So here’s the deal: You registered for the pre-business program because it seemed like a good idea. It will look good on your resume and might help you get a job. Now what?
Some of you have really taken advantage of the program. I’ve seen several familiar faces at our workshops and Dinner Speaker Series, and that’s great. Others have been participating for years, have completed ELW and SBP, and are now running the WIB conference; that’s even better! However, the number of students participating in these events only makes up about 1/10 of our registered pre-business students. Where are the rest of you?
I get it, really, I do. The semester is busy. You’ve got classes, sports, clubs, and jobs. Adding one more hour-long event into the mix might actually break you (an obvious hyperbole, but I know the feeling). Here’s the thing though, the pre-business events are here for your benefit. Holy Cross alums are commuting – by plane, train and automobile – to campus and taking time from their very busy schedules to help you. And while all of their presentations are unique, they all highlight the same point — networking is key. So make it a resolution to try to come to a few more workshops this year.
It’s not fair of me to ask you guys to put in extra effort without expending some myself. I’ve made a resolution as well – to make use of social media. Pre-business is going to join the 21st century through blogging and facebook! Now it will be easier to let all of you know what’s going on and quite frankly, what you are missing.
Here’s the plan:
-I’ll be posting a weekly blog to keep students up-to-date with what’s going on in the program and what you need to know about entering the business world. We’ll cover interview skills, what recruiters suggest for HC students, programs that pre-business offers, tips for getting everything you can out of this program, and anything else that could possibly help you. All you have to do is read and I promise to keep posts as concise as possible because, I repeat, I know you’re busy.
-Starting today, we are launching our facebook page! Make sure to “like ” us . I’ll be creating a page for each event and updating the pre-business status with things you need to know.
Hopefully, this will allow me to cut back on the number of emails that fill your GroupWise inbox on a daily basis. We’ll see how it goes.
So, welcome back to campus. I hope you’ve enjoyed your nice, long break and are ready to hit the ground running.
Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Studies
Director, Entrepreneurial Studies & Pre-business Advisor