The Business Casual - February 2021


Photo of UCCS campus in winter

College of Business Students,  

I hope this message finds you rested and relaxed after your first Spring Break. We are excited to welcome you back to hybrid and in-person learning this week! To kick off our first week of on-campus learning, Student Life is hosting Winter Welcome Week celebrations to help you reconnect with your fellow students. To learn more about remaining activities this week, click here.

We are a less than one week away from Virtual Career Networking Night. Join us on March 2nd to network with employers and discuss potential career and internship positions. The entire event will take place virtually through Handshake. You will need to register ahead of time to book networking sessions with employers.

There are numerous opportunities this semester to practice your ethical decision-making skills in friendly competition. We are pleased to have both undergraduate and graduate teams representing UCCS in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Case Competition on April 16th. These students will analyze a case and present it virtually to a panel of business leaders from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah. Please join me in congratulating our selected teams – we wish them the best of luck in competition.

UCCS undergraduate team:

  • Omar Alghamdi
  • Diego Colung
  • Delaney Gust
  • Baleigh May
  • Ryan Morgan
  • Michaela Pettie 

UCCS graduate team:

  • Matthew Jones
  • Michaela Herring
  • Chad Horner
  • Garrett Prather
  • Ali Singer
  • Ash Singh

You are also invited to participate in the annual UCCS Ethics Essay Competition for a chance to win a cash prize. To enter, you will need to analyze a case and submit principle-based ethics recommendations to a panel of judges by March 31st. Additionally, we challenge you to create a video that demonstrates an ethical dilemma or ethical solution through the Student Center for Public Trust Ethics in Action Video Competition. Participants will need to submit their video by March 15th for review.

Whether you are on-campus or virtual, I encourage you to seek out resources to support your academic journey. We have compiled a list of business-specific programs and services to help you throughout the semester, including advising, tutoring, career development, and IT support. Please visit the Remote Support Hub for more information.

I wish you the best of luck in your classes this semester, and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.  

Warmest Regards,

Karen S. Markel, Dean of the UCCS College of Business signature

Karen S. Markel, Ph.D.,

Dean, UCCS College of Business

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