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Business students travel to Charlotte for Career Trek 


Fourteen Coastal Carolina University business students traveled to Charlotte, N.C., for a Career Trek to meet with employers over the course of two days. Students met with employers from Aerotek, Vanguard, Red Ventures and Ingersoll Rand and participated in various types of activities, including resume building, LinkedIn and interview workshops, and question-and-answer sessions with employers. The purpose of this trip was to bring top-performing business students to the attention of employers and recruiters in the Charlotte area. The trip was the first of what the Wall College hopes to be an esteemed and influential annual endeavor.

These students are part of Student Executive Leaders (SEL), a program designed to help raise the visibility of our top business students to outside firms and organizations for the purpose of increasing its members’ chances of success after graduation. Acceptance into SEL is by invitation only, and invitations are only extended to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to superior achievement. Invitations are sent at the beginning of every fall and spring semester to students who qualify. The SEL program is restricted to juniors and seniors who possess a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA.

“The career trek trip to Charlotte was extremely beneficial,” said Axsel Brown, a junior accounting major. “I thought the trip was well executed. I was highly impressed. I have been an active member within SEL. However, the career trek has been the best and most valuable learning experience I’ve had within the program and Coastal. In the future, I plan to become even more active in the program. To highlight the biggest take away from the trip, it opened my mind to the possibility of working for a non-accounting firm. Thank you for the awesome experience!”

For more information about the SEL Program, contact Ellen Hayward at eeryan@coastal.edu or 843-349-2679. 

Article courtesy of Kyla Van Graan.