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Four Internship Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 31, 2018 9:51:00 AM
 

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Imagine. You spot the perfect internship online and apply. They call you for an interview. They promise college credit, it pays $15 per hour to start, and you get to work from your couch! What could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. Well, that is until you’ve done three weeks of work before you realize that ACME Corporation was actually the evil fictional company from Loony Tunes responsible for falling anvils and other disasters.

You’ve become the victim of an internship scam. 

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Topics: internships

How to Answer Common Interview Questions with Finesse

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 26, 2018 9:50:00 AM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

The symptoms are clear. Sweaty palms. Swollen tongue. Fidgety legs. You’ve been diagnosed as a horrible job interviewee. But don’t worry because Linda Raynier, online career strategist and coach, has some remedies to build your interview confidence.  

Here’s how you can answer some common interview questions, and why employers ask them. 

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Topics: internships, professional development, interviewing

Full Speed Ahead: Before and After Hurricane Florence

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 24, 2018 9:20:57 AM
(Photo: flood waters in downtown Wilmington, NC after Hurricane Florence / NPR.org)

Guest blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business, and Regional Economist for the Swain Center (this article originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on October 19)

The Southeastern North Carolina economy was clipping along nicely until Hurricane Florence blew in and bumped us off track, but only temporarily.

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Topics: Outlook Conference, economy

Three Ways Internships Help Your Career After College

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 16, 2018 11:05:00 AM

Photo: Cameron School of Business students complete their 2018 internship positions with New Hanover Regional Medical Center

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

It didn’t used to be the case, but as the job hunt has grown more competitive, employers are zeroing in on candidates who need the least amount of training right out of the gate. True, you may have a long list of previous work history, but that summer job tossing pizza crusts in the air isn’t going to do you any favors in front of the hiring manager at that accounting management firm you’ve had your eye on for months.

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Topics: internships

Featured Seahawk: Tyler Wittkofsky

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 12, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Guest Blogger: This week's Featured Seahawk, Tyler Wittkofsky, CSB Alumnus '15 and current Professional MBA student.

Life's greatest passion and most rewarding task is one's ability to give to their community and make an impact. My community is one that I grew up in, one that my family has been a part of for generations, and one that has given so much to me. Other people may not have that connection to the community they currently serve, but the community is one that gives to you. So why should you give back to your community? Here are my top three reasons:

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Topics: alumni, government, MBA, Featured Seahawk, philanthropy, Professional MBA

Featured Seahawk: Andrew Seibel

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 7, 2018 10:21:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Featured Seahawk Andrew Seibel,a CSB undergraduate student studying International Business/Supply Chain Management as well as a student at the University of Hertfordshire via the TABSA dual-degree program.

Working here at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica has been a most incredible experience. Having followed my father to all his diplomatic posts but one (Afghanistan), gave me a sneak peek into the world of American diplomacy. However, being able to work in the environment as a growing adult has allowed me to apply and further my knowledge of business and diplomacy. 
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Topics: government, international, internships, study abroad, TABSA, Featured Seahawk, Jamaica

Rising Prices, Unit Sales and Housing Inventories: Factors Influencing the Real Estate Market

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 17, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 15, 2018)

The Housing Bubble and the Real Estate Market Recovery

The U.S. residential real estate market has been a leading topic in the news over the last decade or more. With increasing mortgage delinquencies in late 2007, and the bursting of the real estate bubble soon thereafter, home values across the U.S. began an historic decline. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, in Table I below, captures both the escalation in home values between 2000 and 2006, the correction in house prices as the housing bubble burst, and the recovery, on average, of the housing market across the US by mid-2018. Prices, on average across the US, more than doubled in the years ending in the spring of 2007. In the Cape Fear Region, using an admittedly informal but representative “index” created using home sales data provided by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR), prices increased over 75% in the years ending in the spring of 2007. Prices then fell across the local market, but have since recovered. Few expected the recovery of the real estate market, in either Southeastern North Carolina or across the nation, to be as rapid as it has been.

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Topics: real estate, finance, investments

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 3, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Swain Center for Executive Education (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2018).

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.

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Topics: management, professional development, Swain Center, customer delight, intercultural conflict, nursing, custom programs

Cameron M.B.A. Alumna Keeps Wilmington WARM

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 20, 2018 1:51:00 PM

By: Alisha Browne, Web Developer and Marketing Coordinator for CSB (This article originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com Insights Blog on July 1, 2018)

When JC Lyle '18M thinks of housing, she thinks of more than a roof and four walls – she sees every house as a home; a refuge from the world, and somewhere that should be welcoming, comfortable and safe.

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Topics: alumni, community, MBA, Professional MBA

Rudeness in the Workplace

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 6, 2018 10:50:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Andrew Woolum, Assistant Professor of Management, Cameron School of Business (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com Insights blog on May 15, 2018.)

Rudeness in the workplace has gained a great deal of attention in the last 10 years from both business leaders and academics.

Described as “low-intensity, deviant behavior with ambiguous intent to harm,” researchers have estimated that 98 percent of American workers have experienced rudeness at work, with 50 percent of workers experiencing rudeness at least weekly.

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Topics: management

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UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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