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Leading the Way
Bauer Leadership Night gave undergraduate students a hands-on experience in leadership development.
Deloitte Partner Tom Daley shared his insights with attendees, explaining different types of leadership and how to define and develop a leadership style.
The event was hosted by Bauer Leadership Initiatives, a unit in Bauer College Undergraduate Business Programs that offers students a strategic, integrated and inclusive approach to leadership development.
RECORD-SETTING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Bauer College’s Rockwell Career Center hosted a record-setting career fair last fall, bringing more than 1,700 students and 140 employers together on campus, with representation from top companies including BP, Enterprise, HPE, TDECU, Chevron, LyondellBasell, Phillips 66, Wells Fargo, Williams, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo. and BMW.
A NETWORKING FAMILY
When you join Bauer College’s Graduate & Professional Programs, you gain a family for life. Graduate students and alumni came together last fall for the 9th Annual Mixer, where over 100 attendees enjoyed an evening of networking in downtown Houston.
HUSTLE HARDER, HUSTLE SMARTER
Bauer College welcomed Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Horizon United Group President Al Kashani and the G-Unity Foundation to the University of Houston campus for Hustle Tank, an event where 14 student teams from Houston Independent School District’s Kashmere Senior High School, Phillis Wheatley High School, and Worthing Early College High School pitched ideas to judges.
The event was the culmination of the first year of The G-Unity Business Lab, a collaborative effort among the G-Unity Foundation, Horizon United Group and HISD that arms youth from urban areas with business acumen to teach them how to start their own company over 12 weeks.
Bauer College staff from the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs and the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship also provided guidance throughout the process, which resulted in ideas including a safer (and more fashion-forward) baseball glove, a cell phone case that provides gapless connectivity for travelers, a fleet of mobile beauty salons with an app to power scheduling and sales, and an in-car phone lockbox to prevent fatal traffic accidents for young drivers.
THE IMPACT OF GIVING
Bauer College celebrated donors this fall, hosting an appreciation breakfast where student scholarship recipients showed their thanks to generous supporters who have directly impacted their ability to successfully complete their degree programs.
Guests heard from current students and recent alumni, who each shared their individual stories about the impact of scholarship gifts.
REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
Bauer College hosted over 30 business school deans from across the state for the Texas Business Deans Conference, an annual event to share best practices.
This year’s conference theme, “Business Schools in Texas Reimagined: Envisioning the Future of Business Education in 2030,” included discussions on innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity, equity, inclusion, economic inclusion and major industries in the state such as energy, technology, real estate, and health care.