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Wall Center for Excellence Workshop Curriculum

Class size is limited to 30 students in each workshop.

Career Launch I: Building a Resume

During this session, students will learn how to construct an effective resume that will get noticed by potential employers. Specific Topics include: • Constructing and quantifying your resume • Seeking an employer versus a job • Job search strategies

Pre-requisite: No pre-requisites

 

Fri, 9/111:00 - 2:00pmWall 116Sign Up

 

Tu, 11/103:00 - 4:00pmWall 116Sign Up


Introduction to the Internship

Students that complete a paid internship in their chosen career field are sixty percent (60%) more likely to graduate from college with a job related to their major! It is critical that you get your career started before you graduate. We will discuss the entire internship process, from the search process to the final reflection paper, in this workshop.

Specific topics include:

  • Finding the right internship opportunity
  • Estblishing realistic expectations
  • Defining student learning outcomes
  • Evaluations
  • Reflections on the internship experience

Pre-requisite: No prerequisite

 

Fri, 11/610:00am - 11:30amWall 229Sign Up

 

Thur, 9/179:00am - 10:30amWall 229Sign Up

 

Tues 10/133:45pm - 4:45pmWall 229Sign Up


A Business Card: The Worlds Smallest Resume

A business card is the world’s smallest resume and a quick and effective way to communicate with other professionals. It also identifies you as a professional. In this activity you will develop your own business card (or learn ways to effectively use your established business card) for use in a career search or other networking activities. What should and should not be included on your business card will be discussed as well as where to place pertinent information on your business card are addressed. Advice on networking and establishing credibility will also be provided in the session To complete this Professional Development Activity (PDA) attendance at A Business Card: "World’s Smallest Resume" workshop is required and submission of a printed personal business card to the main Wall Center Office located in Wall 228.

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Fri, 9/1810:00 :am - 11:00amWall 229Sign Up

 

Thur,10/2210:00 am - 11:00amWall 229Sign Up


Safe Zone Ally Training Sessions at Coastal Carolina University

The Safe Zone Program provides a visible network of volunteers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination. Safe Zone Allies will participate in a two hour training session and will commit to the Safe Zone program mission. Any student who wants to become a Safe Zone Ally or would just like to learn more about LGBTQ issue should attend. To register for a session Call 843-349-2305. For more information, consult the Safe Zone website at www.coastal.edu/safezone. Make sure to let the session facilitator know that you are seeking PDA credit to ensure your attendance is properly documented. Trainings for this semester are included here: : Wed, Sept 2, 1-3 pm, Lib Jackson Student Union A104, Tues, Sept 22, 4-6 pm, Lib Jackson Student Union A215, Mon, Oct 5, 5-7 pm, Lib Jackson Student Union A213 ,Thurs, Oct 15, 1-3 pm, Lib Jackson Student Union A104, Fri, Nov 6, 11 am – 1 pm, Lib Jackson Student Union A104.

Pre-requisite: Two (2) hour basic training with no pre-requisites.


Unleashing your Resume

You are looking to set yourself apart from the pack. You have your résumé updated and you are looking for that edge that you know you have; but how do you present it to the cruel hiring world? This workshop will demonstrate how to put your know-how, experience and personality in a graphic format that (1) reflects who you are and (2) shows a hiring manager a set of skills that is perfect for the job. This PDA will also review strategies and tops for effective networking both in online and face-to-face mediums

Pre-requisite: Dissatisfaction (or satisfaction) with your current résumé. Lack of a résumé. Possession of a résumé that hasn’t gotten you the attention you deserve or the job you want. 60-90 minutes workshop with time for Q&A.


Advanced Word 1: Report Structure, Table of Contents & Citations

This advanced word session covers the major parts of any business report structure and its creation using the style guides. It addresses the creation of table of contents and the use of the reference function to insert APA style citations and reference pages. To be held in Room 111.

Pre-requisite: Please bring a project/paper to work on during the 1 hour workshop. The session will be scheduled in a computer lab, but you can bring your own computer if you would prefer to use that one.

 

Thur 10/158:00am - 9:00amWall 111Sign Up

 

Tue 8/258:00am - 9:00amWall 111Sign Up

 

Wed 11/118:00am - 9:00amWall 111Sign Up

 

Wed, 9/168:00am - 9:00amWall 111Sign Up


Beta Alpha Psi Speaker Series

Each semester Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting and Finance Honor Society, hosts a variety of guest speakers, including CPAs and CMAs in the local area and other business leaders. The speakers share their stories about their career path and help you choose a path you might want to pursue during and after college. These sessions also provide a great opportunity to interact with your other, faculty, and executives. Additional speaker topics coming soon.

