Student Business Summit / Undergraduate Research
A USF business student organization is trying to give not just its members, but students from all over Florida, a hand in the brutal job market with a daylong summit on global business. University Beat on WUSF TV has the story.
When it comes to a university’s reputation, research by undergraduates is as important for a school like USF as the work done at any other level. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 drops in on the 9th Annual USF Undergraduate Research Symposium, where almost two hundred top undergraduate research projects and presentations were on display, covering everything from science to the humanities.
USF International Business Board President Jamie Kenney talks about the purpose of the Florida Student Summit on Global Business, the focus on international business, and the response from both students and the companies attending.
Jamie Kenney explains that his first plan after graduating this May is launching a website, www.TampaBayOrgs.com.
USF International Business Board Director of Social Events Kelly Torres and group member Spencer Hayes talk about what the IBB offers USF students.
Summit keynote speaker, Rick Gallegos, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay, gives some advice for students looking for work.
Naomi Yavneh, Associate Dean of the USF Honors College and Director of the USF Undergraduate Research Program, talks about some of the Program's success stories. We profiled one of the students she mentions, Amber Schmidt, on this University Beat report in August 2010.
Sophomore Microbiology major Oscar Merino and senior Mathematics major Mary Billington share their feelings about winning best poster presentation and best oral presentation respectively at the USF Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Mary Billington describes her research, which uses mathematical modeling to explain DNA rearrangements in single-cell organisms called ciliates.
STUDENT BUSINESS SUMMIT
USF International Business Board website
Jamie Kenney, President
USF Office of Undergraduate Research website
Abstracts of the students' presentations can be found here. Go down to "Schedule for the day" and click on Oral Presentations or either of the Poster sessions to access lists.
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