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Peter John Holt, Business Week 2018 speakerBusiness 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 2018

    Oct. 2-4, 2018

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

    Professional attire is required for all events.

    Tuesday, Oct. 2

    La Quinta Keynote Lecture
    Values Work
    Peter John Holt, CEO and General Manager, HOLT CAT
    9:45 to 11 a.m.

    Growth Mindset and the Five Principles of Design Thinking
    Diane Flynn, Co-Founder and CEO, ReBoot Accel
    12:35 to 1:50 p.m.

    Diane Flynn Design Thinking Workshop
    2 to 4:40 p.m.
    RSVP for workshop through RattlerCareers.

    Wednesday, Oct. 3

    The Dollars and Sense of Security in Mexico City
    Lynette Aguilar (B.B.A. ’03, M.B.A. ’05), Assistant Vice President for Call Center Operations, AT&T
    9:20 to 10:10 a.m.

    Thinking Critically About Blockchain Technologies
    Angela Walch, Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law
    10:20 to 11:10 a.m

    How to be a Career Nomad (And Have Fun Doing It!)
    Kate Fannin (B.B.A. ’95), Executive Director of Marketing, Estee Lauder Group of Companies
    12:20 to 1:35 p.m.

    The Future of Work — A Perspective
    James Garvin, Ph.D., CEO, President and Director, CytoBioscience, Inc.
    1:45 to 3 p.m.

    Corporate Innovation Impact in the Future of Work
    David Fonseca, Co-founder and Vice President of Global Business Development, VelocityTX
    3:10 to 4:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 4

    Capitalism and its Role in the Future of Work
    Thomas Horton, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus; and former Chairman and CEO, American Airlines
    9:45 to 11 a.m.

    Meet-the-Firms Career Fair
    2 to 4:40 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.

    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
    RSVP to Lisa Ann Garcia at lgarcia18@stmarytx.edu.

  • Business Week Sponsorship Opportunities

    2018 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 Aida Guillory by email or at 210-436-3712.

    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*
    • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

    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*
    • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

    Silver Sponsor – $2,000

    • 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 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*
    • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

    Table 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 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
    • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

    *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 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

    2018 Business Week Award Recipients

    Student Awards

    Outstanding Student in Accounting
    Magda M. Olivas Carmona

    Outstanding Student in Accounting and Data Analytics
    Alex Valdez

    Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Finance Focus)
    Hannah Rose Petersen

    Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Risk Management Focus)
    Emily Grey Snedeker

    Outstanding Student in International Business
    Eyerusalem A. Debebe

    Outstanding Student in Management
    Kaitlyn A. Bloch

    Outstanding Student in Marketing
    Kimberly Ann Rodriguez

    Outstanding Student in MBA for Professionals
    Reginald Bowie Ewesuedo, M.D.

    Outstanding Student in Greehey MBA for Values-Driven Leaders
    Quintin Andrew Pile

    Outstanding Student Service
    Jennifer Baltazar-Salinas

    Outstanding Future Leader
    Hanna Rose Petersen

    Faculty Awards

    Outstanding Teaching Award
    David Sommer, Ph.D.
    Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management

    1923 Commemorative Award for Outstanding Research
    Cody Cox, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

    Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service Award
    Stephanie Ward, Ph.D.
    Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing

    Lynda Ellis Awards

    The Lynda Ellis Achievement Award and Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Women
    Kaitlyn A. Bloch

    The Lynda Ellis Women in Business Excellence Award
    Jeanie Wyatt, CFA
    CEO and Chief Investment Office, South Texas Money Management, Ltd.



Photos of Business Week 2018

Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
2018 Business Week: Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner

Day One
2018 Business Week: Day One

Day Two
2018 Business Week: Day Two

Day Three
2018 Business Week: Day Three


2018 Business Week Sponsors

Title Sponsors
Chevron Corp.
La Quinta Inn and Suites

Leadership Sponsor
CPS Energy
Platinum Sponsor
South Texas Money Management, Ltd.

Gold Sponsors
HOLT CAT
NuStar Energy L.P.
USAA

Silver Sponsors
Frost Investment Advisors
RSM
Texas Capital Bank

Table Sponsors
AAA Auger Plumbing Services
Bjorn’s Audio Video
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Dryden Labs, LLC
iHeart Media
Valero PC Energy Foundation
VelocityTX
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