Pre-requisite: None


Finance/FMA Club Guest Speaker

Each semester the Finance Club hosts a variety of guest speakers relevant to the finance industry. The speaker schedule for this semester will be announced soon.

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Company Visits (held @ the Company)

The purpose of this PDA is to give students firsthand exposure to business cultures, working environments and the world of work. The structure of the visits vary by company, but typically include a company overview presentation and discussion of its core business strategies, a tour of the facility, discussion of job opportunities, an chance to meet members of the leadership team, and a Q&A session. Limited space is available for these visits so you must sign up below.

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Tue, 11/33:00pm - 4:00pmCCU Athletics (gain insights into the “business” behind CCU Athletics!)-meet outside of Gate 2 of the Springs Brooks (Baseball) stadium). Sign Up

 

Tues, 9/293:30pm - 5:00pmCCU Campus Recreation/HTC Center (gain insights into the “business” behind the HTC Center and CCU Campus Recreation) - meet in from of the Rock Climbing Wall inside the HTC Center. Sign Up


Preparing for Graduate School

In this workshop, the discussion will focus on the process of preparing for grad school. Topics covered will include setting yourself up for success while an undergrad, the lifestyle changes that accompany grad school, what to do if your undergraduate studies seem unrelated to your intended course of study, conducting informational interviews with experts to better understand how a graduate education can help you achieve your goals and the admission process for graduate education.

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Fri, 11/132:00pm - 3:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Tue, 10/273:00pm - 4:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Tue, 12/13:00pm - 4:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Wed, 9/1610:00 :am - 11:00amWall 229Sign Up


International Cultural Series

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs & Services, this series involves a variety of programming and events focused on global awareness, international cultures and travel. See below for the schedule for this semester.

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Mon. 10/264:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up

 

Mon. 8/314:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up

 

Mon. 9/284:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up

 

Tues 10/204:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up

 

Tues 11/174:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up

 

Tues 9/224:00-5:00 p.m.Intercultural Conversations- A gathering point for students from the US and abroad to interact on current issues, pop culture, and life experiences from around the world (Student Union- Room 201)Sign Up


SHRM Club Sponsored PDAs

The mission of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) club is to provide an opportunity for its members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability. The SHRM interacts with students, the community, and other SHRM organizations across the country in pursuit of that goal. Each semester the SCHRM club hosts a variety of guest speakers, events and workshops. Sessions will be announced soon.

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Marketing Club Guest Speaker

The goal of the Marketing Club is to provide students with the training and tools they will need to succeed in the marketing profession. Students work with local, regional and national companies by conducting marketing research and spearheading various projects, which helps them gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom. They also host speakers from a variety of different companies and organizations throughout the semester. The schedule for this semester coming soon.

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Coastal Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) Guest Speaker

The CEO club is an organization that is focused on hands-on experience in planning, starting and running businesses, and other revenue-generating operations. The club also engages in outreach and education about entrepreneurship through the PDAs that the club hosts. The PDA schedule will be announced soon.

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Beta Gamma Sigma Speaker Series

Each semester Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, hosts a variety of guest speakers in the local area and other business leaders. The speakers share their personal stories, provide career advice, and share valuable business insights. These sessions also provide a great opportunity to interact and network with fellow students, faculty, and business professionals. The schedule of speakers coming soon.

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Career Launch II: The Successful Interview

This workshop will assist students in preparing for an employment interview. Specific topics include: - Researching the employer - Anticipating interview questions - Translating your experiences into marketable skills - Framing your strengths and weaknesses - Following up after the interview

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Mon, 10/54:00pm - 5:00pmWall 116Sign Up

 

Thurs 9/2412:00pm - 1:00pmWall 116Sign Up


Executive in Residence (EIR) Speaker Series

The Wall College of Business Administration maintains an Executive in Residence program for the mutual benefit of its business students, faculty and the executives who comprise the program. As part of their service to the university executives deliver a wide array of PDAs, including panels on current topics in business, presentations on areas of expertise, industry insights, and advice on preparing for the "working" world. For background information on participating executives visit: https://www.coastal.edu/business/executivesinresidence/ and http://www.coastal.edu/business/departments/mds/davedoerring/. See below for the EIR schedule for the spring. Additional EIR PDAs coming soon...

