The School of Business and Economics Advisory Board gathered in the beautiful May Gallery in John T. Mullen library recently to kick off the new academic year and meet their MSBA student mentees. The board, comprised of local business leaders and executives, is instrumental in advising us on the latest trends in hiring and ensuring we are adjusting our curriculum to reflect the needs of employers. During this session, Dr. Abela reviewed the long term strategy for the School of Business and a discussion ensued about how to increase the visibility of the school and its mission.
The board was extremely impressed and complimentary of the work Corporate Relations Manager Marykate Kelly has done in putting together an organization focused on ensuring all School of Business undergraduate and graduate students are prepared to find that all-important first job.
After reviewing this year’s MSBA class recruiting results and discussing ideas to extend the reach of the program, the current class joined the meeting to be paired with their Advisory Board mentor and enjoy a reception. The mentoring program is an important and popular feature of the MSBA program and gives our students another important touch point in the community and in the business world.
I look forward to watching these relationships grow into lifelong networking opportunities. Thanks to all of our advisory board for their great advice and support.
Director-Master of Science in Business Analysis