We’ve just hit a big milestone for the minor in Business, Ethics & Society (BES), and unlike much else that’s going on in the world, it’s good news! So I’m interrupting your summer to tell you about it.
As you probably know, BES isn’t a traditional business minor. While it certainly includes plenty of practical components, it’s about much more than learning how to “do business” or how to get a job in business. BES is about what it means to do business, and what it might look like to do it well — for each of us individuals, and for all of us together. To be able to develop your own ideas about that, you have to know things about business, and about society, and about doing well. What does it look like, and what does it take, for each of us and all of us to “do well”? To flourish? And what can business contribute? It’s a demanding course of study and a selective process, but I am delighted to announce that we have just admitted our first students.
I am proud to introduce our first cohort, from the Class of 2022! Read on to see a list of names and projects. Continue reading “Business, Ethics & Society Minor Announces First Class of Students”
The Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society has been an important partner in helping students to stay ahead of the consequences caused by the pandemic. There have been many unexpected twists and turns leaving students unsure of Certificate Program progress, summer internship plans and what to expect this fall when classes resume. The Ciocca Center has partnered with various Holy Cross offices to try to mitigate some of these new realities with additional funding and new opportunities.
Read on to see what’s happening and get involved! Continue reading “Ciocca Center Announces Virtual Summer Opportunities”
Joining a business club is so much more than a weekly hangout. Students who actively participate can expect to become more familiar with the industry and learn the vocabulary, will be up to date with current events, as well as expand their network – of alumni and peers. The Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society sponsors the following student clubs to provide speakers and competitions, as well as ways for students to develop personally and professionally.
Please join us in congratulating and thanking the following students who have been confirmed as club chairs for the next academic year! Continue reading “Business Clubs Leading the Way”
The Women in Business student committee recently made a video that we want to share with you. The Diversity Student Liaison for the Ciocca Center, Nalani Ramos Ruiz ’21, initiated the response video and the committee was there to support her and the greater call. We are struck by their words and proud to share with you. May we all find ways to be better humans as we strive to connect with what it means to be men and women for and with others.
View the Video: WIB on #BlackLivesMatter (June 2020)
The Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross works with nearly one in six students, or about 500, to provide technical skills and hands-on experiences to complement the liberal arts education. Students from all majors, including Chemistry and Economics, to English and Studio Art, are encouraged to get involved as early as freshman year because you can major in anything and succeed in business.
A recent study of the working Holy Cross alumni database found that three out of four work in business roles, making it particularly useful for students to study business. With three Certificate Programs to choose from students can focus their experience on different industries, including 1) Certificate in Business Fundamentals, 2) Certificate in Entrepreneurship and 3) Certificate in Finance and Banking.
This year, due to COVID-19, many seniors experienced the Business Ethics & Principled Leadership workshop through a virtual session. We appreciate their commitment to completing the program and flexibility as the Center quickly transferred the material to a digital platform.
Today, the Ciocca Center is proud to award 68 Certificates from the three programs. See a list of students below. Continue reading “Holy Cross Graduates Students with Certificates in Business, Entrepreneurship and Finance”
When you can’t take your annual trip to NYC you take advantage of the option to invite more alumni to your virtual presentation. This is exactly what the Holy Cross Student Investment Fund did on Monday, May 3, 2020.
Prof. David Chu, director of certificate programs, and Cassie Gevry, associate director of the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at Holy Cross, opened the webinar with a warm welcome. Maggie Burd ’20, Jack McConville ’20 and Jack Boyd ’21 then took center stage to speak with over twenty alumni based in Boston, NYC, Chicago and the San Fransisco bay area. They started out with the timeline of events and competitions they participated in over the year, shared the resources they have received through generous alumni donations, discussed how they plan to grow and diversify the student club, as well as thanked the founders – Andrew Smith ’19 and Sean Manning ’19. Closing the webinar, Prof. Chu moderated alumni questions for the students to answer.
We are excited to work with the next line up of HCSIF executives: Jack Boyd ’21, Liam Busconi ’21, LJ Foley ’21 and Hayden Ivatts ’21. Many thanks to our graduating seniors, we hope you will return as alumni to share your experiences and help current students explore the finance industry.
Connecting via Zoom during COVID-19 has become the new normal for Holy Cross students and this year the the annual Mock Super Day was a virtual event held on April 29th by the Finance Club through the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross. Club chairs Allie Silge ’20 and Piotr Pogorzelski ’20, worked with Pam Ahearn, director of employer engagement in the Center for Career Development, to organize seven alumni and 11 students to participate in the event. Ahearn hosted the event and mapped out the evening to have each student interview with each alumni via breakout rooms.
Special thanks to our alumni interviewers for sharing their time, knowledge and advice — Brendan Grady ’89 of KeyBanc, Sydney Latour ’17 of J.P. Morgan, Ted Lynch ’84 of Bank of America, Jay Mackie ’19 of Barclays, Matt McCrann ’94 of Citi Bank, Pat O’Reilly ’16 of UBS and Dan Vucovich ’18 of Barclays.
We have enjoyed working with our graduating Finance Club chairs over the year – Piotr Pogorzelski’20 is an Incoming Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank and Allie Silge ’20 is an Incoming GTP Analyst at UBS. Best of luck on the next chapter! We hope you will share your story and success with current students as alumni have with you. Congratulations!
On Tuesday, April 28th the Student Government Association at Holy Cross joined up with the Women in Business Club to co-sponsor the first virtual Agape Latte via Zoom. This event featured Professor Kendy Hess, the Director of the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society and the Brake Smith Associate Professor of Social Philosophy and Ethics at the College of the Holy Cross.
Students are encouraged to explore the role ethics play in business through their various studies, including the new minor in Business, Ethics, and Society as well as the Certificate Programs offered by the Ciocca Center. In this talk by Professor Hess, she examined the relationship between business and the Holy Cross mission of “men and women for and with others.” She went on to discuss how those who seek to do so to ask questions, take time to be thoughtful, remain open, to form a community, and to make the best of every aspect of business.
The International Business Ethics Case Competition, IBECC, was founded by Tom White ’69 over 23 years ago. Students from the College of the Holy Cross have competed since 2011, typically with a first round on campus with the winning team sent to compete internationally. Unfortunately, like so many other events in 2020, IBECC was moved to a virtual format and the Holy Cross teams opted not to move forward.
Two students, Katelyn Cody ’22 and Robin Lu ’22, worked with Prof. Karen Teitel and decided to participate as individuals in the optional Moral Compass Competition. Students were mixed up with students across schools, a good way to know other people. Katelyn Cody ’22 team (Bagel Running) won and Robin Lu ’22 team (Pot and Glove) was one of two runners up.
Continue reading “Students Win Business Ethics Competition”