Business Acumen Calendar

Approved Events

[Note: This calendar is updated on a regular basis as new events are approved.  All event details are subject to change.]

 

 

Spring 2024 Events

Date

Time

Event

Location

Open

N/A

Research Presentation Videos

Duration: 1-1.5 hr | Students must watch the entire video and complete the accompanying quiz.  A grade of 80% or better (at least 4 out of 5) is required to earn BAM credit. 

Blackboard:
Organizations > CBA Business Acumen Program > Pre-Recorded Videos

*Students who attended the In-Person session of these recordings have already received BAM credit.

Asynchronous event on Blackboard (4 Videos Available)

1/23/2024

5:30pm

Commercial Real Estate Symposium

Description: Join us for a live panel of commercial real estate industry professionals from CREW Charlotte and Q&A who specialize in occupancy planning, project management, land planning, location analysis, and interior design, to discuss their insights and experience. This event aims to inspire students and raise awareness of important topics in the business field that help students develop competencies, leadership skills, financial literacy, and readiness for the job market.

Presenter(s)

Moderator: Sharese Leggette, MISM, CSM
Real Estate Broker Associate, SVN BlackStream

Panelist#1: Mellissa Oliver
General Manager of Land Acquisition, NVR, Inc.

Panelist#2: Ellen Palmer
SVP - Financial Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Hosted by: Dr. Shirley Shen

Whitton Auditorium

1/30/2024

11:00am

Tuesday's Top Ten Tips: Presentation Delivery

Description: This is the fifth topic of an 8-part series over the 23-24 school year that will cover topics for students that will address and provide tips on professional development skills, which will emphasis on leadership skills, strategic thinking around skill building, and personal growth.

Please note: You cannot receive credit for a topic that you attended this past Spring semester.

Presenter(s): Professor Dave Zatz

Thurmond 210

2/01/2024

11:00am

EY Lecture: Using AI to Deliver Business Solutions

Description: Ernst & Young (EY) professionals will deliver a lecture on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in business and accounting. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four accounting firms. The firm provides audit, consulting, tax, business risk, and technology and security risk services globally. Given the increasing importance of technology and AI in business and the accounting profession, this lecture is very
timely and will help students learn about the latest trends and transformative power of AI.

Register for the event here:

https://winthrop.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_er4Y1LBf7b6Iq8u

Join Zoom Meeting here: 

https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/81689730020 
Meeting ID: 816 8973 0020

 

Presenter(s): Morgan Brown, an Assurance Senior Manager for EY in Washington DC who holds a BS in Corporate Finance from Winthrop and a Masters in Accounting from UNC Chapel Hill. Kayla Brown, a Senior Associate for EY who holds a BS in Accounting with a minor in Economics degree from Winthrop University and a Master of Accounting degree from North Carolina State University.

Hosted by: Dr. Adriana Cordis

Virtual (link in description)

2/06/2024

11:00am

Professional Etiquette Seminar

Description: Join Lisa Medley, Certified Executive Coach, while she presents an interactive presentation on what are often the most difficult parts of launching a career. Topics covered include:

  • Handshakes
  • How to make small talk at a networking event
  • Appropriate dress in different contexts
  • Informal interviews
  • Making a good first impression

Presenter(s): Lisa Medley

Hosted by: Dr. Jane Thomas

Whitton Auditorium

2/17/2024

9:00am-3:40pm

L.I.F.T. Conference

Description: The Leadership Institute for First-Timers (L.I.F.T), is a one-day student leadership conference developed to provide new and continuing student leaders at Winthrop University with tools to equip them as on-campus leaders. This conference enables students to connect with one another, gain leadership skills, and learn more about themselves. The sessions are led by current students, as well as faculty, staff and alumni. We have three conference tracks to guide your experience: Belonging & Community, Communication and Leadership. Keynote Speaker event is where you receive credit, but please stay for the breakout sessions as there are amazing ones planned!

