Business Week

April 26-30

Business Week 2021

Monday, April 26 – Friday, April 30, 2021

Business Week is hosted annually and is dedicated to a variety of events and programs in which students develop professional business knowledge and skills while building their personal and professional networks. Each year, more than 1,000 business students participate in a wide range of events along with corporate partners, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Business Week is coordinated by a student steering committee with oversight from the Undergraduate Advising Office. For more information, please email businessweek@missouri.edu.

 

Schedule of 2021 Events

Behind the scene of Dr. Prestigiacomo’s Academic and Professional Journey

Monday, April 26th

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Zoom Link:  https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91620713012

Meeting ID: 916 2071 3012

Passcode: 464886

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The Internet seems boundless and borderless when we use it, but national borders define our online experience. How the country you live in incentivizes and regulates internet service providers (ISPs) determines the speed and quality of your connection and the degree that your online activities are restricted or surveilled. All that is about to change as several planetary-scale ISPs come online this year. We will explore what defines the borders of the Internet and if we are about to enter the era of "post-national" Internet and applications. 

Monday, April 26th

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Zoom Link:  https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/92362996811

Meeting ID: 923 6299 6811

Passcode: 380712

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Learn how to customize your business education and prepare for future career success from Trulaske faculty, current students, and alumni at the 2021 Department Showcase. This program will show you how to strategically select courses, certificates, and/or minors within your business degree to set yourself apart on the job market.

Monday, April 26th

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Log into Zoom at: https://umsystem.zoom.us/my/busadvising

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Professor, William Gordon Buckner Endowed Chair in Business at Westminster College

Dr. Bill Carner talking about his experience with starting and sell five startup companies. Why sell your company? What goes into selling a company? Were you approached by someone in regards to buying your company?

Tuesday, April 27th

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91216277144

Meeting ID: 912 1627 7144

Passcode: 622888

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Customers are presented with an abundance of options, both physically in brick-and-mortar spaces and virtually online. How do we compete to stay top-of-mind for clients, in an ever-changing and fast-paced business environment? The overall experience of the consumer journey is shaped by many touchpoints, from initially learning about a company to conversion to a customer. How can we increase our overall customer lifetime value? Best of all...how do we turn our loyal customers into brand promoters?

In this class, we will learn about different touchpoints and view our brand from the eyes of our consumer. We will learn how to harness each interaction, to take advantage of connection opportunities. You will takeaway ideas for using technology and simple customer service techniques to make your brand experience memorable!

Tuesday, April 27th

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95766738464

Meeting ID: 957 6673 8464

Passcode: 750755

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Flex: Strategies for Communicating in a Global Workforce

"Flexing" is the art of switching between communication/cultural styles to more effectively engage people who are different from you. While technology has connected us globally, it has made it more challenging for us to decipher cues and subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Our workplace requires individuals with increased agility who can tap into the diverse needs of their team members, managers, and colleagues. In this dynamic keynote, you will see the costs of not managing differences effectively, and more importantly, the rewards gained from “flexing” your approach to obtain better outcomes. These practical principles will inspire you to forge stronger relationships in work and life.

Tuesday, April 27th

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94240987102

Meeting ID: 942 4098 7102

Passcode: 268157

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As you travel on your road trip to success, personal finances will have a considerable impact on your journey.  In this session we will discuss the importance of disciplined spending, managing your debt and investing for your future! 

Wednesday, April 28th

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93227879479  

Meeting ID: 932 2787 9479

Passcode: 095357

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As the founder of Nat Will, Speak! LLC, Natilie Williams is a Southside Chicagoan and a nationally recognized speaker on a mission to ensure college students lead with legacy in mind. At 20 years old, Natilie received her bachelor’s from Central Michigan University. At 22 years old, she received a master’s in communication from Illinois State University, receiving both degrees without any student loan debt! When she is not completing her own schoolwork as a PhD student or teaching as a college instructor, she travels the nation to equip students with leadership tools to achieve their wildest dreams.

 

Wednesday, April 28th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/92085196304

Meeting ID: 920 8519 6304

Passcode: 854537

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Wednesday, April 28th

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/97027751986

 

Dr. Fischer sharing his experience with Risk Management and Insurance. As well as sharing the added bonuses students can gain with the RMI Certificate. 

Thursday, April 29th

10:00-11: a.m. 

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93227337585

 Meeting ID: 932 2733 7585

Passcode: 483524

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Trulaske IDE Committee presents Dr. Michael Williams in Conversation Framework to open a dialogue between Students and Trulaske's Faculty and Staff

Thursday, April 29th

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/97181619356

Meeting ID: 971 8161 9356

Passcode: 684482

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Think you can win against Veterans United’s trivia team? Come join network with VU while playing trivia. VU is offering 10 lucky winners some amazing prizes.

Thursday, April 29th

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/97983173583

Meeting ID: 979 8317 3583

Business Week Keynote Speakers

Jane Hyun

2021 Business Week Keynote Speaker

Jane Hyun is the featured keynote speaker in 2021. An internationally renowned expert in cross-cultural effectiveness, leader onboarding and development, her programs (including Art of Cultural Fluency™ Roundtables and the Bamboo Ceiling® Leadership Series) receive praise from organizations who seek to leverage the power of diverse teams to drive competitive value. Jane’s expertise comes from 20+ years of direct business experience in fast-paced, high-stakes environments. She has worked with sales teams, guided leadership through a merger integration and divestiture, led organizational change initiatives with new leadership, and designed several innovative programs for top talent. Prior to consulting, she has held a variety of management roles, including Operations, Vice President of HR/Talent at JPMorgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte and Resources Global.

Omar Johnson

2020 Business Week Keynote Speaker

Omar Johnson was the featured keynote speaker in 2020. Johnson is a marketing and branding keynote speaker, entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple. At Beats Electronics, He was responsible for brand development, advertising, retail experience, entertainment / sports marketing, and digital marketing for all global brand marketing and advertising efforts. Adweek named Johnson a “Brand Genius” in 2013, and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs” in 2016.

Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2021 Business Week sponsors, Veterans United Home Loans and Altria!

The Business Week fundraising committee is seeking additional corporate sponsors for our upcoming Business Week. Your sponsorship will help us fund events and programs, supporting student success while also raising awareness of your organization among various stakeholders in our college, including our students.

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