Business Leaders Association
The Business Leader's Association is a groundbreaking new addition to the Marshall School of Business, founded in the fall semester of 2011. It is one of the only organizations at Marshall aimed exclusively at freshman, providing insights on professional development, internal and external relations, community service and finances for students in their first year.
The 2011 - 2012 BLA Officers are as follows:
|Co-Presidents:||Jackie Chen and Seong Ju Kim|
|Director of Professional Development:||Mathian Vali|
|Treasurers:||Quentin Hsu and Nick Altuzarra|
|Director of External Relations:||Dana Yang|
|Director of Finance/Funding:||Christopher Thompson|
|Director of Internal Relations:||Linda Zheng|
|Director of Community Service:||James Kim|
|Historian and Webmaster:||Kyle Grabowski|
The Beginning of it all:
Founding a new organization begins by deciding on its mission and reasons for existing. Those of us who were interested in founding the organization wanted something specifically for freshman, by freshman, as the big campus and extreme competitiveness of USC had us overwhelmed. The BLA was set up as an organization with the aim of helping freshman make the difficult transition from highschool students to business professionals by putting on a variety of professional development workshops, monthly dinners, and community service events. For more information on our operations, visit our official constitution here.
The BLA has hosted a variety of professional development workshops at our meeting space of Pardee Tower. These events have included topics such as internships, resumes, business professional attire and other cool things. Ok fellow officers, now is the time to help me fill out this text block with information that you think might be relevant! I really am not sure what all to put here.
Another cool serviceput on by the BLA is our monthly dinners. These events give students a chance to dress up and listen to informativepresentations from business professionals from a variety of fields as well as departments within our own Marshall School of Business! These dinners are a great opportunity for freshman to learn valuable networking skills, and to enjoy better food than their local dining hall. Past speaker have included ..... ok Mathian please tell me the positions of all the people we have had in the past! I am also trying to fill this whole section with text to go along with the pictures so please give me some feedback!