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10/194:15-5:15Panel of Executives Discussing Their Personal Journeys through a Series of Jobs, Employers Perspective in Hiring, and General Advice on Career and Professional Development. The Panel will conclude with a Question and Answer Session.- Wall 116Sign Up


Budgeting for Your Future

In this PDA you will learn how to manage your finances. Topics include creating a personal budget, credit card, loan, and other debt management strategies, retirement options, and financial and personal goal-setting.

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Identity Theft Awareness and Compliance

This PDA will be delivered by Legal Shield Group Benefits Specialists Sherri Miller and Ann Palmer. Key topics of the workshop include: What is Identity Theft, Types of Identify Theft, Recent Trends, Prevention and Restoration Strategies, How to Safeguard Your Identify Online, Data Breaches, Your Digital Footprint, Business Compliance Requirements and Protecting Your Consumers and Employees

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Fri, 10/23:00pm - 4:00pmWall 229Sign Up


Faculty Mentoring Sessions

Each department within the Wall College of Business arranges mentoring sessions in which students have the opportunity to meet faculty members, and learn about the majors, internships, career, research and leadership opportunities in their discipline. See below for the schedule of mentoring sessions for this semester.

Pre-requisite: These PDAs are intended to assist students with Exploring Major and Career Options in Business.


WCOB Distinguished Speaker Series

This purpose of this program is to connect the CCU academic community with highly regarded business leaders and to strengthen the relationship between the Wall College and the business community. See below for the speaker schedule for the upcoming semester.

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Fri, 11/611:00am - 12:00pmBill Gerber, CFO TD Ameritrade -Bill Gerber oversees investor relations, business development, certain treasury functions and finance operations, including accounting, business planning and forecasting, external and internal reporting, tax and procurement. He also serves as a member of the companys senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization. Gerber has been with TD Ameritrade since 1999. He was managing director of finance, during which time he played a major role in evaluating merger and acquisition opportunities for the company, including the TD Waterhouse, Datek Online Holdings and National Discount Broker transactions. He served in this capacity until his appointment as chief financial officer in October 2006. Prior to joining the company, Gerber spent eight years with Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, serving as an audit manager primarily focused on public company clients. He is a member of the 2013 CNBC CFO Council and was named to Institutional Investor Magazines All America Executive Team as one of the top three CFOs in the Brokers, Asset Managers and Exchanges category in 2012 and 2013. Gerber holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Michigan.- Wall 116Sign Up


Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business (Nick)

Description: When making the “go, no go” decision for starting a new business, answering several clarifying questions can help you decide if you’re really ready for the task ahead, or if more research and planning are necessary. This PDA will walk you through those key questions. Topics include formulating a vision, idea (expanding your vision into a tangible idea), marketing (determining if there is anyone to sell it do?) and finance (if there is a market, how much do I have to charge?)

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Thur 11/1212:00pm - 1:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Tues, 10/64:00pm - 5:00pmWall 229Sign Up


Experience Your World -Enrich Your Life by Studying Abroad

We live in a globally connected world. Consequently, it is important for today"s college graduates to be prepared to adapt and thrive in today"s global marketplace. In this workshop, Dr. Yoav Wachsman, Director of International Programs and Special Projects, outlines the wide range of exciting study-abroad options available to students. By adding an international dimension to their education, students may be better prepared to market themselves to potential employers and to achieve their long-term career objectives. Whether the student participates in a short-term study abroad experience or a full-semester of classes at a partner institution, Coastal Carolina University will work to tailor an international experience that meets each student"s specific needs and financial resources.

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Mon, 9/214:00pm - 5:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Thur 10/224:00pm - 5:00pmWall 229Sign Up

 

Wed, 11/181:00pm - 2:00pmWall 229Sign Up


Career Insights from Business Professionals Speaker Series

These PDAs will consist of current and former business professionals discussing their work background and career progression and offering their expertise and firsthand advice as it relates to a variety of business related careers, functional areas, job types and industries.

Pre-requisite: These PDAs are intended to assist students with Exploring Major and Career Options in Business.

