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Tuesday March 3rd
4:00pm - 6:00pm
WKU Business Plan Competition
Location: Grise Hall 240
Description:

Visit www.wku.edu/cei for more information and an entry form.

Student participants should enter by Feb. 6.

Monday March 9th
All Day
All Day
PEAK Career Trek
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description:

The second-annual Career Trek takes students to explore career options away from the Bowling Green area.

In 2014, Career Trek took students to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area, where they visited companies such as Procter & Gamble, Toyota North American Headquarters, Ashland Oil/Valvoline, Clear Measures, and Tier One.

There is a minimal cost to students for this overnight excursion.

The PEAK website is: http://www.wku.edu/business/peak/index.php

Tuesday March 10th
All Day
All Day
PEAK Career Trek
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description:

The second-annual Career Trek takes students to explore career options away from the Bowling Green area.

In 2014, Career Trek took students to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area, where they visited companies such as Procter & Gamble, Toyota North American Headquarters, Ashland Oil/Valvoline, Clear Measures, and Tier One.

There is a minimal cost to students for this overnight excursion.

The PEAK website is: http://www.wku.edu/business/peak/index.php

Wednesday March 11th
All Day
All Day
PEAK Career Trek
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description:

The second-annual Career Trek takes students to explore career options away from the Bowling Green area.

In 2014, Career Trek took students to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area, where they visited companies such as Procter & Gamble, Toyota North American Headquarters, Ashland Oil/Valvoline, Clear Measures, and Tier One.

There is a minimal cost to students for this overnight excursion.

The PEAK website is: http://www.wku.edu/business/peak/index.php

Thursday March 12th
All Day
8:00am - 5:00pm
PEAK Job Shadowing
Location: Various Locations
Description:

Spend a few hours at a local organization shadowing someone who has the job that you are dreaming about.

Friday March 13th
All Day
8:00am - 5:00pm
PEAK Job Shadowing
Location: Various Locations
Description:

Spend a few hours at a local organization shadowing someone who has the job that you are dreaming about.

Wednesday March 18th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Omicron Delta Epsilon Banquet
Location: Augenstein Alumni Center Ballroom
Friday March 20th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
ECON+ Workshop - Dr. Colin Cannonier
Location: GH 437
Description:

Dr. Cannonier’s professional experience includes work as the Balance of Payments (BOP) Economist and Statistician at Eastern Caribbean Central Bank where he undertook missions to assist national BOP compilers in member countries and pursued development work in BOP. In addition, he also worked as the Country Economist for Anguilla, St Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

His scholarly work has been published in Economics of Education Review, Journal of Labor Research, Review of Economics of the Household, and Journal of Sports Economics. He has presented his research at meetings of the Southern Economics Association, European Economic Association, European Society for Population Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute. 

Cannonier’s awards include the Huel Perkins Fellowship from Louisiana State University, Joint Japan /World Band Scholarship for graduate studies at Williams College, and a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Cricket from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He also has the distinction of representing his country in two sports: cricket and soccer. 

Monday March 23rd
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Spring Job Fair Workshop
Location: Grise Hall 434B
Description:

Get ready for the WKU Spring Job Fair by attending this workshop! Learn what to do before, during, and after the Fair. Who are the 40+ business professionals that will be represented at the fair? How do you dress? What is your elevator speech? What are your goals for attending?

Spring Job Fair website: http://www.wku.edu/career/events/spring_job_fair.php

Wednesday March 25th
11:00am - 2:00pm
WKU Spring Job Fair
Location: DSU -- 3rd floor
Description:

This is your best opportunity to interact with 40+ employers from around the region in one location!

http://www.wku.edu/career/events/spring_job_fair.php

Thursday March 26th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
BB&T Speaker Presentation - Stephen Moore
Location: GH 235
Description:

Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is chief economist at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage in January 2014 -- about 25 years after his tenure as the leading conservative think tank’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs from 1984 to 1987.

As chief economist at Heritage, Moore focuses on advancing public policies that increase the rate of economic growth to help the United States retain its position as the global economic superpower. He also works on budget, fiscal and monetary policy and showcases states that get fiscal houses in order.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hays Watkins Visiting CEO Lecture Series w/ Mr. Bill Johnson
Location: Grise Hall Auditorium ~ 235
Description:

Mr. Bill Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority. He will speak on "Success & Achievement."

4:30pm - 6:30pm
Hays Watkins Networking Reception
Location: Augenstein Alumni Center Ballroom
Description:

Network with business leaders. Business Professional Dress. Swipeable event for students.

8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday March 27th
8:00am - 1:00pm
Business Executive Advisory Council Meeting
Location: Knicely Conference Center
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