January, 2011

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
May the best team win!

May the best team win!

On November 30, 2010, the Association of Black Business Students (ABBS) and ALPFA hosted the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the big four accounting firms.  The goals of the Holiday Bash were not only to create interconnections and relationships within the business community but also to invite and unite the general UW population as well.  The event was also created to promote diversity by inviting an expansive range of organizations with various concentrations in business (Ascend, Undergraduate Business Council, Social Entrepreneurship Club) to cultural (Black Student Union, Sisterhood, RETRO, etc.).  By opening the event to the general public, our goal was to attract individuals who may have not had the same opportunities as the business community in being able to explore the business field to their liking. This event enabled both business and cultural organizations to intermingle, creating new networks and bonds otherwise unforeseen. Around 80-90 individuals, including participating organizations, representatives from PWC, and unaffiliated attendees, comprised the spectators at the event. The winning organization was Motivated Undergraduates Succeeding Honorably (Mush), with a double decker house, complete with accessories, such as hot tubs, a sunroof and many other goodies.  The 2010 2ndAnnual Gingerbread House Competition Holiday Bash was created to benefit the UW and served as an enjoyable time for UW’s students and staff before finals and the holiday season.

Louie Tran, Sophomore
Accounting
Association of Black Business Students – V.P. of Campus Relations

Young Executives of Color Ethics & Business 101 Session

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

YEOC Blog #2

Cheers to another amazing YEOC session!

Thank you to our Young Executives for giving up a sleep filled Saturday and joining us yet again for our November 20th  session. Our guests from E&Y and BEDC Fellow/YEOC mentor, Sabrina, offered engaging insights into the world of ethics. We hope that next time you are caught in an ethical dilemma, you will think back to Sabrina’s valuable photocopy video and do the right thing :)

The breakout team activity (Drawbridge Activity) taught us that ethics are situational and differ from person to person. This is an important fact to remember in all facets of life. Ethical behavior in the workplace can be defined by a different set of rules than in other areas of your life, so constantly be aware of your environment and the behavioral standards you are being held accountable for.

Our November session also provided Young Executives with a wealth of knowledge concerning their education. We hope students gained valuable insight to reference as they plan for their futures. (YEOC Seniors, please utilize the information and guidance provided during your workshop as you work through your college applications. Remember that the UW application deadline is Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Reach out to your mentors with any questions or need for clarification. We are here to serve you! Another important thing to note as you are completing your college applications (specifically for UW) is that you should select Business Administration as your major of choice.)

Our next session focused on Marketing  is just around the corner and we are very excited to see our Young Executives bright and early on December 11th.

Alexandria Hunter, Senior
International Business & Finance
BEDC Fellow

2010-2011 Young Executives of Color

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
 

 

 

 

October Teambuilding Session

October Teambuilding Session

 Let’s Get it Started!!!

Congratulations 2010-2011 Young Executives of Color students!  Session one got us all off to an amazing start on October 16th  that was coupled greatly with the double overtime Husky Football Homecoming victory. 

Major kudos  to all of the Young Executives for showing such fantastic enthusiasm throughout the entire session, despite our insanely early start on a Saturday morning.  All of the mentors were extremely excited to get settled into our individual groups and spend time getting to know their mentees.  The creative spirit was clearly alive and well throughout the entire day. The freshness these high school students showed during our first team competition, the photo scavenger hunt, proved to be immensely entertaining.  It was exciting to see the originality each team displayed in capturing each photo’s theme assignment. 

Our next session is not until November 20th but the BEDC fellows will be keeping in regular contact with Young Executives - this is what makes the YEOC program such a unique program.  Good luck to our YEOC Seniors on your upcoming exams, SAT/PSAT, big games, etc.  Work hard, believe in yourself, and have fun!  See you next month!

‘One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar’. Helen Keller

Alexandria Hunter, Senior
International Business & Finance
BEDC Fellow