 

Thurs 10/89:00am - 10:00amDavid Fink will share his expertise and experiences as it relates to the following careers/topics in sales: Outsides salesperson and sales manager. Wall 229Sign Up

 

Thurs 9/174:00pm - 5:00pmDavid Fink will share his expertise and experiences as it relates to the following careers/topics in marketing: Market researcher, brand manager, and marketing manager. Student Union A110 Theatre AuditoriumSign Up

 

Tues 10/204:00pm - 5:00pmDavid Doerring will share his expertise and experiences as it relates to the following careers/topics in manufacturing, management and accounting. Doerring will also discuss his decision to enter an MBA program and then subsequent experiences working in Public Accounting in Brazil, for Deloitte Ross Thomatsu, Manufacturing operations with NCR and AT & T. He will then wrap up with a discussion of his move from manufacturing, back into Accounting and Information Systems Management. - Wall 116Sign Up

 

Tues 10/274:00pm - 5:00pmA HR representative from HTC will discuss their professional background/journey prior to and with HTC, will provide an overview of HTC and the types of jobs within the company, including current openings, will discuss how students can go about pursuing a career with HTC, will provide tips about the hiring process from an HR perspective (e.g. what HTC and employers in general look for in their applicants), will offer general career/professional advice. Wall 309Sign Up

 

Tues 11/034:00pm - 5:00pmPaige Bird, ABR, CRSP, e-PRO, MBA is a licensed REALTOR® in South Carolina. Paige specializes in representing residential buyers and sellers throughout Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, North Myrtle Beach& other areas of Horry County, South Carolina. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Paige attended Coastal Carolina University on a golf scholarship, where she was named the 2002 Big South Conference Player of the Year and received medalist honors at the 2002 Big South Conference Championships. Paige graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and graduated from Winthrop University with a Masters of Business Administration degree. Out of college, Paige accepted a position as a golf professional at Legends Golf Resort and The Classic Swing Golf School. Paige still loves to play golf and teaches at six women-only golf schools on an annual basis. Paige was inducted into the PGA of America in May 2008. Wall 116 Sign Up


LiveWell@CCU Programs

Sponsored by Counseling Services LiveWell@CCU is a series of speakers, workshops and other programs that are centered around the topics of sexual violence, health and wellness, and diversity. The following LiveWell@CCU sessions have been approved as PDAs due to their relevance to both a school and workplace environment. Since these sessions are external to the Wall Center you will need to make sure to let the session facilitator know that you are seeking PDA credit to ensure your attendance is properly documented.

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Mon, 10/53:00pm - 4:00pmStep Up! Against Sexual Violence - Monday, October 5, 3 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 The vast majority of people claim that they would do something if they knew a sexual assault was taking place. Would you? These questions and many more will be addressed so that individuals can be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Mon, 9/214:00pm - 5:00pmUnderstanding Depression – Monday, September 21, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Feeling sad or blue? Not sure if you may be experiencing depression? This session will help students identify that signs of depression and share techniques on the most effective ways to deal with depression and how to seek assistance if depression or suicidal thoughts are impacting your college experience. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Mon, 9/285:00pm - 6:00pmSexual Violence in the LGBTQ Community– Monday, September 28, 5 p.m. Lib Jackson Student Union A214 This discussion will cover the facts and experiences of LGBTQ identified individuals. Participants will learn about the impact of sexual violence in the LGBTQ population. LJSU A214Sign Up

 

