The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.
CONNECTING WITH REAL-WORLD LEADERS Companies and students turned out in record numbers for this year’s event. A total of 81 representatives from 30 companies and 147 students participated in the <strong>2018</strong> Meet The Firms. MEET THE FIRMS Meet the Firms is an annual career fair designed to benefit both accounting students and recruiting firms. Accounting firms from all over the nation are invited to showcase their organization’s attributes to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Accountancy. This venue provides the business professionals an outlet to meet and connect with potential candidates from Southern Miss to fill positions within their companies, whether that be internships or fulltime career positions. Hosted by College of Business and Economic Development, School of Accountancy 100% PLACEMENT FOR USM STUDENTS IN THE MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY PROGRAM 12 | C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A N D E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T
CONNECTING WITH REAL-WORLD LEADERS EAGLES ENGAGED IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP With the guidance of Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs, students in the Entrepreneurship program hosted an event to provide a venue for students to learn more about how to succeed as an entrepreneur. Welcoming students of all majors who aspire to be entrepreneurs, the event included creative activities, a “shark tank” challenge, and short presentations by local entrepreneurs on topics such as startup funding, human resources and marketing. Additionally, they were provided information on the resources available to them on campus and were given an opportunity to network with seasoned entrepreneurs and business owners. Students enrolled in the New Venture Creation course also had the opportunity to earn certificates in ETHICAL LEADERSHIP, GOOGLE ANALYTICS and ADVANCED GOOGLE ANALYTICS. The event is the first of its kind to be held at Southern Miss and is part of a class project for students in the New Venture Creation course in the School of Management. Over 100 participants! A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 8 - 1 9 | 13