Cameron School of Business at UNCW

The Spring 2022 Big Idea Competition Rewards Five Students for Their Ideas

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 23, 2022 1:17:38 PM

 

Contributed by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Cameron School of Business.

The Spring 2022 Big Idea Competition saw 15 finalists from three different schools competing for a total of $900 prize money. After a warm welcome, students had 3 minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of seven judges. Alex Lopez, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, was declared the winner. Mason Villeneuve, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, won 2nd place. Ryan Leclerc, Criminology, won 3rd place. Robert Albarda, Communication Studies, and Shaylynn Monet, Film Studies, won 4th place. The judges included Jay Schach (Seagrass Consulting), Jamie Stalfort (SBDTC), Alexia Franzidis (CHHS), Maria Vargas (Rue Gilt Groupe), Landon Hill (Local Catch), Corey Heim (Channel Key LLC), and Justin Queen (Blu Zeus Interactive Marketing). The competition was organized and coordinated by Xaver Neumeyer (Department of Management).

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Topics: business development, entrepreneurship, management, networking, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Cameron School News, covid

From the Classroom to a Successful Business - Landon Hill’s Local Catch

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 1, 2022 8:25:14 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Lee Iapalucci, UNCW Cameron School of Business Web Developer & Digital Marketing Coordinator

Landon Hill graduated from the UNCW Cameron School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Spring 2021. Always knowing he wanted a career centered around “something fishing-related,”, Hill launched his entrepreneurial journey by becoming the owner, operator, and creator of Local Catch following his UNCW graduation.

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Topics: business development, community, entrepreneurship, technology, environment, career, business ownership, business tips, Cameron School News, leadership, Insights

CCDE Announces AEN Partnership with USCYBERCOM

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 14, 2022 4:03:17 PM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Dr. Ulku Clark, Professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Center for Cyber Defense Education at UNCW.

UNCW is excited to announce their membership in the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). The AEN includes 84 colleges and universities working with USCYBERCOM Headquarters, Joint Force HQ-DODIN, the Cyber National Mission Force, Air Force Cyber Command, Army Cyber Command, US Fleet Cyber Command, US Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, and the US Coast Guard Cyber Command. The goals of this strategic partnership are to engage future workforce, increase cyber applied research and innovation, expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships, and enrich strategic dialogue.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, internships, cyber security, CCDE, Cameron School News, leadership, Insights, congdon

Hire A CSB Seahawk As Your Next Intern

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 13, 2022 11:09:27 AM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Sara Kesler, Office of Student Professional Development (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on January 13, 2021).

It’s clear that students gain a great deal from working as interns. The payoff for students is invaluable: real-world experience, evidence of their successes, and contacts in their field of interest.  The result is an increased demand among students for internship positions and a pool of high value, cost-effective talent for employers to recruit.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, internships, mentoring, career, Cameron School News, leadership, Insights

The Second Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition Highlights Student Success

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 7, 2022 9:24:10 AM

Contributed by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Cameron School of Business.

The Fall 2021 Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition saw finalists from three different schools competing for a total of $600 prize money. After a virtual welcome by Chancellor Sartarelli, students had 90 seconds to pitch their ideas to a panel of nine judges. James Plott, Management and Leadership, was declared the winner. Valentin Schwoerer and Emily Goutille, both international students, won 2nd place. Fiona Hunter, Studio Art, and Erica Santiago, MBA candidate in entrepreneurship shared the 3rd place. The judges included Jay Schach (Department of Management), Heather McWhorter (CIE & SBDTC), Jamie Stalfort (SBDTC), Girard Newkirk (Genesis Block), Rob Kaiser (Greater Wilmington Business Journal), Lisa Brandkamp (Corning Optical Communication), Deborah Mosca (XCMR), Andrew Birkett (Atheris Entertainment), and Alexia Franzidis (CHHS). The competition was organized and coordinated by Xaver Neumeyer (Department of Management).