Thurs 10/14:00pm - 5:00pmOMG! I’m Losing It!– Thursday, October 1, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Feeling “overwhelmed” is one of the top reasons that college students seek counseling at CCU each year. This session is designed to assist students on how to recognize the signs of stress and provide many strategies and techniques that can utilized in a variety of situations. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a guided imagery meditation and practice other relaxation techniques. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Thurs 9/244:00pm - 5:00pmStep Up! Against Dating and Domestic Violence – Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 The vast majority of people claim that they would do something if they knew that someone was in a violent relationship. Would you? These questions and many more will be addressed so that individuals can be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Tue, 10/274:00pm - 5:00pmManaging Anxiety – Tuesday, October 27, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Join this discussion on how to recognize and approach stress from the mindfulness-based perspective. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Tues 10/134:00pm - 5:00pmViolence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue – Tuesday, October 13, 4 p.m. Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Violence against women, domestic violence, and sexual violence are usually associated as “women’s issues.” However, in this Live Well Series, we will discuss how all of these behaviors (violent actions) are tied to definitions of manhood. Further, we will discuss what we need to do to be leaders of change in this regard. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Tues 9/14:00pm - 5:00pmWelcome to College! Adjusting to Your New Life as a College Student – Tuesday, September 1, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 This session will teach strategies relating to how students can have a seamless transition to the university setting. Topics will include establishing healthy routines, goal development, ways to get involved and how to find balance in a busy environment that is often filled with distractions. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Tues, 9/224:00pm - 5:00pmFeel Better Fast! - Tuesday September 22, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Would you like to be able to control and manage your mind states? We all need skills and techniques to help with regulating negative emotions and increasing positive ones. By attending this helpful workshop you will practice and learn brand new ways to help you feel better fast. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Wed, 10/144:00pm - 5:00pmEmotion Regulation – Wednesday, October 14, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 This is a hands-on participatory discussion on techniques, strategies and tips to help you master your own emotions and let them work for you instead of against you in times of distress. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Wed, 10/74:00pm - 5:00pmHow Attitudes toward Women Impact Sexual and Relationship Violence – Wednesday, October 7, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Societal attitudes toward women contribute to a culture that often appears to encourage relationship violence. In this session, participants will learn how to think about women in a way that challenges those attitudes and how to challenge others in an effective way. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Wed, 11/184:00pm - 5:00pmTaking the First Steps Toward Overcoming Academic Performance and Test Anxiety – Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 This presentation will focus on some of the key causes and practical strategies that can be used by students to address academic stress and anxiety related to schoolwork, tests and getting organized. Students will be given a variety of tools to utilize and will have the opportunity to practice during the session. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Wed, 9/164:00pm - 5:00pmEnter Sandman: Why Sleep Should Matter to You – Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling refreshed? During this program, students will discuss how sleep impacts their grades, mood, and physical health. Students will also identify unhelpful sleep habits and learn strategies for improving sleep. LJSU A213Sign Up

 

Wed, 9/304:00pm - 5:00pmStep Up! Don’t be an Uninformed Bystander to Depression/Suicide – Wednesday, September 30, 4 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A213 Over 1,100 college students commit suicide each year. If given the opportunity to help a fellow student, most students are willing to offer assistance to someone who is experiencing depression or is at risk for suicide. Would you? This session will address how to recognize the warning signs, be a part of the solution, and much more. LJSU A213Sign Up


Jackson Center Events

The primary focus of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values is to cultivate awareness throughout the academic and surrounding communities of the importance and lifelong rewards of personal and professional integrity. Each year the Jackson Center for Ethics hosts a series of events for the purpose of engaging students and community members in lively discussion of ethical issues. The following Jackson Center sessions have been approved as PDAs . Since these sessions are external to the Wall Center you will need to make sure to let the session facilitator know that you are seeking PDA credit to ensure your attendance is properly documented.

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Alliance Abroad Presentation on Internships in Australia

Description: Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) has been the leader of international recruitment for over 20 years. Since 1992, the company has successfully matched more than 100,000 international students with many of the world’s leading tourism and hospitality companies. Representatives from the organization will be coming to campus to discuss exciting internship opportunities in Australia that you can take part in as a CCU student! For more information visit: http://www.allianceabroad.com/

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T.E.A.L. Series-Sponsored by OSAL

T.E.A.L. stands for TEACHING EVERYONE ABOUT LEADERSHIP. As the name suggests, these programs are open and available to all students! These will provide student organizations and any students who attend, the chance to enhance their leadership skills in a collaborative setting. The Office of Student Activities (OSAL) will be offering the following TEAL programs this semester.

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Th. 10/29,6:00-7:30 p.m.Inspire a Shared Vision Wall 222Sign Up

 

Th. 11/19,6:00-7:30 p.m.Challenge the Process Wall 222Sign Up

 

Th. 9/24, 6:00-7:30 p.m.Model the Way Wall 222Sign Up


Be a Seller not a Teller

Whether you are challenged by what to say on the phone to get an appointment, don’t know what to say when the prospect says “no thanks” or have other selling questions, this workshop is for you. SCORE Mentor Lee Mednikow who has successfully “closed the deal” countless times will take you through the selling process from planning through customer service after the sale.

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Living and Studying in China

Suwei Zou (Wendi) is an exchange student from the Beijing Language and Culture University in China. She will share her firsthand experience about living and studying in China.

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The Road Best Traveled: Tips for International and Domestic Travel

This PDA will provide use tips for students that will be going on an international and domestic travel trip in the near future.