Registration Link:

https://winthrop.presence.io/form/lift-conference-2024-registration-form


Conference Schedule

8:30-9am: Check-In in Dina's Place
9-9:15am: Intro and Welcome
9:20-10am: Keynote
10:10-11am: Education Session Block 1
11:10am-12pm: Education Session Block 2
12:-1pm: Lunch
1:10-2pm: Education Session Block 3
2:10-3pm: Education Session Block 4
3:10-3:40pm: Closing Session

Hosted by: Angelo Geter, DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)

**Also approved as a Cultural Event!

Dina's Place (and various Digs locations for Sessions)

2/20/2024

11:00am

Tuesday's Top Ten Tips: Presentation Content/Design

Description: This is the sixth topic of an 8-part series over the 23-24 school year that will cover topics for students that will address and provide tips on professional development skills, which will emphasis on leadership skills, strategic thinking around skill building, and personal growth.

Please note: You cannot receive credit for a topic that you attended this past Spring semester.

Presenter(s): Professor Dave Zatz

Thurmond 210

2/20/2024

5:00pm

Finance Speaker Series: Mr. Arpit Patel

Description: Following his graduation from Winthrop University, Mr. Arpit Patel garnered substantial expertise in corporate risk management, corporate tax, and business analysis. Presently serving as a Control Senior Officer at Wells Fargo, Mr. Patel will share insights during the event. His discussion will encompass common risk management frameworks, the three lines of defense commonly employed in banking, and valuable tips to foster early career
success.

Presenter(s): Mr. Arpit Patel, a Control Senior Officer at Wells Fargo. He has over 10 years of work experience in risk management, business analysis, and corporate tax. He graduated from Winthrop University in 2007 and obtained a MBA degree from Wake Forest University. A link to his LinkedIn profile is available here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arpit-patel-06289538/ 

Hosted by: Dr. Shirley Shen

Carroll 221 (large lab on the second floor of Carroll Hall)

3/5/2024

11:00am-
1:30pm

Spring 2024 Career Fair

Description: Winthrop's annual Spring Career Fair is an opportunity for students and alumni to network with employers and explore career opportunities, including internships and full-time employment. During the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to receive a free professional headshot for their LinkedIn profiles. Professional dress is required. 

Hosted by: Michael Szeman, Associate Director of Employer Engagement and Internships | Center for Career Development and Internships

McBryde Hall

3/6/2024

3:30pm

Demystifying Financial Planning and the RIA Industry

Description: Schwab Advisor Services works with Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and they will be hosting this event that discusses the numerous jobs and opportunities that exist within the RIA Industry. This event will have a panel of four speakers that consist of owners and top-level executives at their respective companies. They will go over student development, the importance of being proactive, networking, etc.

Panelist(s):
Kris Carroll - Director at Wealth Enhancement Group
Adam Ackerman - Owner of BNA Advisors
Brett Miller - Partner, Wealth Advisor at Corient
Michael Smiley (Winthrop alum) - Managing Partner | TrinityPoint Wealth Note

Hosted by: Dr. Philip Gibson

Whitton Auditorium

3/19/2024

11:00am

Tuesday's Top Ten Tips: Resume Building

Description: This is the seventh topic of an 8-part series over the 23-24 school year that will cover topics for students that will address and provide tips on professional development skills, which will emphasis on leadership skills, strategic thinking around skill building, and personal growth.

Please note: You cannot receive credit for a topic that you attended this past Spring semester.

Presenter(s): Professor Dave Zatz

Thurmond 210

4/09/2024

11:00am

Tuesday's Top Ten Tips: Interviewing Skills

Description: This is the eighth topic of an 8-part series over the 23-24 school year that will cover topics for students that will address and provide tips on professional development skills, which will emphasis on leadership skills, strategic thinking around skill building, and personal growth.

Please note: You cannot receive credit for a topic that you attended this past Spring semester.

Presenter(s): Professor Dave Zatz

Thurmond 210

04/16/2024

6:30pm

Spring Business Panel

Description: The event is a cooperative panel between a WU National organization, Future business Leaders of America and NextUp (a natuional organization for women in business.

Whitton Auditorium