College of Business Events
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Spring 2022 Events
Wed 5/4 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.
Fri 5/6 – 2022 STARTUP CHALLENGE MONTEREY BAY Finale
Fri 5/20 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2021-22
Tue 1/11 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: 2022 Outlook from Regional Industries. Hosted by the College of Business Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED).
Mon 1/24 – Spring Semester begins
Fri-Sun – Techstars Startup Weekend – ONLINE Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours.
Tues 2/8 – Agribusiness Club Guest Speaker Series hosts Aaron Johnson, BUS 434 professor at CSUMB and attorney for JRG Attorneys at Law, and other guest speakers from the Cannabis Industry.
Tue 2/8 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Social Non-profits. Hosted by the College of Business Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED).
Wed, 2/9 – VIRTUAL OTTER RAFT Susan Harker and Maj-Britt Kimm host hiring manager Lidia Zaragoza, Director of Marketing at Hyly. Come hear about internships & full-time job opportunities! Get help on resumé writing and interviewing!
Fri 2/11 – Pebble Beach Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Info Session. This is annual opportunity for Sustainable Hospitality Management students to gain hands-on training in managing a team at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Wed 3/16 – MBA Webinar for Undergrads and Alumni. Meet some of CSUMB’s Responsible Business Online MBA students and find out what the program is all about in a live webinar at 6 p.m.
3/15-22 - AS Student Elections - learn about the Associated Student candidates and vote!
Wed 3/23 – - ONLINE: This year's debate topic is Woke Capitalism. Details at csumb.edu/business/ethics.
Wed 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.
Wed-Thur 4/6-7 – GradFest is a one-stop shop for graduating seniors! Purchase your cap and gown, order Commencement invitations, have your graduation portrait taken, and more!
Tue 4/12 – The Agribusiness Club Speaker Series presents Lupe Lara-Fernandez, Transportation Planning Analyst at Driscoll's. Guadalupe Lara-Fernandez graduated from CSUMB in 2020 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Agribusiness. Register on MyRaft!
Sat 4/16 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2019-20
Wed 4/20 – COB Undergraduate Research Open House - Hybrid/BIT108
Wed 4/20 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.
Sat 4/23 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2020-21
Tue 4/26 – The Agribusiness Club Speaker Series presents Paige Viren, Executive Director of the Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism Management Program. She also has some unique experiences working with farmers to create sustainable tourist attractions. Register on MyRaft!
Wed 4/27 – One-stop Career Prep Workshop by Diamond Key and Sustainable Hospitality Management programs. Free headshots by a professional photographer!
Sun 4/30 – College of Business Honors Convocation
The Virtual Otter Raft - ONLINE
All majors welcome! Sessions include a special guest speaker, helpful information on navigating scholarships, career connections, business etiquette, and breakout rooms to chat or study.Fall 2021 Virtual Otter Rafts dates –
- Sept 9, 6:00 PM
- Oct 21, 6:00 PM
- Nov 4, 6:00 PM
- Nov 18, 6:00 PM
- Dec 2, 06:00 PM
Nov 29 – Webinar: Keeping it Real - Affirming the Asian Community
Oct 12 – - ONLINE
Oct 6 – Careers in Financial Services - In-person and ONLINE
Sept 23 –
March 9 – Diamond Key Workshop – Why Get an M.B.A? Led by Diamond Key Program Lead and MBA Associate Director, Susan Harker.March 11 – Diamond Key Workshop: Become A Linkedin All-Star. Led by CSUMB College of Business lecturer, Dr. Jill Hosmer.
March 16 – CSUMB Student Job Information Fair
March 24 – Annual Ethics and Responsible Business Forum
April 15 – Diamond Key Workshop – Networking Through Linkedin. Led Dr. Jill Hosmer.
