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Welcome Back Business Bobcats

Thursday, September 5 2019 03:31pm

The Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership is excited to welcomes back all Bobcat students for the 2019-2020 school year. The Walter Center for Strategic Leadership is excited about Fall semester starting and hope that all Bobcats had an amazing summerSummer is over and the semester has officially begun, but it’s never too late to look back at a great, but short summer for a couple members of the Walter Center for Strategic Leadership team. Members of the Walter Center for Strategic Leadership had a busy summer as well. To start out the year we will be highlighting a few students summer experiences.

Davawnna2Davawnna Clark is a senior majoring in Sports Management and Marketing. She had the opportunity to go to New York City this summer to intern for an advertising & marketing company called Johannes Leonardo. Although it was her first time in the city, she says it was an experience of a lifetime.

“I got lost on the subway every day for three weeks, but somehow I managed to make some of the best connections and learn more than I could have ever imagined,” Clark said.

Exploring a new environment was what she enjoyed the most, even though it was the part she was most apprehensive about.

“I almost did not accept my internship out of fear, because I had never been there before,” she says. “I knew no one there and I was completely unfamiliar with the industry I was going into, but this experience helped me grow as a person and prepared me for a job after graduation.”

Another student, Sam Glaser, didn’t go to the city that never sleeps, but went an hour up north to Columbus, Ohio, where he interned at JP Morgan Chase. There, he was on the leadership team of strategic marketing and helped launch some new products, such as “You Invest” which helps people invest their money in the ways they want, with the expertise of JP Morgan advisors for any questions one might have.

Sam2“The whole experience was super exciting, but the networking opportunities and various projects I got to sit in on were some of my favorite parts of the internship,” Glaser said.

Sam took advantage of the networking opportunities at JP Morgan Chase, and was offered a full-time job upon his graduation in May. He accepted the position and is so excited for his new adventure.

“Never limit yourself to future opportunities,” he says. “What you think your capable of is not representative of the skills you bring to the table.” He also expressed how grateful he is to the Walter Center for providing him with the opportunities to succeed.

“I can’t express how thankful I am to all my colleagues at the Walter Center for helping mold me into the business professional I am today,” he said.

The Walter Center provides amazing opportunities for all students looking to grow in their leadership and business expertise. To get involved or to learn more about the Walter Center, head up to the 4th floor of Copeland Hall and talk to our student workers or faculty about how The Walter Center can help provide avenues for people looking to become the next future leaders. The student organizations and certificates the Walter Center supports include:

  • Select Leaders
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Ohio Women in Business
  • Human Resource Certificate
  • Strategic Leadership Certificate

All student organizations are competitive and application based. They recruit the top talent in the College of Business and focus on leadership development. Organizations also participate in yearly trips, executive engagements and philanthropy which help shape each member into the next future leaders! So stop in to the Walter Center on the 4th floor of Copeland Hall—your future awaits!