Business Week 2023

April 17 - April 21

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.

Ongoing Events

Truman's Closet Drive

1st - 3rd Floor of Cornell Hall

Tiger Pantry Drive

1st - 3rd Floor of Cornell Hall

Kiss the Pig

Cornell Hall

Schedule of 2023 Events

  • Business Week Breakfast
    • Donuts and Coffee
    • Location: 105 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
  • Is Remote Work for Me?
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • What to expect and how to prepare for working in a remote/hybrid environment The COVID-19 Pandemic quickly forced companies and organizations to adapt remote/hybrid work, bringing additional complexities to the employee/employer relationship that many have been unprepared to manage. While remote work has proven successful for many, it is important to understand the unique challenges, expectations, and responsibilities that an employee may experience to have the best chance of success in their role. In this session, Kimberly LeCompte, Associate Director of Human Resources, University of Missouri will host a discussion on how to navigate the various challenges and the dos and don'ts of remote work.
    • Location: Mosanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Entrepreneurship Panel
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • Join us for an inspiring evening as successful entrepreneurs share their startup stories and offer insights on building and scaling a business. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and gain valuable advice to help you pursue your own entrepreneurial aspirations.
    • Location: 201 Cornell Hall (Bush Auditorium)
    • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Entrepreneurship Night
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • Student entrepreneurs share their experiences starting and running their own businesses while still in college. Learn how they turned their passions into profitable ventures and get inspired to pursue your own entrepreneurial dreams. This is a walk in event. 
      • Pick up a passport from Professor Christianson's table
      • Visit a minimum of 5 Entrepreneur tables (get a stamp from each on your passport)
      • **Submit a clear photo of your passport in Suitable by 8:30 pm. 
    • Location: Cornell Hall Atrium 
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Preparing for Your Internship
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • Have you completed your BA 4500 internship course? BA 4500 is a graduation requirement for all Trulaske business students (excluding Accounting). It involves finding and taking part in a qualifying internship alongside an online course. This panel event is an opportunity for you to hear from Trulaske students on how best to prepare for your upcoming internship. The panel will be led by moderator Sherry Mariea, who has experience in the college and in business law, and will consist of students who are currently enrolled or recently taken BA 4500. You will get an idea of how best to prepare for your internship and navigate the waters once you are there. Take advantage of this resource and make sure you are ready to further your professional development!
    • Location: 205 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Business Week Lunch
    • Location: 105 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Trivia with Veterans United
    • Sign up to compete against other business students for prizes!
    • Location: Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown
    • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Student Council
    • Chick Fil A will be served!
    • Location: 105 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. until sandwiches run out!
  • Taylor Fox, Crosby MBA Alum & F-22 Fighter Pilot: Lessons from a Life Lived at 1500 mph
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • In this presentation, learn how Fighter Pilots execute at the highest level in rapidly changing environments similar to the current business landscape. Taylor will weave stories of flying the F-16 and F-22, both remarkable machines, into lessons you can apply to your personal and professional life in pursuit of optimal performance.
    • Location: Virtual Event - Zoom
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Fresh Lemonade Co. Truck 
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Preparing for the Unexpected
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • You’ve been invited to an event, but what if everything just goes wrong? Come to this interactive, scenario-based event to learn how to be prepared for 5 unexpected situations that leave you wondering “what do I do now?” that come up in any social setting.
    • Location: 201 Cornell Hall (Bush Auditorium)
    • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • On the Hot Seat: Navigating AIG through the Global Financial Crisis with David Herzog
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!

      • ​​​​​​​Join David Herzog, Former Chief Financial Officer, American International Group for a conversation about the Global Financial Crisis. Interviewed by David Fischer, Director, Trulaske RMI Program.
    • Location: 115 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Business Week Lunch
    • Location: 105 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Professional Presence 
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • Presence is a necessary component of being successful in any situation and is an expression of your personal and professional values. The Golden Rules of interviewing are to be prepared, be professional and be yourself. How do you know what to wear to accomplish this? What if you have an interview with a start-up, non-profit, and large corporation in one week? Can you wear the same clothing for all three? Is there a chance that how you dress can negatively (or positively) affect the outcome of the interview or even how people view your performance at work? How do you "be yourself"? This is where appearance intersects preparedness, professionalism, and self-authenticity. Professional Presence is more than just your professional behavior. It's your whole self, including dress.
      • Hear from Nicolette Leiby, TAM instructor and fashion expert, who will share insight into why what you wear matters.
    • Location: 201 Cornell Hall (Bush Auditorium)
    • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Career Insights from the Recent Alumni Advisory Board
    • 10 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join us for a dynamic discussion with the successful recent alumni from the Trulaske College of Business as they share their career journeys and insights into the ever-changing business landscape. Learn from their experiences and gain valuable advice on navigating the workplace, building a network, and achieving professional success.
      • Featured Panelists:
        • Joe Davis - Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan
        • Adam Woodward - Technology Consultant at RSM LLP
        • Laura Klover - Marketing Project Specialist at Burns & McDonnell
        • Molly Murray - Transaction Advisory Consultant at Embark Consulting
        • Daniel Forman - DVP of Business Development & Innovation at Helzberg Diamonds
    • Location201 Cornell Hall (Bush Auditorium)
    • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sharpen Your Excel Skills
    • 20 EDGE points - available in Engage and Suitable to Register!
      • Have you forgotten many of the Excel skills you learned in Accountancy 2258? Do you want to refresh your Excel skills before an upcoming internship? Is your graduation date around the corner and you have realized it is time to sharpen your Excel skills, so you will be ready to “excel” in the workplace? Please join us for a two-hour event to brush up on your Excel skills.
      • We will review Excel skills that are commonly used in the business world, provide you with reference materials on shortcut keys and important Excel features and functions, and give you lots of hands-on practice in Excel. This session is for juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have already completed the Accountancy 2258 course in a previous semester.
      • Bring your own laptop. Laptops will be available for check out, if needed.
    • Location: 15 Cornell Hall
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Gorick Ng

Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, a book published by Harvard Business Review Press. It is a guide to help professionals, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, take control of their careers, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types. Gorick is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has worked in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), investment banking at Credit Suisse, and research with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. He has been featured in The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, New York Post, Fast Company, and CNBC. He was named by Thinkers50 as one of 30 thinkers to watch in 2022. Gorick, a first-generation college student, is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Find him at

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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.

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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.


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Business Week Team