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Jan. 27: Lecture – Tom Beckwith, former VP Sales at Amazon.com

The Venture College presents: How Amazon.com Went from Book Retailer to the Go-To Place To Buy Anything

Come hear Tom Beckwith, former worldwide VP of services sales at Amazon.com, tell about his career and lessons learned. Find out how Amazon.com went from a book store to the place to find, discover and buy almost anything on the internet, during the darkest days of the .com meltdown.

Bring your lunch, your notebook and be prepared to be inspired!

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Venture College (301 S. Capitol Blvd., across from Trader Joe’s)

FREE event, but reservation is required as space is limited.

Register here.

A bit about Tom’s background:

Tom Beckwith brings over thirty years experience building, scaling and managing sales teams focused on delivering results and building durable customer relationships. He has held executive positions at a number of leading technology companies. As worldwide vice president of services sales at Amazon.com. His team recruited over 500,000 third party merchants who generated over three billion dollars in revenue for Amazon. At Exodus Communications his organization delivered over a third of the company’s billion dollars in revenue. Other companies include: Netscape Communications, Silicon Graphics, Digital Equipment and AT&T Information Systems.

Tom is a product of the Boise public school system and the University of Idaho. Tom and his wife Jody spend time at homes in Ketchum, Idaho, the Wood River Valley and Fidalgo Island, north of Seattle.

For additional information contact:

Whitney Hansen, Venture College, whitneyhansen@boisestate.edu.

Feb. 9: Careers You Can Bank On

Join us for a panel discussion on the numerous opportunities in banking and finance.

A bank teller is not the only profession in banking. Finance is the biggest sector in the US economy.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
in the Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Enjoy appetizers throughout the event and network with panelists after the discussion.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Feb. 14: Careers Are Brewing Workshop

Go for the Goal Workshop

Strategies for maintaining work-life-school balance.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Join us for free coffee as we discuss ways to find balance in all aspects of your life.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Feb. 15: Walk-in Resume Reviews

Give Your Resume a Make-over

Come create, edit and/or fine tune your resume.

8:00 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Drop by and get help from our experienced career advisors.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Feb. 15 – How to Get Hired, Presented by WOW

WOW: Women of the Workplace logoInsider Tips from Recruiting Professionals

Panel discussion event presented by Women of the Workplace student organization

4-6:00 p.m.
February 15, 2017
Micron Business and Economics Building
Executive Classroom Room 4100

  • Megan Blanchard, Recruiting for St. Alphonsus
  • Aimee Dinning, Recruiting Coordinator for Micron
  • Emily Kudo, HR for AECOM
  • Melissa Melendez, HR for St. Luke’s
  • JB Pierce, HR for Idaho State Insurance Fund

womenworkplace@boisestate.edu

 

Feb. 18 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Application Due

The third annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge (IEC) will take place at Boise State University on Friday, March 31, 2017. This competition offers $100,000 in seed money to teams of students from any college in Idaho.

Last year Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) affiliated teams took home over $33,000 in funding. COBE STUDENTS —  do it again or better!

Preliminary applications can be submitted online and are due midnight Saturday, February 18, 2017.

See details at College of Innovation and Design.

Register a team here.

Feb. 16: Walk-in Resume Reviews

Give Your Resume a Make-over

Come create, edit and/or fine tune your resume.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Drop by and get help from our experienced career advisors.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu