Mind the Gap
What's the distance between an education and a professional career? Knowing that students need to close the gap between the life they live in class and the career world they will enter when they graduate, a group of forward-thinking Webster students launched The Webster Global Business Scholars (WGBS) this week for their University peers world wide. The program's inauguration, which was internationally broadcast over the internet so Webster students in Europe and Asia could join in, included a presentation by the CEO of Build-A-Bear Maxine Clark. Dean Akande also led a speed networking session which had the audience on their feet practicing the most effective ways to greet, gather information and make themselves memorable to those they meet. To view Dean Akande's networking strategies, click here.
Through access to internship programs, networking events and speakers, the WGBS hopes to give Webster students even more of a competitive edge in their future careers through exposure to the professional work environment. Learn more about WGBS by clicking here. Check out more pictures from this week's launch.
Your Success. Delivered.
Before the Baby Bells were born, Mark Keiffer started his telecommunications career and what has become a 25-year rise to the top of his field. Now the Webster business alum is returning to his alma mater to share lessons he's learned on his road to success. Mr. Keiffer's address Tuesday February 10th is part of the Maritz Success To Significance Speakers series.
Click here to register for this free event.
SBT Expert Featured on NBC TV
The nation's third largest cable provider could be the next company filing for bankruptcy. Reports that Charter Communications, a company which provides cable TV, internet and telephone services, might seek Chapter 11 protection brought the media to assistant accounting professor Rich Dippel to find out what the move means to business.
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