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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition- Thursday, February 16, 12:30 - 1:50 pm McCoy Hall 126

Teams from McCoy College student organizations will be given a week to prepare a response to Bloomberg Businessweek article: Recovering U.S. Economy Helps Veterans Find Jobs. Join us for the competition and to support your fellow students!

A special thank you to Bloomberg Businessweek, sponsor of the Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition, for their generous support of Business Leadership Week 2017.
  • Brian McKay, Assistant Director, Facilities Operations, Texas State
  • Jason Mock, President, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
  • Milt Nielsen, Special Assistant to the VP of  Information Technology, Texas State

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Don't Miss Our Key Events Tomorrow: Distinguished Lecture & Alumni Panel

Alumni Panel- Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 - 1:50 pm, McCoy Hall 119

A panel of McCoy College of Business Administration alumni will discuss their experience and perspective on business leadership. Each panelist will have 5 minutes to talk about themselves and their current job, 25 minutes of structured Q&A from a set of pre-determined questions, and 25-30 minutes of Q&A from the audience.
Panelists include
  • Kelly Swart, Sales Analyst, CBRE
  • Chris Wojtewicz, Management Analyst, Texas Army National Guard
  • Johnathan Wojtewicz, Co-founder, Bunker Labs

Distinguished Lecture: Conflict Resolution: Understanding Your Role as a Leader- Wednesday, February 15, 2 - 3:20 pm, McCoy Hall 233

Jeff Haynes, Colonel, USMC (retired)

To view the schedule of events click here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Leadership Panel- Tuesday, February 14, 11am-12:20pm, McCoy Hall Room 233

A panel of professionals from various backgrounds will share their leadership experience and perspective on the theme Inspired Leadership, Overcoming Conflict.

Amberly Russell, Fundraising and Development Consultant, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas


Koy McDermott, Leaders Inspire Leaders, LLC

Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager, City of Austin, Texas

Keynote: Developing Leaders for a Complex World- TODAY 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, McCoy Hall 119


Jonathan Silk (bio), Executive Director of Leadership Development, University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and Executive Director of the UNTHSC Leadership Institute

Silk will share stories from experiences in the U.S. Army on how he was developed to lead and concepts for developing others to lead in an increasingly complex world. The session will be an interactive learning experience as he shares lessons learned in combat applicable across the spectrum of industries and professions, and engages the audience to share their experiences and perspectives.
Sponsored by Students in International Business

Visit the schedule to see the daily events this week! BLW Schedule of Events  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Policy of the Month: Graduation with Honors

To be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a bachelor's degree must have completed at least 54 semester credit hours preceding graduation at Texas State. Calculation of the GPA to determine honors status is based on all Texas State work applied to the first bachelor's degree, including work completed in the final semester.  Undergraduate students earning a Texas State GPA of: 

 3.40-3.59 will graduate Cum Laude;  
3.60-3.79 will graduate Magna Cum Laude;
and 3.80-4.00 will graduate Summa Cum Laude.

Hours earned through Texas State correspondence courses  and extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors and in the GPA. Courses receiving a grade of “CR” do not count in the GPA calculation.

The full policy can be found on page 36-37 of the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Policy of the Month: Repeat Fee

Did you know that if you attempt a course for the third or more time, you may be charged a fee in addition to the tuition charged for the course?  

This is known as the course repeat fee:
The Texas Legislature eliminated funding to higher education for courses that are attempted three or more times. An attempted course is defined as any course in which a grade is earned on the transcript, including repeated courses and courses dropped with a grade of a W.

To read the full policy in detail, refer to page 27 of the 2014-2016 Texas State Undergraduate Catalog

Friday, December 16, 2016

Student Organization of the Month: ENACTUS

ENACTUS is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1600 university campuses in 40 countries. ENACTUS offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process. Get to know more about this org as well as the president, Katelyn Bain. 
Q: Give us a brief summary of your organization.
Texas State Enactus, or Entrepreneurial Action Us, is a not-for-profit organization supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations whose mission is to better individuals, communities, and countries through free enterprise. Enactus's purpose is accomplished through outreach projects where students and faculty involve the community in the free enterprise system, providing the students with an opportunity to teach others what they have learned.

Q: How has your organization helped you grow as a student and future professional?
Enactus has provided me with hands-on experience that cannot be taught in the classroom and helped me grow as a leader. As president, I work side-by-side with our advisor, Mrs. Vicki West, and our Executive Committee to manage 120+ undergraduates and over 20 active projects in our organization. I have learned management techniques, developed financial and investment skills, and had numerous opportunities to network with my peers and professors.

Q: What makes your organization special/unique?
I think Texas State Enactus is unique because it operates like a true business. Enactus assist local business owners and programs to improve the community, as well as creates business ventures that help empower our students. With the guidance and support from our advisor, our profit centers allow us the ability reinvest into our organization.

Q: What is something you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your college journey?
I wish someone would have told me to take chances and get involved! I have learned through my college journey, as well as through Enactus, that if you don’t take advantage of an opportunity, someone else will.

Q: How can students join your organization?
  Students can join Texas State Enactus by taking Studies in Free Enterprise, an upper-level marketing course (MKT 3362).