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Business week includes service, networking

staff writer

Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 09:09

A recycled percussion concert and a university-wide service project are on the schedule for The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business's annual Business Week, Sept. 10-14.

Other activities during the week include an ugly tie dance on the Quad, the first common hour speaker and an invitation-only networking dinner.

Business Senator Jeff Parker said the dinner is key event aiming to helping student make connections that will be valuable to them in the future.

"Graduates and undergraduate students can sit down with business leaders and business professionals and be able to meet them and get to know them one on one and find out what it takes to become a part of their organizations," Parker said.

Kinsey Eborn, a member of the Business Council, said the event she's most looking forward to is the percussion concert.

"It's one of the biggest concerts we have on campus throughout the entire year," she said.

Parker said the week-long celebration has taken a large leap in regards to activities and promotion this year.

"Only in the past couple of years has it grown to be this large of an endeavor for the college to showcase what we have to offer, said Parker. "Over the past three years it's really grown substantially."

Parker said the college has specific goals they want to meet this year.

"We want to showcase the business school to the university and everything it has to offer," he said. "We're especially interested in attracting undeclared majors as well as people interested in a dual major in business."

He said another purpose of the week is to create unity amongst business students that will  help them get more involved in their education.

"They say half of education happens in the classroom, the other half is everything else you do," Parker said.  "The business school has lots of incredible opportunities for students and our goal is to really get students involved in some of those extracurricular activities."

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