May 4 – Diamond Key Workshop: Create Your Professional Resume. Led by Maj-Britt Kimm, coordinator of the College of Business Internship & Career Gateway Programs
College of Business News
Congratulations to Spring 2022 COB graduating seniors Khushi Desai and Saray Garcia on their acceptance to UC Irvine graduate school programs!
Khushi Desai, BSBA '22, accepted a fellowship for the prestigious Master of Science in Business Analytics program at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. Khushi graduated CUM LAUDE this spring with a BS in Business Administration, concentrating in Information Systems. In addition to achieving academic excellence, she has worked as a student assistant for the College of Business since March 2021, working on AACSB data-related projects. She will continue in her position through August before heading off for grad school. Congratulations, Khushi!
Saray Garcia, BSBA '22, was accepted into UC Irvine's Organizational Behavior PhD Program! Saray's program is fully-funded, and she was also awarded the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. Saray began researching topics related to sustainability and CSR in the summer of 2020 with mentors Dr. Jenny Lin and Dr. Ange Nariswari. She worked as a Diversity & Inclusion Event Support Intern with Associated Students, as well as an assistant for the Education Opportunity Program at CSUMB. In her senior year, Saray served as Vice President of the Entrepreneurship Club, where she helped her team win second place at Startup Weekend. Saray looks forward to joining the UC Competitive Edge Program in August to get acquainted with the rest of her research cohort and is also looking forward to studying and conducting research in Mexico. Congratulations, Saray!
Check out the publications and research presentations by College of Business faculty on Responsible Business-related topics.
The Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia: How marketers worked to legitimize ethnic Chinese in Indonesian society
February 25, 2022 – Dr. Angeline Nariswari was the featured speaker at a webinar nowhere she presented on how marketers in Indonesia responded to changes in the country’s socio-political landscape and highlight the institutional work performed by marketers to legitimize ethnic Chinese in Indonesian society. Learn more.
February 7, 2022 – Three students recently received the Koret Research Scholar Award and and one student received an extension as a Koret Scholar. Read more here.
January 30, 2022 – Congratulations to Business students, Smokey Heisey (Information Systems) and Saray Garcia (Management & International Business). Their team of five students (four from CSUMB and one from Hartnell) won 2nd Place in the Startup Weekend, held Jan 28-30. Their business idea was for a product called Footprint, a free simulation tool providing customers the ability to quantify the carbon footprint of their investment portfolio. Read details on the event and all the results here.
December 2021 - CSUMB Provost, Kathrine Kantardjieff, and Vice President of University Advancement, Barbara Zappas, hosted a ceremony to unveil two special plaques commemorating donations made by College of Business Dean, Marylou Shockley.
November 30, 2021: Dr. Jenny Kuan spoke on a discussion panel hosted by the Building Community Through Dialogue Co-op at CSUMB at: “Keeping it Real: Affirming the Asian American Community, Building Bridges, and Making Connections.” The discussion informed audience members of the disturbing discrimination against the Asian community and challenged viewers to learn how to support the AAPI community.
October 4, 2021: A total of 451 students and community members registered for the event, and a total of 345 people attended the event, setting a record for registration and attendance!
September 23, 2021: Dr. Sharon Hua and Accounting & Finance faculty organized the annual Accounting Networking Event to connect students with employers for internships and careers.
September 28, 2021: Three faculty in the College of Business were promoted this academic year. Marylou Shockley, Interim Dean of the College of Business, introduced and conferred promotions to –
- Leslie Boni, promoted to Full Professor
- Jenny Lin, promoted to Associate Professor
- Angeline Nariswari, promoted to Associate Professor
September 17, 2021: The California State University selected 23 of its students, one from each CSU campus, for its 2021 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the system’s highest recognition for students.
CSUMB’s recipient is Dillon Herrick, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He and the other recipients were recognized in a virtual ceremony at the Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Read the full article by Walter Ryce.
2021-22 Academic Year
February 2022 – APPLY NOW for Scholarships! Applications are being accepted now for scholarships to be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year!
