Cameron School of Business at UNCW

The ROI In Your Own Backyard - 2020

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 1, 2020 9:26:49 AM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Teresa Walker, Director of Student Professional Development at the Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on December 1, 2020). (This photo was taken before COVID).

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. The experience comes in the form of an internship that can be in-person, virtual, or a combination of both. Each year we meet with hundreds of students interested in part-time internship experiences while attending school. How can we meet this demand? With help from local employers! Here’s the why and how of successful internships for both the employer and student:

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Topics: community, internships, professional development, communication, Insights, job market

How to Apply for Work-Study

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 1, 2019 11:35:00 AM


by Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant | photo credit: Dorothy Joseph photography

Federal work-study is a type of financial aid granted to qualifying college students that allows them to work part-time during the semester. Many departments at the University of North Carolina love opening work-study positions because it allows students the opportunity to gain relevant experience and they are flexible with individual course schedules. Work-study positions are especially valuable for eligible positions off UNCW’s campus as many nonprofit organizations can fulfill needs without dipping into their personal budgets since work-study wages are paid out by the government.  

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Topics: internships, financial aid, work study

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

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: 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

The Time is Now to Start Looking for a Summer UNCW Intern

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 27, 2018 9:34:00 AM

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

Consistently, we hear from students throughout the spring semester, “I would prefer a summer internship in Wilmington.” 

However, the number of interested students outnumber the opportunities available. Therefore, many students end up going elsewhere to gain applied learning experience.

Is your business losing out on this valuable resource located within your community? Furthermore, from an economics viewpoint, could this be considered an opportunity cost?

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Topics: community, internships

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

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, internships, marketing, Prague, 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: alumni, internships, MBA, student stories, Professional MBA

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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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