The Importance of Student Organizations

Over the past couple of years, I have formed a pretty strong opinion about the importance of student organizations. As a recent graduate from the College of Business and Economics at Towson University, my participation in various student organizations helped pave my current career path. Quite frankly, I never would have thought that I would have endedContinue reading “The Importance of Student Organizations”

2010 Komen Race for the Cure: I AM THE CURE®

After supporting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cause since 2008, I was able to attend the annual event this past Sunday in Hunt Valley, MD. Experiencing the race was breathtaking. Seeing over 29,000 individuals join together early on a Sunday morning in support of breast cancer awareness was moving. I attended with TowsonContinue reading “2010 Komen Race for the Cure: I AM THE CURE®”

The ME in Social MEdia. So What?

In the last few years everyone seems to be talking about social media. The buzz is in the hallways throughout college campuses. It has become a topic of discussion at board meetings and is highlighted in the news on a regular basis. A question which has been asked (and is still being asked) speaks toContinue reading “The ME in Social MEdia. So What?”

The Associate: Week Seven

“All good things must come to an end” — at first this is how I felt after I heard Alan Wilson, CEO and President of McCormick and Company tell Allison Murray “you’re hired.” Making it through six cases, four interviews, and a handful of all-nighters throughout The Associate competition I felt defeated to find out thatContinue reading “The Associate: Week Seven”

The Associate: Week Six

This week differed from previous boardroom sessions of as two of the candidates, Justina Whyte and Nicholas Price did not move on in The Associate competition. Advancing to the next round, Allison Murray and myself were presented with the final case from McCormick and Company. It was quite fitting that the final case was onContinue reading “The Associate: Week Six”

The Associate: Week Five

After the judges determined that Mark Preston would be eliminated from Team R.O.S.E. following the presentation to R2integrated, the four candidates remaining had a short period of time before they reached the next stage of The Associate competition. While the entire competition has been an extremely time intensive process, it felt more so as interviewsContinue reading “The Associate: Week Five”

The Associate: Week Four

Three cases down and Team R.O.S.E. recently came off a two case win streak. R2integrated, a web marketing and technology firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD presented the fourth case for The Associate competition. R2integrated offers services and solutions that are used in the creation and management of web sites, campaign infrastructures, digital tools, and richContinue reading “The Associate: Week Four”

The Associate: Week Three

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC presented the third case and the six remaining candidates on The Associate competition would experience long nights and dedicate time for yet another week. The objective for the MacKenzie Healthcare Challenge was: To help medical practices and healthcare firms capture a competitive advantage through site selection and lease negotiation. TheContinue reading “The Associate: Week Three”

The Associate: Week Two

Two cases down, three more to go, as well as an interview. This is the path that follows until the end of the competition for the remaining six candidates participating on The Associate. This past week both teams were presented with a case from Target Corporation. The objective for the case was: How can TargetContinue reading “The Associate: Week Two”

The Associate: Week One

There’s a saying “all good things must come to an end.” It seems like this phrase was the case for Team R.O.S.E. after a week of The Associate competition taking place. Team R.O.S.E. (Revealing Opportunities with Strategic Excellence) was comprised of Demontray Hawkins, myself, Mark Preston, and Justina Whyte. We all worked together from lastContinue reading “The Associate: Week One”