- College of Business Family and Friends Scholarship – $1000 scholarships available to Business students. Application deadline is February 18, 2022
February 7, 2022 – Three students recently received the Koret Research Scholar Award and one student received an extension as a Koret Scholar. Read more.
January 2022 – A New Class of CSUMB Change Makers. Welcome to the Spring 2022 Online MBA cohort who began classes in January! This accomplished class has a cumulative average work experience of six years representing a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, marketing, and government. Through CSUMB’s Online MBA program they are learning why Responsible Business is so important to success in any field.
“I now understand that every organization has a responsibility to positively contribute to their local and global community and environment,” said Lucas M., a member of the new cohort. “I hope that the skills and tools I learn in this MBA program will help me balance my organization's needs with the needs of the community.”
Congratulations to Saray Garcia and Angelica May Amita, for their contributions to the McNair Scholars Program this year, alongside mentors Dr. Angeline Nariswari and Dr. Jenny Lin. The McNair Scholars Program supports first-generation college students by promoting undergraduate research excellence and preparing academically talented students for future doctoral studies. The vision of this program is to make the world a better place by encouraging the inclusion of underrepresented perspectives in business academia. Saray Garcia, who joined in Spring 2020, and Angelica, who joined in Spring 2021, are among the first two students at the College of Business to be a part of this program.
The College of Business is featured in the "Beyond the Ordinary" article series highlighted in the CSUMB-Now newsletter. An average of 14.5 percent of all students enroll in the business school each year, and business administration is the most popular undergraduate major at the university.
Dr. Angel Gonzalez and Dr. James Schaap published two articles in The E-Journal of Business and Economic Issues of Southern University and A&M College.
February 25, 2021 - Study.com has ranked the Sustainable Hospitality Management Program at CSUMB's College of Business #37 in their list "2021 Best Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management." Hundreds of universities across the country were considered based on their academic and career resources, the quality of education, and faculty among other items.
Business student and AS president, Jasmine Bhardwaj, strives to help fellow students despite challenges. Read her inspiring story featured in the CSUMB Magazine!
Professor of Information Systems, Dr. Babita Gupta has been made a Distinguished Member - Cum Laude of the Association for Information Systems for her research in the industry journals and her leadership service in AIS for over a decade.
February 2021 – The College of Business is delighted to announce Dr. Liz Adair's article acceptance at the Journal of Applied Psychology and Dr. Jenny Kuan's article acceptance at Academy of Management Review, both top-ranked journals. Dr. Adair is an Assistant Professor of Management and Dr. Kuan is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. This follows Dr. Heiko Wieland's 2018 article which won the Maynard Prize award for best conceptual paper in the Journal of Marketing. Read more about the world-class research and publishing by College of Business Faculty, including Dr. Scott Fausti, Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra, and others.
CSUMB is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings, earning the No. 25 spot overall among Regional Universities (West).
A drive-thru graduation celebration on May 22, 2021 will be open to Fall 2019 – Summer 2021 graduates!
Black History Month - Black lives illuminate America's past Brian Corpening, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, talks about how the 400-year history of Black people in America a struggle of courage, sacrifice and resilience. PLUS, view the list of CSUMB's Black History Month virtual events virtual campus!
February 5-7, 2021 – They help YOU discover your inner entrepreneur! Get started on the path to developing and running your own business.
College of Business Student Emergency Fund
The College of Business (COB) Student Emergency Fund will help support COB students in need with small monetary awards to make it easier to remain connected to the transformational experiences that are the hallmark of a CSUMB and COB education. Basic needs, which include support around hunger, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and safe and consistent access to an internet signal, are real and pervasive struggles for many of our students on campus. We want to help. Find out how to apply or donate today!
CONGRATULATION TO THE CLASS of 2020!
"You CRUSHED IT!"
College of Business Class of 2022 Academic Honors
College of Business Class of 2022 Academic Honors