Business Week October 7-8, 2020 1 University Pwky, University Park, IL, 60484

 

The safety of everyone in the Governors State University (GSU) community is our top priority. For this reason, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, Business Week 2020 is still being held from October 7 – 8. Please check this webpage regularly for further updates.


Business Week 2020
 is a weeklong program that offers engaging professional opportunities for College of Business (COB) students to interact closely with industry thought leaders, employers, and alumni. It also showcases COB faculty expertise in a speaker series. The program culminates with COB Alumni Hall of Achievement Induction/Fundraising and a Business Career Fair.


Contact Us: Corporate partners and alumni should contact Karen Williams by email at kwilliams10@govst.edu, or by telephone at 708-235-7485 if you are interested in partnering with COB on Business Week 2020.


 
 

Event Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020

 

Business Week Opening Keynote: 

Rick Blasgen
"Technology, Globalization, and the Future of Work" 
1 – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Center for Performing Arts 

 

Presented by:
Rick Blasgen
President and CEO, Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals 




Breakout Sessions: 


 Dr. Ujvala Rajadhyaksha 

"Navigating Work-Family Responsibilities Across the Globe"

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. 
Location: Lakeside Lounge

 

Presented by:
Dr. Ujvala Rajadhyasksha
Associate Professor  

 

 

Dr. Sean Jang

"Facial Recognition, Machine, Learning, and Marketing" 
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. 
Location: Lakeside Lounge 

 

Presented by:
Dr. Hyunkyu (Sean) Jang
Assistant Professor  

 

 

Dr. William Kresse

"Election Risk Limiting Audits: Applying Business Best Practices to Enhance Election Integrity" 
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. 
Location: Engbreston Hall 

 

Presented by:
Dr. William Kresse
Associate Professor

          

Dr. Mucahit Kochan


"Impact of Systemic Supply Chain Disruptions on Shareholders' Wealth"
 
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. 
Location: Engbreston Hall 

 

Presented by:
Dr. Mucahit Kochan
Visiting Assistant Professor
 




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020

 

Events:
 

Students Listening to Presenter at Business Week Workshop

Professional Development Workshops for COB Students and Alumni   

1 – 3 p.m.
   

 

 

 

Student meeting with Industry Experts During Business Week 2019 Career Fair

 

College of Business Career Fair

3 – 5 p.m.

Location: GSU Hall of Governors



 

 

 2019 Alumni Hall of Achievement Award 

Networking Reception & COB Alumni Hall of Achievement

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Center for Performing Arts 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            



Registration


All events are free for GSU students, faculty, and staff. For all other attendees, there is a $20 fee for the Networking Reception and Alumni Recognition Event. To register for any Business Week event, please click the button below.
 

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