On February 20, 2016, the Miller College of Business Honors Program hosted its annual Interview Day. Interview Day is one of the most important days for the Honors Program because it is the day when potential scholarship recipients and future Program members are decided. This year’s Interview Day featured 35 high school students from various states. The day consists of various panels, discussions, tours, and meals with current members of the Honors Program as well as other candidates for the Program. Continue reading “Interview Day – 2016”
Beginning freshman year in the Miller Business Honors Program, students look forward to the trip seniors in the Program get to take to Disney World. Finally, the time had come for the class of 2016. We departed on a Wednesday afternoon and arrived in Orlando just around dinner time. The entire class of 2016 had agreed upon a location for the group dinner, which resulted in a night of laughter and entertainment at the Irish restaurant, Raglan Road, in Disney Springs. The following day was dedicated to the Disney Institute. It was a day filled with workshops, information, and discussions about how Disney has become what it is and why they do what they do from a business standpoint. The business model of Disney is one to be admired, and that idea is exactly what we noticed while engaging with cast members and entertainment attractions on property. Continue reading “Miller Honors Head to Disney World”
From November 11th to the 15th, Dr. Hartleroad, Jessica Hill (Class of 16) and I had the opportunity to attend the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Not only did we have the honor of attending, but we also had the chance to represent the Miller Business Honors Program by giving presentations over our Honors Program’s best practices. It was great to tell others about our program and get feedback on what we could be doing differently. We gave two presentations: one was on Career and Professional Development Programming for Honors Students, and another on Appreciative Advising with Honors Students. Both of these topics are aspects of our program that we, the Miller Business Honors Program, think are done pretty well, but we are always open to suggestions.
Mid-November, three employees from the Miller College of Business Office of Student Services hit the road to represent the Miller Business Honors program at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s 50th Annual Conference. The conference—grandiosely themed, Make No Little Plans—was held in the equally impressive city of Chicago. Dr. Gayle Hartleroad, Eli Parks, and I wore several different hats to embody different areas of our business honors program, ranging from administrator to student.
October has been such a busy season for me. While watching the leaves, fall can be relaxing; however I find myself not giving as much attention to the natural beauty surrounding campus as I normally would at this time of year. From social events to study abroad planning, my month has been filled to the brim. Continue reading “A Glimpse of Student Life”