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Wall Connections 2018 

Wall Connections is an annual event sponsored by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration that focuses on academic and professional development for business students. Speakers from CCU and the private sector will speak to students regarding professional and personal development, and all business classes will be redirected so students can attend these sessions. Each session will count toward your required PDA requirements. For more information about Wall Connections, contact Dr. Yoav Wachsman at

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
Theme: TACKLING TOMORROW: Preparing for a Future Career Today
Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The schedule for this year's Wall Connections is TENTATIVE; times and locations of sessions are subject to change. 

*Sessions are not confirmed at the time

9-9:45 a.m.
  • Become a Leader in College (a discussion with student leaders)- Johnson Auditorium
  • Interviewing Skills- Wall 118
  • Internship How To's (Robert Bulsza)- Wall 210
  • Going Global: Study Abroad Opportunities- Wall 322
10-10:45 a.m.
  • Session for Marketing majors- Johnson Auditorium
  • Careers in Banking Presentation (Carolina Trust)- Wall 222
  • Careers in Real Estate (Robert Salvino, Ph.D.)- Wall 109
  • Interviewing Skills (Christen Cox)- Wall 118
  • Creating an Effective Presentation (Yoav Wachsman, Ph.D.)- Wall 108 Lab
  • Become a Leader in College and the Job Force (Nick DeStefano)- Wall 119

*Each 1 Teach 1: Mentoring Local Underserved Youth- Wall 209

  • Get Practical Business Experience through the CoBE Program- Wall 304
  • Wall Fellows Program: Prepare for Your Last Job- Wall 308
  • Session for HRTM majors- Wall 318
11-11:50 a.m.
  • Panel Discussion on Career Preparation with Plenary Speakers- Johnson Auditorium (Wall116)
  • Overflow for Panel Discussion- Wall 118 and Wall 119
Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Meghan Tarmey, Owner, The Caddy Group and Codi's Closet- Johnson Auditorium
  • Luncheon for Economics, Finance and Management- Wall 222

*Meet the Accounting Faculty- Wall 109

  • Going Global: Study Abroad Opportunities- Wall 119
  • Optimize your LinkedIn Profile (Monica Fine, Ph.D.)- Wall 108 Lab
  • Translating Experiences to Your Resume (Karen Arnie)- Wall 205
  • Get Practical Business Experience through the CoBE Program- Wall 206
  • Wall Fellows Program: Prepare for Your Last Job- Wall 211 
  • Leadership (Jessica Combess)- Wall 308
  • Careers in Healthcare (Erik Sinegal)- ACO2 301
1-1:45 p.m.
  • Todd Woodard, President of SiteTech- Johnson Auditorium
  • Luncheon for HRTM, Marketing and Accounting- Wall 222

*Meet the Economics and Finance Faculty- Wall 109

  • Cover Letters How and Why (Ellen Hayward)- Wall 119
  • Technology and Apps to Simplify Your Life (Mitchell Church, Ph.D.)- Wall 108

*Preparing to Start Your Own Business (Nicholas Twigg, DBA)- Wall 211

  • Careers in Hospitality (Kara Funk)- ACO2 301
 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Student Panel: Summer Internship Experiences- Johnson Auditorium

*Meet the Marketing Faculty- Wall 109

  • The Ps of Professionalism- Wall 119
  • The Future of Online Interviewing (Melinda Tavernier)- Wall 108 Lab
  • Alumni Career Conversations (Arlise McKinney, Ph.D.)- Wall 210
3-3:45 p.m.
  • Jason Repak, President, Hudson Custom Home Builders- Johnson Auditorium

*Meet the Management Faculty- Wall 222

*Meet the HRTM Faculty- Wall 109

  • Networking as a College Student (Reid Matthews)- Wall 119

*Searching for a Job Online- Wall 108 Lab

  • Student Perspectives on International Internships- Wall 322
4-4:50 p.m.
  • Keynote Address (Jason Ely, Manager at Accenture)- Johnson Auditorium
  • Overflow Room for Panel Discussion- Wall 109
  • Overflow Room for Panel Discussion- Wall 119