The BUSINESS OUTLOOK FORUM, on May 8, 2017, was a cooperative effort by four student-run business organizations on campus: the Accounting Society, Business Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and the newly established Agribusiness Club.
The event featured three local business community leaders (pictured left) as panelists, including Mike Briley, Managing Partner at Hayashi Wayland, Nicole Flewell, Director of Sustainability at Taylor Farms, and Lori Koster, CEO of Mann Packing.
The discussion focused on the outlook for businesses on the Central Coast. Topics included technology, agriculture, accounting, current events, and more.
The Forum provided a networking opportunity for the College of Business student body to meet industry professionals, explore career options, and make connections that may help open doors in the future.
Students organizers gained hands-on experience in event management, as they held meetings, assigned tasks, confirmed speakers, navigated the process of reserving a venue, arranged for catering, and organized promotional materials and activities. It was a great opportunity for students to apply what they are learning on how to collaborate, network, and perform project management tasks.
In addition to events like the Business Outlook Forum, each club has something unique to offer at its own individually organized meetings and events.
To find out more information or get involved with College of Business clubs, visit csumb.edu/business/cob-clubs.