Cue the “Pomp and Circumstance.” On Saturday, May 18, 2013, 150 College of Business undergraduates and 56 graduate level students switched the tassels atop their mortarboards from right to left once their degrees were conferred.
Early May in Omaha. It could mean 90-degree weather or, as in this year, two inches of snow. It is a time of academic “amping up” with finals preparation, followed by academic “winding down,” with summer break.
But in the financial and retail sectors, early May in Omaha is synonymous with the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.
And that is exactly what organizers of Creighton’s Portfolio Practicum class consider when they host their Value Investment Planning (VIP) event each spring.
From May 19 to June 1, 19 students and two faculty members will bid campus and classroom “zàijiàn” (that’s good bye) and board a plane bound for China. The two- week trip is the culmination of the College of Business class, China: Hunting with Tigers and Dragons.
This past spring, students have regularly met to study Chinese culture, economics and business in preparation of their time in China. During their stays in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou they will visit a variety of companies, non-profit organizations and Peking University, which is often dubbed “The Harvard of China.”
What do you get when you cross a law student, a biology major and an accounting student? No, this is not a secular (and scholastic) stab at the classic, “There was a priest, a rabbi and a minister…”
The answer (final answer): Creighton’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) students.
Business students and faculty, University officials, and family and friends gathered on April 18 to welcome 29 students into the Creighton chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Inductees included 11 juniors, five seniors and 13 graduate students.