Hello Winthrop Eagles and College of Business Administration students. My name is P.N. Saksena. I am the Dean of the College. We are very excited and looking forward to you joining us in the fall. I hope you're equally excited, maybe with just a little bit of nervousness, about starting your journey with us.
Let me tell you why earning a degree in Business, Computer Science, or Economics is the right decision. We have engaged in partnerships with your future employers to design a curriculum and co curricular programs to make you most successful in your career. We have a Professional Development program that will help you recognize your value proposition. We have a Business Acumen program that will help you recognize the value proposition of businesses. We will provide opportunities for you to earn stackable credentials to strengthen your resume. These are externally validated credentials, which will send a signal to your future employers that you are ready for your job and career. We also include a requirement that you have to complete at least one high impact practice during your time with us. An example of a high impact practice is an internship, and data shows that completing and being successful in an internship most often leads to a job.
So as you navigate through these uncertain times, please remember, business matters. Every organization is a business, and we will teach you how to make decisions and how to be resilient in tough economic times, and, of course, when times are good. So I hope to see you in the fall. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to me. My cell number is 803-992-3339.
Hey guys, my name is Zach Eustace. I am a graduating senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and minor in Economics. When I was in your shoes four years ago, I chose Winthrop University for the closeness to great job opportunities in Charlotte, and now Rock Hill as well. When I'm not in the classroom, I'm involved with the American Marketing Association, AMA, which I highly recommend for any Marketing student, and also I'm chairman of the Student Advisory Council. So I hope you choose Winthrop University as your college choice and enjoy the next four years. Go Eagles.
Hi, guys, my name is Rachel. I am a junior Computer Science and Math major. And part of what makes Winthrop so special is that its faculty is dedicated to helping students get involved in opportunities like research, internships and scholarships. When I was a freshman, my professors encouraged me to get involved in research, and I am now a published first author, and we are going to Paris to present our work this year. I never could have gotten here without the support of Winthrop, and they do a wonderful job of getting people involved and prepared for their futures.
Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Joshua Brayer. I'm an Accounting major at Winthrop University. I'm a junior, and I just want to quickly tell you all some of the reasons why I chose Winthrop.
So one of the biggest reasons why I chose Winthrop is when I took my tour there, everyone made me feel like I was a part of a family, and also the class sizes are really, really small. So you really get that one on one connection with your professors.
Quick story. I actually overslept for one of my classes my freshman year, and my professor was able to text me and just basically say like, "Hey, where are you at?" And I just feel like you don't get that at big universities. Some of the things that I do while I'm on campus, I'm the president of NABA. NABA stands for National Association of Black Accountants. It gives people the opportunity to get internships, full time jobs, scholarships, etc. I'm also a part of the AMPD program which stands for Accounting, Mentorship and Professional Development. It's a program which is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and works on professional development such as elevator speeches, do's and don'ts in an interview, things like that. Hope you really enjoyed my mini speech and hope to see you all in the fall.