Do you want to develop a business plan to compete for prizes? Well, if yes, then our 2nd Inferno Pitch is for you! The competition starts August 19th, 2019. Please see: Video #1 (short): https://youtu.be/9ocK0dSe4v0
Video #2 (long): https://youtu.be/0-hjCo3_rUI. Also, please check out https://my.nsula.edu/course/view.php?id=12367¬ifyeditingon=1 for more information, contact your favorite Business Instructor to get started, because the HOTTEST IDEA WINS!!!
CLE Workshop Friday, November 16, 2018 in the Natchitoches Room in Russell Hall.
Description: This outreach effort was started to assist attorneys in the local and regional areas to obtain their CLE hours in various content areas. The event will offer a total of 6 different speakers who have graciously donated their time for this event. As such, attendees may earn up to 6 credit hours, including two for Ethics, one for Professionalism, and one for Law Office Management for attorneys. Additionally, the School of Business welcomes accountants to come and learn. Accountants may select which course, or courses, they personally believe may be right for their certification.
2018 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cle-tickets-51226892013
Promo on Pitch Competition available
by NSU News Bureau
Northwestern State University received permission from Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program to share the following promo video with the community. The video highlights the concept behind the business pitch competition in which students from Northwestern State, Grambling and LSU-S participated. NSU named the competition “The Inferno Pitch.”
Students developed a business plan to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges/prospective investors who selected the winners.
With the first place finish, Alba Maloff Johnson and Matthew Broekman won $3,000, a scholarship to Louisiana Startup Prize 2019, a scholarship to the Patent Academy and six months of professional services from the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program.
Second place winners were the team of Brooke Smith, Kamamalu Nishihira-Asuncion, Kennedy Cullen and Kortney Greer for Safe Shackles, a product that can be used to detect Sexually Transmitted Infections. Second place includes a $1,000, a scholarship to the Patent Academy and six months of professional services from the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program.
Third place winner Joshua Johnson pitched In the Field Communication, a communication device that helps officers move from the vehicle to outside the car. Third place prize is $500, a scholarship to the Patent Academy and six months of professional services from the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program.
The AEP promo video can be seen here:
https://vimeo.com/287707800 (password is EAP)
The School of Business Homecoming Brunch brings together old friends, faculty and alumni. During this reception, the college recognizes outstanding alumni, businesses and faculty achievements.
Each Fall and Spring semester, the College of Business honors its graduating seniors by hosting a reception in the Russell Hall Natchitoches room. Graduating seniors, family, friends and College of Business faculty are invited to attend.
At Fall receptions, individuals selected for Beta Gamma Sigma are inducted into this business honorary organization.
The J. Walter Porter forum is an effort to translate the textbook into practice by bringing capable, successful business executives to the campus to speak on selected topics in their area of expertise.
The forum is sponsored annually by the School of Business and made possible by the endowment established by the family and friends of the late J. Walter Porter. Mr. Porter was interested in improving the image of business as a career field for college students.
- 2018 Theme: Leadership and Empowerment: Time’s Up!
- 2017 Theme: It’s Not Business As Usual.
- 2015 Theme: Enron and Beyond – What the Rise and Fall of this Fortune 500 Company Should Mean to You.
- 2014 Theme: Insights into the Game of Life… Critical Lessons
- 2013 Theme: Business and the Current Economy: Trends and Outlook for the Future
- 2012 Theme: Economic and Community Development
- 2011 Theme: Louisiana Entrepreneurship – Developing Small Businesses
- 2010 Theme: The Haynesville Shale Natural Gas Discovery
- 2009 Theme: Cyber Crimes and Security
- 2008 Theme: Turbulent Times
- 2007 Theme: Business Insights
- 2006 Theme: The Achievers
- 2003 Theme: Exploring the World of Business
FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the post-secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with nearly 15,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisers round out the group. Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.
Each Spring, the School of Business at Northwestern State University hosts the District III Leadership Conference for local high school students. Louisiana is currently divided into six districts. Approximately 800 high school students from the surrounding parishes visit the campus to participate in contests related to their business courses and to hear guest speakers relate current business topics to these secondary business courses. College of Business faculty serve as judges for the event, administer tests, and help the district vice-president coordinate all events on campus.
More information about FBLA can be found at the following links:
For any questions about FBLA/PBL and the District III conference contact Dr. Julie McDonald.