Perdue School of Business
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Professional Development Week 2011

Professional Week Videos

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Marlena Buckalew

Marlena Buckalew (04)
The Bozzuto Group (6:57)

Dean Goodwin

Dean Goodwin
RPS ISG International (9:37)

Mike Cummings
Miken Builders (5:37)

Brad Gillis
Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate (4:45)

Professional Development Week provides an opportunity for students to learn skills that are important for success in today’s business world. The Perdue School of Business is raising awareness of professional development during Professional Development Week, April 18th through April 22nd with a variety of events.

Sam CalagioneHighlighting the activities, the Perdue School of Business welcomes Executive Leadership Series speaker Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, on Wednesday April 20th, 2011 at 3:30 pm in the Holloway Hall Auditorium (tickets are free but are required). Students and faculty have the opportunity to purchase Calagione’s book, “Brewing up a Business.” This book provides students and faculty with the opportunity to be enlightened by stories that show how Calagione developed as he built one of the fastest growing breweries in the country.

Additional activities for Professional Development Week include video interviews, scholarships, classroom activities, and much more.

The featured video interviews have been conducted by Student Business Leader Aislinn Sweeney. These interviews present leaders in the business world who are successful professionals. Aislinn interviewed Marlena Buckalew (04), a Recruiter at The Bozzuto Group; Dean Goodwin, a Marketing Manager at RPS ISG International; Mike Cummings, the Founder/CEO of Miken Builders; and Brad Gillis, a Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate.

The Perdue School of Business is awarding the Professional Development Week Scholarship to an undergraduate Perdue School student who successfully completes an honest and thoughtful self assessment of core professional skills and includes a detailed, researched training plan in areas they wish to improve.

The Perdue School also wants to keep students engaged in learning more about Professional Development and is posting trivia questions via their Facebook “Salisbury University's Franklin P. Perdue School of Business” site. There will be prizes awarded for those students who are the first to answer these questions correctly.

Professional Development Week is to be as interactive as possible. Students will be provided with a handout entitled, “Dress for Success”. The students are invited to show off their business dress in the Perdue School of Business Student Services Center during Professional Week.  Students who stop by and meet either business professional dress or business casual dress requirements will be given a free Perdue School of Business pen.

In addition, faculty members are implementing Professional Development Week awareness through different means in the classroom. The activities vary by professor and may include guest speakers, additional assignments, or class time dedicated toward discussing the importance of Professional Development.  

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