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Upcoming Events

illustration of business peopleTuesday-Wednesday, March 20-21

Companies in the Classroom

  • Panel discussions with employers from various industries

Companies on Campus Happy Hour  – Wednesday, March 21, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Commons

  • Non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers
  • Meet and mingle with professionals from the sponsor companies and learn about their businesses and careers
  • Dress is business casual

See Career Services for more information, MBEB Room 1120.

pinterest graphic showing many connections for your brandFriday, March 23

Pinterest Marketing

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Skaggs Hall, MBEB 1301
  • For student veterans
  • Learn how to brand yourself and build your marketing strategy around a targeted job search
  • Steve Fagerquist is the former VP human resources, Teradyne Corporation.

Please email to RSVP.

Megan SmithFriday, March 30

Fireside Chat with one of the most influential women in tech – Megan Smith

It isn’t every day that you get to talk to the former CTO of the Whitehouse. It isn’t every day that you get to spend an evening with a board member of MIT. It isn’t every day that you get to hear stories from someone who ran the secret lab at Google, GoogleX. Even crazier is the fact that this woman, Megan Smith, has held all three of those roles and has done so many other incredible things and she is coming to Idaho.

This event is free and open to the public. Innovation Collective suggest a $10 donation at the after party at Ventive, but if you are bootstrapping and can’t afford it, don’t worry!

Past Events

Lee OhanianMonday, March 19

Special Guest Speaker, Lee Ohanian

  • Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

“How Land-Use Regulations are Depressing U.S. Economic Growth”

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Executive Education Classroom 4100, Micron Business and Economics Building

Lee Ohanian is also the director of the Ettinger Family Program in macroeconomic research at UCLA, where he has taught since 1999. He is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and has been an economic advisor to state and national political campaigns. His research, which recently has been discussed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media sources, focuses on economic crises and has been published widely in a number of peer-reviewed journals. He is co-director of the research initiative Macroeconomics across Time and Space at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

student in audience asking a question Thursday, March 15

Ask Me Anything!

  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB
  • Refreshments will be provided
  • Panelists include:
    • Perry Hewitt – VP of Marketing, ITHAKA
    • Zachary Hamed – Product Manager, Goldman Sachs
    • Rose Wang – CEO and Co-founder, Chirps
    • Charles Jepson – Co-founder, PollyHelp US

Tuesday, March 13

Resumes, Interviews and Job Searches with Steve Fagerquist

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Skaggs Hall, MBEB 1301
  • For student veterans
  • Learn how to brand yourself and build your marketing strategy around a targeted job search
  • Steve Fagerquist is the former VP human resources, Teradyne Corporation

Please email to RSVP.

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Thursday, March 8

21st Century Entrepreneur – Topic Term Sheets

  • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302
  • Learn the terms, how to negotiate with investors and how to close the deal

Click here for more information and to register. COBE students are FREE — use code: BSUfree at checkout

CFO Exposed eventWednesday, March 7

CFO’s Exposed

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Stueckle Sky Center
  • Students receive the opportunity to interact with top leaders from various industries

Tuesday, March 6

Federal Regulation: Formal Rules and How Agencies Can Sidestep Them

The 4-Way Tug of War: Agencies vs. OMB vs. Congress vs. Private Sector

  • 6:00 PM
  • Lookout Room, SUB
  • A behind-the-scenes look from Washington insider Brian Lopin

Brian Lopin is a principal in the government relations firm Lungren Lopina LLC. He has been involved in federal regulation from inside and outside of government many times over his 35-year career. The National Journal has called him “one of the best-connected lobbyists around.” He has appeared on C-SPAN, CNBC and other networks.

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Wednesday, Feb. 28

Careers You Can Bank On

  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Skaggs Hall, MBEB 1301
  • Learn more about career opportunities within the banking industry

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Wednesday, Feb. 28

Boise State Career Fair

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Jordan Ballroom, SUB
  • Meet employers face-to-face and seek possible internship and career opportunities. All majors are welcome.

(208) 426-3862 |

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Tuesday, Feb. 27

Keiretsu Forum

  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Executive Education Classroom, MBEB 4100

webcast written in the cloudsFriday, Feb. 23

CARMA Webcast

  • 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302
  • This doubleheader webcast presents Verifying Empirical Research Findings by Dr. Donald Bergh, and Coding for Diversity by Karen Locke, Ph.D.

Click here for more information about CARMA webcasts.

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Thursday, Feb. 1

Ask Me Anything – Presented by COBE Career Services and V-Squared Creative

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302
  • Ask a panel of business leaders about their careers and for advice on your own career.

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Friday, Jan. 26

CARMA Webcast

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Lisa Lambert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of RCB Ph.D. Program, Georgia State University

Storytelling through Statics – 10 a.m

Daniel Beal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, Virginia Tech

Experience Sampling Methods – 11 a.m

The College of Business and Economics at Boise State University is an institutional member of the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).

See CARMA webcasts and learn about the presenters

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Thursday, Jan. 25

Winter Warm-up Welcome

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Jackson Commons, MBEB
  • COBE deans will greet you and faculty will serve fresh popped popcorn, warm cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider.

Also, show your support by signing the COBE student-authored culture document.

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Wednesday, Jan. 24

B Corp Badge Program Info Session

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302
  • Attend this info session to learn how you can have a hands-on, practical experience helping businesses certify as B Corporations. A good way to learn and promote social and environmental responsibility at the same time. Presented by the Responsible Business Initiative.

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Tuesday, Jan. 23

Investor Pitch Rehearsals

  • 11a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Executive Education Classroom, MBEB 4100
  • Interested in how entrepreneurs attract investors? Come see the real world of Shark Tank as five entrepreneurs practice their pitches. And, VentureCapital.Org is looking for interns. This is a good event to attend to see if you have what it takes to intern with No registration required, limited seating.