By Amanda Wigley |Staff Writer|
Imagine if you were a College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) student and there was not a one stop shop on campus that combined career services, student services, academic advising and internship programs. Well, now there is.
The idea to transform the way CBPA offers help to students began about a year ago. I spoke with Angie Webb, the Internship Coordinator and Administration Analysis Specialist, she informed me the CBPA did not yet have a career service center and also that the other three programs were their own entities, until now.
“The new database brings all the programs together making a resource point for students,” said Webb. “It is a place to help students become more confident and prepared so they have a smoother transition into the job market.”
The CBPA Student Services Center held their very first open house on Tuesday Oct. 30 that allowed students to sign up on the new database and learn how to access information and book appointments.
The open house was a great interactive way for students to learn about the new program. They hosted raffles, had live music and even had a table with free food and drinks.
This was a great opportunity for CBPA students to meet with Webb, the undergraduate advisor Ellie Gault, Christina Rodriguez and other students of the program.
The Dean and Professor of Finance, Lawrence C. Rose, came by to mingle with students and even spoke on behalf of the new CBPA Student Services Center. He noted his excitement for the new system as well as what the future holds, stating that “this was a great leap forward, but we are still working to improve even more. We are looking forward to hearing from the students and bringing this to the next level.”
Rose thanked the Associate Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Milton Clark for being so great and supportive through this entire transition.
Students are also jazzed about this new database giving it positive feedback.
“The database is great and makes a big difference,” said student Evo B. “It’s something the students really needed.”
In order to be part of this database that combines all of the important services for your future, you must either be a CBPA major or minor. This includes accounting, finance, marketing, management, information systems technology and public administration. Keep in mind each of those have sub categories that fall under the CBPA umbrella as well.
If you are a CBPA student or are considering becoming one, stop by the CPBA Student Services Center located in Jack Brown Hall room 134.
The friendly staff will be happy to give you all the information you need to get you on a path to success.
Don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well, something tells me the CBPA staff is just getting started.