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Building Your Professional Portfolio

Learn how to create a professional profile that you can showcase to potential employers. Both paper and online portfolio options will be discussed. This session will be held in a computer lab. You will have the opportunity to start building your portfolio while in the workshop. So, it is advised that you have access to digital files that you would want to include in your portfolio, such as your resume, work or school projects, publications, presentations, etc.

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Audience-Centric Presentations

Audience-Centric Presentations - No more terror of public speaking! No more "death by PowerPoint!" Learn the powerful, entertaining value of Audience-Centric Presentations. Lee Mednikow, a SCORE volunteer with 30 years of marketing and sales experience, will help you connect with your audience, create PowerPoint presentations with real punch, and effectively use humor without being a joke teller.

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How to Ask for Help

In this PDA Dr. Michael Latta, Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing, will walk you through the vital process of “asking for help” by reviewing the “who,” the “what,” the “why,” the “where,” the “when” and the “how.”

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Advanced Word 2: Sections and Page Numbers, Tables, and Hyperlinking

This advanced word session covers the use of section breaks to allow for different types of page numbering and table formatting. It addresses how to use colors to create professional looking tables and the appropriate structure for a series of tables. Finally, it addresses how to create bookmarks within a document to facilitate hyperlinking between parts of a report.

Pre-requisite: Please bring a project/paper to work on during the 1 hour workshop. The session will be scheduled in a computer lab, but you can bring your own computer if you would prefer to use that one.

 

Fri, 10/161:00 - 2:00pmWall 111Sign Up

 

Fri, 11/131:00 - 2:00pmWall 111Sign Up

 

Fri, 9/181:00pm - 2:00pmWall 111Sign Up


Building your Online Reputation by Pete Gasca

Key points include: Business trends in social media, the most popular and most useful types of social media, shaping your online presence before others shape it for you, how to use social media and other online platforms as a networking, career and professional development tool, other benefits of social media, understanding the permanence and dangers of the Internet, and controlling your personal brand.

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Thur 10/152:00pm - 3:00pmWall 116Sign Up


What Employers Look for in Recent College Graduates by Nicole Wesley

Learn NOW what important skills, qualities, and attributes employers look for in recent college graduates so you have time to acquire and enhance these attributes to better market yourself post-graduation.

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Speed Interviewing Event

This event is sponsored by Career Services. More info coming soon....

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ACCT 631 Fraud Examination Class Student Presentations

In this PDA you will have the opportunity to view presentations being delivered by Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program students to their assigned Clients (TLCs Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor, A&Es Wild Transport, Jupiter Entertainment, and The Weinstein Company) as part of their ACCT 631 Fraud Examination class. The presentation will involve an analysis of film production tax incentives (PTIs) available across all 50 states, a discussion of the potential frauds for the various types of PTIs, and recommendations that will provide The Clients and states with opportunities to build location filming industry revenue while minimizing the potential for tax incentive fraud. This PDA is an excellent opportunity for any student looking to gain exposure to the MAcc program here at CCU and to also learn about issues pertaining to tax fraud.

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ETS Exit Exam - NO PDA CREDIT

THIS WILL NOT COUNT AS A PDA.

Pre-requisite: Students must be currently enrolled in CBAD 478 in order to take the ETS Exit Exam.


Entrepreneurial Leadership Presentations/Documentaries

Students from MGMT 320: Entrepreneurial Leadership will be presenting their self-produced documentaries on the lives, experiences, challenges, and successes of entrepreneurs from a variety of industries.

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Grand Strand Small Business Resource Day

Learn how the SBA can assist with a variety of needs for small businesses. This free seminar will cover business counseling opportunities, access to capital, and federal contracting programs. In addition to SBA staff, you will also hear from an SBA lender, borrower, and federal contractor to gain perspective on how these programs can help you start and grow your business. This PDA will count for three PDA credits. However, you must attend the entire session. Room To Be Announced.

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Wed, 9/239:00am - 12:00pmTBASign Up


Career Skills/Get-Hired Webinars (Pre-recorded)

This PDA consists of pre-recorded presentations/webinars prepared by leading career experts on a variety of topics pertaining to career skills, getting hired, and career change. See below for a list of specific topics and the dates, times and locations in which these pre-recorded presentations/seminars will be displayed.

