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Thursday, February 21, 2019

35th Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pitch event
  • Educational investment and entrepreneurship panels
  • COBE Funding Accelerator is a sponsor

Register for the Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference here.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019two people shaking hands

Mock Interview Workshop

  • 4-6 p.m.
  • MBEB 2302

Gain feedback and insights to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to practice with an industry professional.

Email cobecareers@boisestate.edu by 3/1/19 to register.


students talking with CFOs at the CFOs Exposed event in the Stueckle Sky CenterWednesday, March 6, 2019

CFOs Exposed — Networking Event

  • 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Double R Ranch Room, Stueckle Sky Center
  • Talk one-on-one with CFO from the Treasure Valley
  • All COBE majors are welcome

Registration required by March 1 – Register for CFOs Exposed now!


March 27-28, 2019idaho entrepreneur challenge trophy from 2015

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

Boise State student teams will vie for $100,000 in total cash, competing against students from other Idaho colleges and universities.

Teams compete in one of four pitch categories:

  • Agriculture/Agriculture Technology
  • Health/Healthy Living
  • Tech/Consumer/Service
  • Social/Cultural/Environmental Impact

Features of this year’s event include 1-1 video production and pitch practice opportunities at the Venture College Pitch Training Center, as well as access to Venture College staff and coaches.

Sign up here: https://cid.boisestate.edu/iec/

Have questions or need help? Email Mike Sumpter at michaelsumpter@bpisestate.edu or Sarah Ober at sarahober@boisestate.edu.


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Buster visits Gem State Tax Symposium attendees during lunch.

Friday, June 7, 2019

GemState Tax Symposium

  • 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Double R Ranch Room, Stueckle Sky Center
  • Talk one-on-one with CFO from the Treasure Valley
  • All COBE majors are welcome

Registration opens by April 8 – See details and link to register on the Department of Accountancy website.


Past Events

James Otterson Thursday, February 7, 2019

2019 Adam Smith Lecture – James R. Otteson

“Adam Smith on Justice and Social Justice”

  • 6 p.m.
  • Simplot Ballroom, SUB
  • Sponsored by the Department of Economics
  • Free and open to the public
  • Free parking in the Lincoln Garage

James R. Otteson is the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics and a professor of economics at Wake Forest University. He is the author of “Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life.”

STUDENTS: Extra credit may be offered by your instructors.


Brad Wiskirchen

Bradley J. Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount

Eileen Langan Barber

Eileen Langan Barber, director and co-founder of Keynetics Inc.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series

Starting ClickBank and Kount:
Founder Eileen Langan Barber and
Founding CEO Brad Wiskirchen Share Their Stories

  • 3-4:15 p.m.
  • Skaggs Hall of Learning, Micron Business and Economics Building

ClickBank is one of the largest online retailers with patented affiliate tracking, and has a vast offering of more than 500,000 products—making sales in 180 countries with more than $5 billion in lifetime gross sales. Kount is the leading digital fraud prevention solution, used by 6,500 leading brands globally. Keynetics, the parent company of ClickBank and co-owner of Kount, has grown to become Idaho’s largest privately held technology company.

STUDENTS: Extra credit may be offered by your instructors.

See bios of Eileen Langan Barber and Bradley Wiskerchen on the Entrepreneur Connect webpage.


photo of cookie Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winter Welcome Back

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Jackson Commons, MBEB
  • Popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate and cider will be served by COBE faculty.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Resumé Workshop By Simplot

  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB Room 2302 (use the stairs in the Skaggs Hall of Learning lobby)

Check COBE Career Services website frequently for events and workshops.


Pepsico and Frito-Lay logosTuesday, January 22, 2019

Career Trek: PepsiCo, Frito-Lay

  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Broadway On The Rocks (upstairs at Albertsons, 1219 South Broadway Ave., Boise)

Working at PepsiCo, Frito-Lay is so much more than chips and soda! PepsiCo, Frito-Lay executives will talk about a day in their work-life and answer your questions about internships and jobs.

  • Presentation
  • Facility Tour
  • Meet executives and recruiters
  • Q&A
  • Network
  • Free food and beverages

Email cobecareers@boisestate.edu by Friday, January 18 to RSVP.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018Deal Forum logo

Deal Forum & Mentor Social

  • 3:00-6:00  p.m.
  • Hatch Conference Room, SUB

See more information on the Deal Forum event here. Students may use STUDENTVIP code for free admission.


Eric LiguoriFriday, November 30, 2018

COBE Scholarship Series Presents: Eric Liguori

“Setting Research Up for Success: Pro Tips to Encourage Citations and Garner Media Attention”

  • 1:30  p.m.
  • MBEB 4001

Eric Liguori is the Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rowan University.


jennie Myers and brad weigleTuesday, November 27, 2018

Marketing 402 National Advertising Competition Open Interview

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Jackson Commons, Micron Business and Economics Building

Why settle for an “A” when you could get a gold. Bring your resume and your A-game. See more information on the Department of Marketing website.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Micron logo

Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series

Connecting successful entrepreneurs with students and the community to share stories and advice in a casual, open setting.

Starting Micron: Joe Parkinson | Ward Parkinson- Micron Founders Share Their Story

  • 3:00-4:15  p.m.
  • Skaggs Hall of Learning Room 1301, Micron Business and Economics Building

See more information on the Parkinson brothers and photos of them and Micron on the Entrepreneur Connect webpage.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Mary Daly

Perspectives and Q&A

Mary Daly, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This will be one of Mary Daly’s first speaking engagements as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco!

  • 3:00-4:15  p.m.
  • Imagination Lab Room 2302, Micron Business and Economics Building

Free and open to the public.

Read Mary Daly’s bio here.


William J. Luther

Monday, November 12, 2018

Brandt Foundation Lecture Series

“Is Bitcoin a Bubble?” – William J. Luther

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Jordan Ballroom, Student Union

William J. Luther is an assistant professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, director of the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project, and an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.

Learn more about the Brandt Foundation here.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Women of the Workplace – Lunch + Learn

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom

Exclusive event for COBE students. Women and men are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register online see Career Service event page.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Marketing 402 National Advertising Competition Open Interview

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Jackson Commons, Micron Business and Economics Building

Why settle for an “A” when you could get a gold. Bring your resume and your A-game. See more information on the Department of Marketing website.


COBE Career Service - Career Expo

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Law School Fair

  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Simplot Ballroom, SUB

Meet face-to-face with more than 40 law school representatives from across the country. Ask questions and learn more about the schools that interest you. Suggested attire is business casual.