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Topics: business development, entrepreneurship, management, networking, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Cameron School News, covid

Is Humor In Your Leadership Toolbox?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Nov 8, 2021 12:07:50 PM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Dr. Rebecca Guidice, Professor of Management & Director of the Executive & Professional MBA Programs, UNCW Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on November 8, 2021).

Try this line the next time you are appointing members to a team activity in your organization:
Teamwork is important; you never have to take all the blame yourself
 
At the Cameron School of Business, we recently asked our MBA students to consider the role of humor in the workplace. I subscribe to the view that humor is a powerful asset for leaders when dealing with the complex challenges of the modern workplace. As a leader’s career develops, problems become more complex and decisions increasingly consequential. As a result, many leaders seem to believe there is a law of leadership saying we need to become more serious. I am not sure who wrote that law, because it’s a misconception that a leader’s “serious” demeanor equates to professionalism and competence. In fact, evidence suggests that this approach can limit a leader’s potential. Learning to balance humor and seriousness in the workplace is an important dichotomy of leadership that should be added to those already in existence. These dichotomies include: “empower others to lead but also own everything that happens under your leadership”, “be humble but not passive”, and “be courageous but not reckless”. To this I would add, “be serious but lighten up”!

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, management, MBA, mentoring, Cameron School News, leadership, Insights, graduate school, research

Anxiety among Nurses: CSB Faculty Conducts Research

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 18, 2021 9:31:43 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Minoo Modaresnezhad, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Martha C. Andrews, Professor of Management, and Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, Chair and Professor of Management, UNCW Cameron School of Business.(this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on October 15, 2021).

Understanding the Causes and Consequences and the Role of Supervisor Support

The nursing profession has long been recognized as a stressful occupation, with many nurses reporting high anxiety levels resulting from job-related stress. During their everyday work life, nurses are likely to struggle with excessive work constraints, work-family conflict, verbal abuse, negative teamwork experiences, inadequate support, and overtime. The stress from these regular experiences is associated with lower job satisfaction, increased turnover intentions, and actual turnover. Given that individuals have limited psychological, emotional, and physical resources with which to effectively deal with these challenges, it is important to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of a nurse’s work environment so solutions can be identified to ultimately reduce anxiety experienced by nurses.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, management, nursing, Cameron School News, Insights, covid, research, healthcare, congdon

Two Economics Professors Share New Research

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 6, 2021 4:08:57 PM

Guest Blogger: Information for this article was contributed by Olivia Kashuba, Administrative Associate of Economics and Finance, UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Economics professors Drs. Pete Schuhmann and Allison Witman announce new research opportunities. 

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, economics, scholarships, Cameron School News, research

Moving Beyond “Likes”: Social Media’s Impact on Public Health Initiatives

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 16, 2021 2:25:22 PM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Alexandra Krallman, Assistant Professor of Marketing, UNCW Cameron School of Business.(this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on September 16, 2021).

Over the last two years, the CDC has highlighted the impact of health disparities throughout the world. Minority groups often don’t experience healthcare equity due to a variety of factors including access barriers and feelings of skepticism or distrust. These factors make such populations less likely to engage in preventive health measures (i.e. vaccinations, health screenings, annual PCP visits) and also often underrepresented in healthcare research studies.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, marketing, social media marketing, Cameron School News, Insights, covid, research, healthcare

Cybersecurity In Focus At UNCW

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 8, 2021 9:14:38 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Ulku Y. Clark, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Dr. Geoff Stoker, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Congdon School of SC, BA, IS (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on September 7, 2021). (This photo was taken before COVID).

As the digital revolution reaches middle age, spawning billions of networked digital devices moving vast amounts of information at higher speeds than even before, the need for good cybersecurity is coming strongly into focus.  No longer the province of specialists, cybersecurity is the concern of everyone that touches an electronic device.  With over 460,000 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S. (17,000+ in N.C.), the need to produce workforce-ready graduates is acute and UNCW is striving to do its part to meet this growing need.

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Topics: analytics, Cameron faculty, community, cyber security, CCDE, Cameron School News, Insights

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