Business students report on successes, lessons learned

Business Seminar I students with their professor, Tom Loftus, at the Thanksgiving Cook-off fundraiser in Upchurch Field House.
Business Seminar I students with their professor, Tom Loftus, at the Thanksgiving Cook-off fundraiser in Upchurch Field House.

Students in Business Seminar I will make their final presentations on their Sweet for Schools fundraising projects, which they’ve been working on all semester. The students will report on their activities and outcomes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Josey Dining Room.

“We will be talking about what the semester brought, from dealing with [county] permits to running ‘turkeys,'” says Mikaela Koetz ’16. “It is something that you do not want to miss. Also, if [students] are interested in taking the class, this is a great way to see the type of work that you will be doing.”

The whole campus community is welcome, Koetz added, promising a surprise at the end of the event.

The class worked on three projects to raise money for Amherst County Public Schools: the Briar’s Fall Bucket List Festival — which became a lesson on working through local government regulations — the 5K Turkey Trot Walk/Run and the Thanksgiving Cook-off.

The seminar requires students to practice the skills they learn in the classroom in a business-like environment. Working in teams with various roles assigned to members, they plan and execute events targeting the campus and local communities, raising both awareness and funds for a cause.

Each semester, the class chooses a beneficiary. This fall, the students picked Amherst schools because they did so much to support the College over the summer.

For more information, email Koetz at koetz16@sbc.edu.