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Business Week

Craig Boyan at Business Week 2017.Business Week is an excellent forum for students to get connected with the real world and learn from top business and civic leaders. The three-day event includes a job fair (Meet-the-Firms), the La Quinta Keynote Lecture, and lectures and workshops on current topics from top business leaders.

The week concludes with a beautiful awards dinner and reception to celebrate student and faculty achievements. It is also a platform for companies to network with other business leaders, renew old connections and create new ones. This event is a longstanding tradition in the Greehey School of Business. It began in 1975 to connect the classroom to the business world under the guidance of Brother Paul Goelz, S.M., a beloved member of the Society of Mary and the San Antonio business community. Brother Goelz’s vision was to bring real-world leaders to our classrooms to share, not just their expertise, but also their passion for business and community. While the Greehey School of Business continues to innovate and grow, it has always been committed to the program’s original mission of providing relevant and responsive education that focuses on developing business professionals who are skilled, ethical and globally aware, and who are prepared for careers of meaning and purpose.


  • Business Week Schedule of Events

    Business Week 2017

    Oct. 3-5, 2017

    All events will be held in the Alkek Business Building, Atrium, unless otherwise stated.

    Professional attire is required for all events.

    Tuesday, Oct. 3

    Craig BoyanLa Quinta Keynote Lecture
    Macroeconomics and Its Effect on Retail
    Craig Boyan, President and Chief Operating Officer, H-E-B
    9:30 to 11 a.m.

     

    Cara BiasucciPredictably Irrational: Ethics in the 21st Century
    Cara Biasucci, Project Director of Business, Government and Society at the University of Texas at Austin
    12:35 to 1:45 p.m.

     

    Inigo ArzacInternational Networking: How To Do It Effectively
    Iñigo Arzac, Chairman of the Board, World Affairs Council of San Antonio and Managing Partner, AXON Consultants, SABEResPODER
    2 to 3:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 4

    From Dressing for the Job You Want to Understanding Corporate Culture: Tools for Success in a Globally Connected World
    Moderator: Kelsey Myers (B.B.A. ‘14)
    Panelists: Danko Barisic (B.A. ’08, M.B.A. ’11), Stephanie M. Norton (B.B.A. ’10, M.B.A. ’12), and Desmond Savage (M.B.A. ‘13).
    Noon to 2 p.m.

    Meet-the-Firms Career Fair
    2 to 5 p.m.
    University Center, Conference Room A

    Are you ready for a job or internship? Meet more than 35 local, regional and national employers who are looking to hire.

    MBA Alumni Reception
    6 to 8 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 5

    Lanham NapierTechnology’s Role in Global Economy: Why the U.S. Needs to Keep Up with the Rest of the World
    Lanham Napier, Co-founder, BuildGroup and former CEO, Rackspace Hosting
    9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

     

    Corporate Entrepreneurship and Venturing in Large Global Firms
    Deryck J. van Rensburg, Dean, Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and former President, Coca-Cola Global Ventures
    11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

     

    Brexit, China, and the Future of Business in an Enlightened World
    The Right Honourable Henry McLeish, St. Mary’s University School of Law Visiting Professor of European Studies, and former First Minister of Scotland
    12:35 to 1:45 p.m.

     

    Jenna Saucedo-HerreraDiscovering Your Limitless Opportunity in San Antonio
    Jenna Saucedo-Herrera (B.B.A. ’09), President and CEO, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
    2 to 3:15 p.m.

     

    Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
    6 p.m., Check-in and Reception
    7 p.m., Dinner and Awards

    Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
    9821 Colonnade Blvd.
    San Antonio, Texas 78230

  • Business Week Sponsorship Opportunities

    2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

    The outstanding programming that is provided each year during Business Week is possible thanks to the support of our sponsors. For more information or to sign up as a sponsor, contact Lisa Garcia by email or at 210-436-3707.

    Platinum Sponsor – $3,500

    • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for eight guests and two students
    • An invitation to attend a Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series event
    • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
    • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Platinum sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
    • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
    • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*

    Gold Sponsor – $2,500

    • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for six guests and four students
    • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
    • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Gold sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
    • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
    • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*

    Silver Sponsor – $1,500

    • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for four guests and six students
    • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
    • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Silver sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
    • A listing of your company name and logo on all business school television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
    • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*

    Table Sponsor – $1,000

    • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for four guests and six students
    • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
    • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Table sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
    • A listing of your company name and logo on all business school television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs

    *Space is limited for the Meet-the-Firms recruiting program. Participation will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Become A Sponsor

     

  • Business Week Sponsors

    2017 Business Week Sponsors

    Title Sponsors
    Chevron Corp.
    La Quinta Inn and Suites
    Leadership Sponsor
    CPS Energy
    Gold Sponsors
    HOLT CAT
    NuStar Energy L.P.
    Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc.
    Silver Sponsors
    AAA Auger Plumbing Services
    Frost Investment Advisors
    RSM
    Texas Capital Bank
    USAA
    Valero Energy Foundation
    Table Sponsors
    Aventine Hill
    Bjorn’s Audio Video
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    Dryden Labs, LLC
    iHeartMedia, Inc.

  • Business Week Meet-the-Firms Participants

    Acelity

    ATKG, LLP

    Bexar Appraisal District

    Chase

    CPS Energy

    Cuellar & Associates, L.L.C.

    Enterprise Holdings

    Ernst & Young

    Fastenal

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Frost Bank

    GM Financial

    Kahlig Auto Group

    Medtronic Diabetes

    NuStar Energy L.P.

    RSM US LLP

    San Antonio Police Department

    Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.

    Texas Capital Bank

    U.S. Air Force Audit Agency

    U.S. Army Audit Agency

    USAA

    Valero Energy Corporation

    West Corporation

  • Business Week Award Recipients

    2017 Business Week Award Recipients

    Student Awards

    Outstanding Student in Accounting
    Cassandra Cantu

    Outstanding Student in Accounting and Data Analytics
    Zacharie Johnson

    Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurial Studies
    Phillip Gonzales

    Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Risk Management Focus)
    Andres Valle

    Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Finance Focus)
    Jose Reyes

    Outstanding Student in Marketing
    Kaylin Kruseman

    Outstanding Student in International Business
    Ivis Palacios

    Outstanding Student in Management
    Curtis Campbell

    Outstanding Student in Master of Business Administration
    Kimberly Sama

    Outstanding Student Service
    Magda M. Olivas Carmona
    Mariangela Zavala

    Outstanding Future Leader
    Kelly Contreras

    Outstanding Research
    Ashley Hass

    Faculty Awards

    Outstanding Teaching Award – Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
    Margaret R. Langford, Ph.D.
    Professor of Management

    Outstanding Faculty Award – Professional Faculty
    Guillermo Martinez, J.D.
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

    1923 Commemorative Award for Outstanding Research
    Ajaya K. Swain, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management

    Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service Award
    Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies



Photos of Business Week 2017

Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
2017 Business Week: Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner

Day One
2017 Business Week: Day One

Day Two
2017 Business Week: Day Two

Day Three
2017 Business Week: Day Three

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