Leadership Scholars at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics on Friday will host business students and present the opportunity to listen to business executives’ advice and insight regarding jobs and the importance of leadership.
Students have the option to listen to insight from guest speakers and socialize and network after the event.
Speakers will include Jay W. Scott, Anaheim Ducks vice president of human resources, and Ian DiOrio, a professor at Hope International University and young adult pastor of Eastside Christian Church.
“I think that 50 percent of business is networking. You hear about jobs from your peers and the people you know, you can’t do everything by yourself,” said Roresa Mojo, 20, an accounting and finance major. “So this is really helping you to develop those skills and that’s the purpose.”
At the same time, Mojo said, students get to talk to the people and get insight as well as the opportunity to swap business cards and talk about leadership, business and shared interests.
Anna Moreno, 25, a business administration major and vice president of marketing for events, said Friday’s event is a good event to look forward to.
“You’ll get a lot of really good insight especially if you’re into sports marketing management,” said Moreno.
Moreno said this is the first semester that the Leadership Scholars made their debut as a program hosting these types of events for the students of the College of Business and Economics.
The event is supposed to connect business students to local Orange County businesses and their executives.
“One major problem that we have here is that there isn’t a lot (of) global interaction with a lot of students for actual executives and this is going to be an opportunity for all business students to come by,” said Korhan Ereren, 21, a business management student and member of the leadership scholars program for business students.
Rafael Aleman, 32, a business marketing major, said the event will be personable.
“That’s one of the things we focus on in the leadership scholars, is the ability to speak directly to the person,” said Aleman. “Our name tags will have our name and the year that we graduate.”
“Not only do you meet the person and they know your name, but they know when you’ll be graduating… keep you in mind and you have an opportunity there,” he said. “That’s really what it’s about, we focus on the ability to spend time with the executives and ask questions.”
There is also a dress code enforced at this event, which will be in the Titan Student Union Ontiveros ABC on Friday at 2:45 p.m.
“It’s really more about a professional environment, it prepares students, especially business students… What it does is it brings these students into this professional environment where you dress up and you’re supposed to look the part,” Mojo said.
Information on future Leadership Scholars events can be found at MihayloWeb.fullerton.edu/centers/leadershipcenter/.