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Fri. 9/2511:00-12:00 p.mHow to Use Social Media to Get Found & Land a Job Faster Wall 229Sign Up

 

Mon. 10/199:00-10:00 a.m.Killer LinkedIn Profile: The Enhancements That Open Doors Wall 229Sign Up

 

Mon. 9/149:00-10:00 a.m.Interviewing Strategies: Prepare & Perform Wall 229Sign Up

 

Thu 10/0111:00-12:00 p.mUsing Twitter: Add Real-Time Networking to Your Job-Search Campaign Wall 229Sign Up

 

Tues, 9/0811:00-12:00 p.mAdvanced Resume Strategies: Giving You Punch on Paper Wall 229Sign Up


Finding the Perfect Internship

Learn more about internships, their benefits, and how to find and start one. PDA delivered by Robert Bulsza, Director of Internships - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 8/263:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up

 

Wed, 9/93:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Rapid Resume Reviews

Bring a copy of your resume for career counselors to critique. Presented by Career Services Center.

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Wed, 9/23:00pm - 5:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Major Confusion

Not sure what major to declare? Attend this workshop to get a better idea of what major may be best for you. Presented by Tom Woodle, Director - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 9/303:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


How to Prepare for the Fall Career and Internship Fair

Stand out from the crowd at a Career Fair by learning important tips and guidelines to better prepare you for the event. Presented by Nicole Wesley, Career Counselor - Career Services Center. Note: the fall internship and career fair is scheduled on 9/16 in the WB gym from 12-3pm.

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Wed, 9/94:00pm - 5:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


How to be a Marketable Job Candidate: It Starts Your Freshman Year

Presented by Sara Wise and Nicole Wesley - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 10/73:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Crafting Your Resume: Resume Dos and Do Nots

Presented by Nicole Wesley, Career Counselor - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 10/143:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up

 

Wed, 10/213:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Linkedln 101

Main points covered in the PDA include • What is LinkedIn • How employers use LinkedIn • Setting up your own LinkedIn page • Using LinkedIn to find jobs and internships • Considerations when using linked in Presented by Nicole Wesley, Career Counselor - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 10/283:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Job Search Strategies: Tips and Tricks

Presented by Nicole Wesley, Career Counselor - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 11/43:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


How to Ace the Job Interview

Presented by Sara Wise and Nicole Wesley - Career Services Center.

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Wed, 11/113:00pm - 4:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Speed Interviewing

Presented by Sara Wise, Employer Recruitment Coordinator, Career Services Center.

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Wed, 11/183:00pm - 5:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Recruiting Realities: Insight from a Corporate Recruiter

Presented by Nancy Anton, GE.

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Tues 11/106:00pm - 7:00pmStudent Union A201Sign Up


Renowned Speaker/Business Professional, Charlie Farrell, Talks Leadership

Charlie Farrell is a renowned keynote speaker and public speaker specializing in business training and development. He has authored numerous articles and two books. Courage to Lead, in its 8th printing, is used by many organizations in their leadership training. It is a novel containing his concepts on becoming a professional manager and leader in a rapidly changing world. Keep Your Wallet Open and Your Mouth Shut is a humorous look at how fathers can survive the wedding of a daughter. Mr. Farrell’s earlier background includes being a banking and finance graduate of the University of South Carolina where he played basketball for Coach Frank McGuire. He flew over 3,000 hours as a fighter pilot (F4, A-4, A-7, F-16) with the Marine Corps and Air National Guard. He owned two commercial printing companies before he began professional development training specializing in programs to develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and personal productivity. Charlie has personally conducted over 3,000 programs for repeat clients such as General Electric, 3M, Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Bank, Ocean Spray Cranberry, and Michelin. Charlie is a trained mediator and attended the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop taught by Roger Fisher, author of Getting to Yes.

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Thurs, 9/31:15pm - 2:15pmStudent Union A110Sign Up


Budgeting and Forecasting

Specific topics include: Why you want a personal budget, How businesses use budgets, Capturing the relevant information to build a budget, Building a budgeting tool (Excel), Inputs for a better forecast, and Building a forecast mode.

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Mon, 11/164:00pm - 5:00pmWall 229Sign Up


Wall Connections

Wall Connections will take place this year on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 am until 6 pm. All business courses that day will be redirected to Wall Connections events, which will include a keynote address, a panel discussion, plenary presentations, breakout sessions, informative workshops, and mentoring activities that will be organized by each department. Many of these sessions will count as approved PDAs. The theme of this year’s Wall Connection is Breaking Barriers: The Growing Role of Women & Minorities. More information about PDA approved session details, dates, times, and locations coming soon.

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