Delta Sigma Pi and SSBE Host Business Week


Macon—The Stetson School of Business and Economics of Mercer University and the Delta Sigma Pi honorary business fraternity will host a variety of activities in conjunction with their annual Business Week, March 28-April 1, on the Macon campus.
Designed to give students interested in the business field the opportunity to learn from professionals, the theme for this year’s Business Week is “Plugging Into the World of Business.”
“Business Week enables students to interact with business executives and working professionals so they can see the real-world applications of the business principles learned in the classroom,” said James Nixon, public relations chair for Delta Sigma Pi’s Business Week Committee. 

Sponsors for Business Week include IKON Financial Services and General Electric Women’s Network.

Listed below are the events planned for Business Week. All events are on the Macon Campus:
Monday, March 28: “Daring to Be Innovative and Creative”

10 -11 a.m. – “Daring to Be Innovative and Creative.”
Speaker: Oladapo Peters, director, Pre-Paid Legal Firm, Inc.
Location: Stetson School of Business and Economics, Room 251
6 p.m.– “Marketing Your Future”
Speaker: Dan Tidwell, vice president of marketing, Randall Publishing House
 Location: Stetson School of Business and Economics, Room 251
Tuesday, March 29: “Finding Solutions to Further Professional Growth”

7 p.m. – “The Do’s and Don’t’s of Business”
Speaker: Ernest Evans, chief financial officer, IKON Financial Services
Location: Willet Science Center Lecture Hall

Wednesday, March 30: “Financial, Career and Personal Development”

10 – 11 a.m. –  “401K’s, Investments and Insurance”
Speaker: Jack Krapf, senior vice president of investment, Wachovia
Location: Stetson School of Business and Economics, Room 251
6 – 7:30 p.m. – “Professional Development Sessions” (mock interviews and resume critiquing
Leaders: IKON Leading Team Associates
Location: Stetson School of Business and Economics
8 p.m. – “Dressing for the Job You Want” (professional fashion show with student participants) Students attending this will need to bring a canned food good to donate to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth.
Wardrobes provided by: The Limited, Inc. and Saleem’s Fashion
Location: Co-Op in Connell Student Center
Thursday, March 31: “A Call to Action”

7 p.m. – “Diversity and Integrity in the Workplace”
Speaker:  Tina Jackson-McDonald, General Electric
Location: Mercer Medical School Auditorium
Friday, April 1:

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”
Representatives from various businesses will be present. Free lunch catered by Caliente’s.
Location: Porter Patch

Stetson School of Business and Economics of Mercer University is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 418 of 1,500 schools of business across the nation are accredited by AACSB International. 

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.