"Since joining CoBE, I have been able to grow professionally and personally. I have been able to learn how to build a proper resume. I have strengthened and learned how to improve my public speaking further. Through the marketing committee, I have grown to be more innovative. Through the Recruitment Committee, I have interacted and assisted with potential associates. Overall, I have started to grow my confidence as a person and with others."
"Becoming a CoBE Associate will be the greatest decision I have made throughout my college experience. CoBE has allowed me to grow into the woman I dreamt of being when I was a little kid. I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone, gone beyond what I thought I was capable of doing, and felt an immense amount of joy doing all of it. Through many projects, meetings, tasks, and presentations, I have gained more knowledge and experience than I ever would have sitting in a classroom. I now have the confidence in my abilities to strive for goals that I didn’t think were possible to achieve before. There are so many things I will take away from this experience and bring with me onto my next journey in life. The CoBE Institute will be something I will forever be thankful for…for bringing out the best in me."
"Through CoBE I have grown both professionally and personally. This experience has been like no other and I can genuinely say that because of CoBE, I am more prepared to go into the professional world after graduating! Whether it was professional development, working hands-on with domestic and international clients, or holding a leadership position, I gained so much value from my time with CoBE!"
“The CoBE institute has been life-changing for me since I’ve started. Working with such a diverse group of constructive thinkers and creative and driven people I’ve grown to really love CoBE and the way it shapes its associated. As an associate, I’ve learned that you always have room for growing and expanding. CoBE has helped me grow my confidence, professionalism, and so much more. CoBE is life-changing and character shaping.”
"The summer CoBE project was an exceptional experience that will open the floodgates for projects of this caliber in the future. This project was very meaningful because it was my very first project in the institute, but also because it is the first time I saw firsthand how detailed research can come together and be the catalyst for a real business plan. This aspect alone was enough to keep me going during the project and gave an air of accountability to all the associates involved in the process. We wanted to provide the absolute best solutions to Pomì so that they can excel in a relatively new business environment for them. This program has given me a whole new perspective on how businesses evaluate plans they want to implement and the research effort it takes to put a business plan together."
"Since joining the CoBE Institute, I have had the experience to grow professionally through gaining research skills, forming established connections, and getting an overall kick-start to my career. I have also improved personally through increased confidence and motivation to achieve the goals I set forth. I am very grateful for the experiences I have been able to partake in through this organization."
"As a CoBE associate, I have developed skills that will assist me in my success in the workforce. I have expanded my network while also obtaining new friendships with like-minded individuals. I have gotten involved in CoBE through the Marketing and Event Planning Committees while also shadowing the Machtig and the Visit Myrtle Beach projects. I applied to CoBE to get involved in a business environment and obtain the knowledge I need when searching for a career. Since joining, I have been encouraged and advised by other associates in order to help me grow."
"Although new to CoBE, I have already gained a great deal of real-world business experience. I have gone through professional development such as LinkedIn and resume building, as well as business knowledge such as consulting and time management practices. I am extremely excited about how CoBE will prepare me for my future and see my professional growth within the program."
“CoBE has helped me by pushing me out of my comfort zone. It has helped me to improve in areas such as public speaking, leadership, and communication.”
"CoBE has been one of the most influential groups in my life and my professional career. I have grown and learned so much being a part of this organization and would suggest it to anyone wanting to work hard and become a professional before graduating college."
"The Community & Business Engagement Institute has given me experiences that no other class, club, or extracurricular activity at Coastal could have given me. The Institute has pushed me in my abilities to problem solve, critical think, present in front of local and international clientele, collaborate, and eventually add value to any organization. CoBE has given me a way to separate myself from my peers after graduation and acts as an asset to me and my future career. I am extremely grateful for being a part of this amazing program and cannot wait to see what the future of CoBE holds."
"My experience as a CoBE associate has been amazing. I have been exposed to a plethora of professional development skills that have sculpted me into becoming an essential asset within the institute. CoBE has helped me gain valuable connections that will last a lifetime and tangible experiences that can be applied within the business setting. Joining the CoBE Institute was one of the best decisions I’ve made to prepare myself for life after college."
Although I have only been an associate with the CoBE Institute for a short while, my personal development and professional experience have greatly increased. With the help and guidance of senior associates, I expanded my skills on a professional level. As the leader of the marketing committee, not only have I gained valuable experience to add to my resume, but I enhanced my leadership skills. My experiences within the CoBE Institute have allowed me to utilize the knowledge I developed inside of the classroom and apply it to real-world situations.
“CoBE allowed me to gain confidence in my professional skills through research, writing, and public speaking. It has given me opportunities to expand my knowledge in the business field through internships and working with clients. CoBE was something I took a risk on when applying, not sure whether I would be accepted or feel comfortable being myself. I am forever grateful I took that chance because I can now say I have found some great like-minded friends, created a strong bond with professionals, and been able to make an impact within the community of the Wall College of Business.”
“Throughout my time spent working for the CoBE Institute, countless doors to new opportunities have opened. Not only have I embarked on new business ventures and professional development, but I have found my community within the Wall College of Business. CoBE has shed new light on my experience as a college student and has added depth to my academic career at Coastal Carolina University.”
“During my freshman year, I spent winter break preparing my application material to join the CoBE Institute, and during the process, the associates were so helpful. I was accepted into the program and have been working for CoBE since Fall 2019. During my time with the CoBE Institute, I have worked on projects for local, national, and international businesses. My involvement with these projects has varied from social media marketing to improving organizational structure and everything in between.
I can wholeheartedly say that CoBE has prepared me for any work environment. I am going through the process of getting a graduate assistantship (GA) position for graduate school and some of my interviewers have complimented me on my exceptional professional background and competitive edge. I do believe I am ambitious, but truthfully I have to give credit where it is due, and I have those qualities thanks to the CoBE Institute.”