Tuesday, March 6, 2012

News from Management and Marketing

Regional Competition
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) members are preparing for a SIFE Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 2. They will be competing on two projects: Culture Fest and 2 Acres of Hope.

Career Networking Fair
The MTSU Department of Management and Marketing is hosting a career fair called  “BEST” (Business Exchange for Student Talent) on Wednesday, March 28, in the Tom Jackson building. Local employers have been invited to network with MTSU students interested in pursuing careers and internships in marketing and management. Department faculty will host a lunch with the employers at noon, and the career fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Wellness Festival at Local Elementary Schools
Jean Wilson's Managerial Decision Making EXL class and SIFE team members will host a Family Wellness Festival for Hobgood Elementary and Bradley Academy students and their families on Friday, April 13,  from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hobgood Elementary. The EXL/SIFE students will partner with local health care professionals, food vendors, and MTSU athletic teams to create a festival where the elementary students can learn about proper nutrition and exercise through hands-on activities and booths. The class wrote a grant and was awarded $2000 from the MTSU Public Service Grant Committee to help implement the plans.

Community Garden
During Earth day weekend, Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8 a.m., two of Jean Wilson's Senior Seminar EXL classes and SIFE team members will work on the Journey Home Community Garden, "2 Acres of Hope," at 2811 Barfield Road in Murfreesboro. They will build a storage shed, install shelving in the greenhouse they built last year, plant a few rows in the garden, and construct a water system that will pump water from the Stones River as the main water source for the garden. The team was selected as a recipient of a $2000 grant from Lowe's. About 55 MTSU students will be working alongside local Lowe's employees.

Mock Interviews
Jean Wilson's Senior Seminar students will practice their interviewing skills in front of a panel of local employers at the Foundation House on April 27, April 30, and May 1.

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