Cameron School of Business at UNCW

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: internship, 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: internship, interns, interviewing

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: interns, Internships, internship

The ROI in Your Own Backyard

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Teresa Walker, Director of Work Practice at the Cameron School of Business

This month, the population of Wilmington will grow by thousands…almost overnight! Wilmington is one of the fortunate cities to be home to several post-secondary educational institutions made up of young professionals seeking knowledge and experience.

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Topics: Internships, internship, career, interns

Prague + Toy Shop + Internship = Best Summer Ever.

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:31:58 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Taylor Pfyffer, Cameron School of Business, Marketing - Professional Selling Concentration, Class of 2017

It all started with the Cameron School of Business Spring Break Prague Consulting Project. Upon joining the consulting team, I joined the others in diving head first into our analysis and recommendations for our client company, Hamleys.

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Topics: International, internship, Internships, marketing, prague, professional selling, Student Stories

Finding Your Sweet Spot: An Interview with David Mathisen

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:26:48 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016.

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An interview with David Mathisen, Cameron School of Business Alumnus (B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy, 2005; MBA 2011)

How do you feel about your educational experience at Cameron School of Business?

I enjoyed every part of my experience at UNCW and at CSB; the instructors at CSB were probably my favorite part...I felt instructors were informative, challenging, yet, “down to earth.” I could tell many of them had a passion for teaching and my learnings at CSB have transitioned well to the success in my professional career. P.S. -  I heard they made a mandatory “shoes, or at least flip flop and shirt” rule in recent years?  That was cool when they didn’t have that rule...but I understand.

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Topics: business, Cameron School of Business, David Mathisen, internship, MBA, Student Stories, wilmington

The Four M's

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:24:48 AM

 

Guest Blogger: Mary Katherine Marr, Cameron School of Business, Marketing Concentration, '17

As I stepped into 890 Broadway for the first time, I was immediately enchanted by the classic elevator that carried me to the little office of one of the greatest ballet companies in the world. This little office, however, is also home to not just amazing artistic talent, but to a job that I had only dreamed of doing until this summer. The opportunity to combine my marketing degree with my lifelong passion for ballet has been incredible, and much like how marketing revolves around the four P’s (product, place, price, promotion), I have found that my internship could be summed up in a similar way, but with four M’s.

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Topics: Arts Administration, business, Cameron School of Business, internship, Internships, professional selling, Student Stories

Your Next Resource: A Cameron School of Business Intern

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:21:27 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in July 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dean Robert Burrus (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on July 15)

Experiential learning is a crucial element of a college education. As defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” Therefore, internships provide solutions for employers by assisting with workflow in an effective manner to accomplish immediate goals and through finding new team members to help grow the business and accomplish long-term goals.

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Topics: business, Cameron School of Business, CSB, internship, Internships, professional selling

Coaching the Mentee to a Successful Career

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:20:51 AM

Guest Blogger: Kathy S. Behr, former pharmaceutical Marketing Research Manager, CEN Mentor

The idea for Cameron Executive Network was conceived to hook up experienced or retired business professionals with young soon-to-be business college graduates.  It is a win-win situation, where both the mentor and mentee are exchanging wisdom, job search skills, and how to place yourself and your skill set on the job market.  I joined CEN in Fall 2014, as I was looking for opportunities to volunteer and provide the knowledge I had gained in my pharmaceutical marketing research career.

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Topics: business, Cameron Executive Network, cen, internship, Networking, professional selling, Student Stories

Taking the Initiative Leads to Results - and a Job

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:19:41 AM

Guest Blogger: Donna Coulson, M.S., Professional Certified Coach, Cameron Executive Network Mentor

I first met Mark Pentangelo at the CSB Mixer in early 2015.  A “Jersey boy,” he sought a summer internship at a NJ utility.  His professor told him I’d been in management at NJ Natural Gas.  I had also done contract work with PSEG.

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Topics: business, internship, Networking, professional selling, Student Stories

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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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