal Connections (you must log in with your CCU username and password to complete the form) or picked up in Student Center 203.

This form is due (either submitted online or turned in) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by Student Center 203.

PDA prerequisite:

Elected Officers at time of candidacy must:
1. Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.
2. Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at Coastal Carolina University
3. Have attended Coastal Carolina University for two consecutive semesters (attendance at two consecutive summer sessions will be equivalent to one regular semester attended) preceding the semester of candidacy.
4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
5. Not be on disciplinary or academic probation, or any subsequently more severe form of either.

Senators at time of candidacy must:
1. Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.
2. Have a primary major in the college the senator is representing at the time of joining the senate.
3. Represent no more than one college.
4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (applicable to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors).
5. Not be on disciplinary or academic probation, or any subsequently more severe form of either.

Functional Area(s): Leadership and Interpersonal Management, Professional Communication and Value Networks

 

6. Title: CCU Food Bank

Description: The CCU food bank is a new service available on campus that is dedicated to serving any CCU student in need. The food bank is located inside the Grand Strand Activity House in University Place and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are currently in search of volunteers to help with supervising and maintaining the space. This PDA is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in running a “business” and to support your fellow peers.

PDA prerequisite: To sign up to volunteer and find out how to earn PDA credit, contact Cara Scheuer at cscheuer@coastal.edu.

Functional Area(s): Social Responsibility, Ethics and Diversity

 

7. Title: CCU Spring Career Fair 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

1 to 4 p.m.

Kimbel Arena

The CCU Spring Career Fair 2013 will be held on Wednesday, March 27th in Kimbel Arena from 1 to 4 p.m.  We will feature over 80 employers and graduate schools, so this will be a real opportunity for students to talk to employers and representatives from graduate programs to get an edge on the competition.  As you are aware, the job market is still extremely tight and any advantage upcoming graduates can get is worth the effort.  For more information, visit http://www.coastal.edu/career/ or contact Career Services at 843-349-2341. 

PDA prerequisite:  To earn PDA credit, you must bring your student ID and sign in with your ID number, name and CCU email as you enter the arena.

Functional Area(s): Professional Communication and Value Networks

 

8. Title: Guest Speaker: Susan O'Malley

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Description: Susan O'Malley, the former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment and the first female president of a professional sports franchise, will speak on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheelwright Auditorium. This event, sponsored by the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy, will kick off the Big South Championships. For ticket information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2787.

PDA prerequisite:  To earn credit for the PDA, you must complete and submit the External PDA Credit Approval Form, along with your ticket stub, to Cara Scheuer in Wall 233F within one week of the event date. You do not need to complete the speaker information or signature portion of the form. You also do not need to complete the External PDA Request form as the event has already been pre-approved.

Functional Area(s): Leadership and Interpersonal Management

 

9. Title: Relay for Life

Friday, April 5, 2013

7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

CCU Track

Description: The Wall Center for Excellence has partnered with Beta Gamma Sigma to create a Relay for Life team in support of the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life will take place this year on April 5, 2013 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on the CCU track. We will need volunteers during the night to help with set-up, break down and to run the games and activities for our particular team.

PDA prerequisite: To sign up to volunteer and find out how to earn PDA credit, contact Patrick Beaver at pbeaver@g.coastal.edu.

Functional Area(s): Social Responsibility, Ethics and Diversity

 

10. Title: Become a Leader with Frito-Lay

April 11, 2013

3 p.m.

Wall 229

Description: Doug Smith from Frito Lay/Pepsico will be visiting campus on Thursday at 3 p.m. to give an information session on Frito Lay and to discuss the sales and leadership opportunities available within the organization. Smith is looking to hire 12-15 leaders and is interested in CCU’s students to fill some of these openings.  For more information,  click here.

Why: Frito-Lay is a Fun, Rewarding and Progressive Growth Company with Multiple Possibilities for Driven, Competitive, Smart and Engaging People.  If this is YOU, check us out!

PDA prerequisite: **PRE-REGISTER by 4/9/13 by email: swise@coastal.edu. ** To earn PDA credit, you must bring your student ID and sign in with your ID number, name and CCU email as you enter the room.

 

11. Cocelerator/Business Plan Competition

Friday, April 26, 2013

Johnson Auditorium

Time: TBD

Description: Cocelerator is an early stage startup incubator that operates out of Cowork MYR. Cocelerator has teamed up with Coastal Carolina University to find the students with the most potential to form their very own startup. All it takes is a good idea.

Key Dates for Cocelerator 2013...

  • March 21: Competition begins.

Time to start thinking really hard about your idea that could disrupt an industry or create an entirely new one.

  • April 2: Deadline to submit intent to participate.

We just need you to register your name and email address.

  • April 12: Deadline to submit pitch deck.

What is a "pitch deck"? We'll explain this after April 2nd.

  • April 26: Live Pitch Day.

Finalists will be pitching their idea to a panel of judges.

  • Fall 2013: Winning ideas will become startups and run through the CoceleratorU program to help turn them into real ideas and real companies.

For more information, visit www.coceleratoru.com or contact Rob Salvino at rsalvino@coastal.edu.

Functional Area(s): Creativity, Innovation, and Technology