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Join us for our Spring 2023 events and hear from business leaders, influencers, and people making an impact in the business world and their communities.

Ramadan Challenge

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 6-8 pm | Student Services Building, Rm. 150/160

Join us for the Ramadan Challenge - a one-day observance of Ramadan! This event is an opportunity to experience the spirit of Ramadan and learn more about this important holiday. Fasting begins at sunrise. We will join together at 6 pm for a discussion on the significance of Ramadan and our experiences. A meal will be provided to break our fast.

Whether you're Muslim or simply interested in learning more about Ramadan, this event is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and significance of this special time. Don't miss this chance to participate in a meaningful and transformative experience! Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 31st.

Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Beta Alpha Psi. Read more about the challange.


Events from Earlier this Semester

Lessons You Don't Learn in School: How failure, authenticity and confidence lead to career success

The secrets to building a successful, fulfilling career are best discovered through life experience. Join serial entrepreneur Courtney Stanley as she shares how taking risks, turning setbacks into comebacks, and communicating your value are key strategies when designing your ultimate professional path.

Students who attend the virtual event will be entered into a drawing to win a one on one private coaching session with Courtney. Watch the Recorded Event.

Penske Panel

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Join Penske Truck Leasing for a virtual panel showcasing their top talent and the many career paths available with Penske. Panelists will be presenting Penske's five main departments; Sales, Operations, Maintenance, Finance, and Corporate, and sharing how they embody the company's motto "We move the things that move the world forward!"


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Join us as we learn about Holi, the Festival of Colors, and experience the colorful welcoming of spring.

Please be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting colorful and minimize the number of personal belongings you bring (e.g. backpacks, purses, etc) so you can participate fully.

Rise Up: An Unplanned Leadership Story

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Do you think you have your future planned? Ever wonder what would happen if you purposely altered that plan? If so, consider spending an hour with Dr. Dawn Korte to learn about her journey, pearls of wisdom, and the importance of always rising up.


See last semester's event schedule and watch the recorded presentations.