Cameron School of Business to Host Annual Business Week

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Cameron School of Business will host its 32nd Annual Business Week March 24-27. Designed specifically for students, prominent alumni and executives will share their knowledge and experiences in the areas of business, marketing, entrepreneurship, information technology and more during nearly 100 informational sessions.

"Business Week instills the value of the journey of learning in our students," said Drew Rosen, Progress Energy/Gordon Hulbert Professor of Operations Management. "The format allows students to interact directly with industry leaders, which helps prepare Cameron's students for the realities of the business world, with tips on career guidance, internship opportunities, job search contacts, and new products and markets as well as real-world application of what they learn in their classes."

Key presenters include:
March 24
7 p.m., Cameron Hall 105 - Michael S. Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner, "Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Challenges for Regulators and Opportunities for Students"

March 25
11 a.m., Cameron Hall 105 - Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan, founders of Barefoot Wine, "Guiding Principles for Success"

1 p.m., Cameron Hall 135 - Alumnus Josh Harcus, initiative overlord with Hüify, "The Advantages of a Social Media Skill Set"

3 p.m., Cameron Hall 105 - Joe Paradise with KPMG, UNCW alumnus Malcomb Coley with Ernst & Young, Trey Ackerman with Dixon Hughes Goodman, and JR Shearin with Deloitte, "Managing Partners in Public Accounting: The View from the Top"

4 p.m., Computer Information Systems (CIS) Building 1008 - Kurt Taylor, founder and CEO of Next Glass, "Building the Startup - Idea to Launch"

March 26
9 a.m., Cameron Hall 132 - UNCW alumnus and MBA student Darion Jeralds and Chris Sterbling, GE Hitachi, "The Business of Buying: A Glance at Real-World Sourcing"

11 a.m., Cameron Hall 105 - Chuck Whitlock, author and investigative reporter for "60 Minutes," CBS, CNN and other outlets, "Entrepreneurialism on Steriods"

4 p.m., CIS Building 1008 - Brett Martin, CEO of Castle Branch Inc. - "The Challenges of Entrepreneurship"

Due to space availability, many Business Week events are not open to the public. Members of the media who would like to attend, please contact Tara Romanella ( to arrange for admission.