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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall 2014 New Business Student Orientation Recap

This year’s new Huntsman student orientation began with Associate Dean, Dave Patel, giving his five words for success: initiative, excellence, integrity, investment and ownership. He asked the students to always be able to answer the question, “What do you want?”

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Ruth Harrison, then began with her analogy of someone being asked to build a house, unbeknownst to them that one day they would live in it. She compared this to the students’ education. She directed students to the new Huntsman School Road Map to Graduation. Many students noticed that this new outline looked less like a checklist and more of a tool box of suggestions for success.

This year’s business senator, Scott Laneri, concluded by telling the students to do at least three things this year. He challenged them to first go on a Career Exploration Trip. He explained that whether the students choose a local or national trip, this experience would help them find the passion they are looking for in business. He then challenged to meet a professor. And finally, he challenged them to join a club. With so many clubs and organizations offered by the Huntsman School, getting involved will only propel one’s career forward.

Best of luck new Huntsman Students. We know you’ll make us proud.

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