We are excited to have you. We have quite a few guests here today to talk with you about the former school of business. We have Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Tim Greenlee, Professor David Diamond, and then one of our wonderful students, he leads artists. In this presentation, you'll hear a little bit from our faculty from our students about some of the great opportunities that are in the former school of business for you. First, let me introduce myself. So my name is Allison Bercow debellis. And I am an academic advisor in the former School of Business. Academic Advisors work with students to help plan out their academic path, like it majors, minors, study abroad and everything in between. But I really enjoy being able to do these types of events in order to expose you to the former school business, and hopefully hear all of the great opportunities that we have to offer. So without further ado, I would like to introduce the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Tim Green for him to talk with you about the former school.
Thank you, Allison. And thanks, everyone for joining us on this beautiful Friday afternoon or recent beautiful in southwest Ohio. As Allison said, I'm Tim Greenlee, I'm Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing. I've been here at Miami for 23 years, and I am a native of North Carolina.
A little bit about me, I'm a grassroots volunteer here in the Dayton community with the Humane Society. And I serve on the board of the Ronald Donald house. And a couple of my favorite quotes, which I hope will become relative later in this presentation are comments you are and keep hope alive. So today I'm going to talk to you about three items. First, I'll talk a little bit about our focus on undergraduate teaching. I'll talk a little bit about our FSB community. And then our goal to have our graduates beyond ready when they do actually graduate. So first, let me start with undergraduate teaching. And first I want to do just a little bit of audience participation with you. So if you can select one of these two letters, and one of these four numbers, right, so choose either an M or Q, just make a mental note. And then one of these four numbers, a one, a two, a three, or four. And I'll come back to that a little bit later. Next, I want to talk a little bit about about our commitment to undergraduate teaching. And really emphasize it's what we do. It's our specialty. It's our focus, with no PhD programs and just select grad programs in the business school, the vast majority of our resources are spent on you, the most important person right now the undergraduate, and I often walk the halls and hear conversations between faculty and staff and students. And it reminds me of National Public Radio, and their driveway moments when you just can't get out of the car because the story is so good. I find that's true. A lot of times in our hallways, you know, a student only spends about 10% of their college life actually in the classroom and the other 90% is spent outside the classroom. And we find in the Farmer School, a lot of that time is spent with our students and faculty and staff engaging in conversation and, and going deeper in classroom topics and just conversations about life in general. One more fact, I'd like to share with you about our commitment to undergraduate teaching is this fall semester 100% of our school business classes are taught by full time faculty. We're not using any part time faculty, and we rarely have ever used graduate assistants in the business school. It's our job, it's our full time job to serve you, and to share with you our insights on the business world and to get you beyond ready. Next I'd like to talk a little bit about our curriculum. We are a skills focused curriculum, where we have emphasized communication, agility, emerging technologies, ethics and diversity, equity, inclusion, creativity, and we ensure that every student has an experience or client based applied learning course as well. All of our students, regardless of their major take 14 hours and computational thinking, information technology and business analytics. And they also take seven hours of business communication, creativity and innovation. So that's 21 hours that all of our students take as a common foundation. Our curriculum continues to evolve. Just a few years ago, we did not have a blockchain course, an artificial intelligence or machine learning course. And now we do and we have faculty who specialize in those areas. And our finance department just recently started the commercial real estate program as well. In addition to those curricular offerings, we spend quite a bit of emphasis on co curricular opportunities. For example, we have 30 student organizations that students can choose from just within the business school. And we've also hosted this fall of town halls that we believe are timely, and they focused on race, the LGBTQ population, and upcoming soon a parents town hall to talk transition between fall and spring as we are in sort of his COVID period. In addition to those we have a tremendous program of domestic study. way and international study abroad programs. And we hope those begin again very soon, usually about 60% of our students study abroad. And just for me personally, I've led 18 study abroad programs taking almost 1000 of our students overseas. And my most recent trip was to South Africa, I'd love to talk to you more about that sometime. I want to go back to that human QA example that we did just a few minutes ago, if I know I can't have a show of hands in this virtual environment. But if I could, I would, I know from theory that about 80% of you will have chosen an M. And I know about 80% of you will have chosen a two or a three. And there are many rational reasons why this may be true. But what I got you to do by choosing a letter and a number was I made you an active learner, as opposed to just telling you that 80% of the people choose the two or three and 80% choosing him you were engaged in in generating that data. And then if we were in person, you would actually look around the room and see that there's probably no one who chose a Q and A one, it is the most least chosen of the combination of those two letters, and four numbers. And we could talk about why and I'll come back to that in just a few minutes. Um, I think it's also important curriculum wise to talk about some of the pivots that we did during the pandemic, in marketing, our business to business to business trade show, and our sales challenge were held virtually, as well was in entrepreneurship, our venture pitch competition, and our startup weekend. So we move many of our events that traditionally happened in person to the virtual environment, and we actually saw more people engaged for example, the venture pitch competition in entrepreneurship was able to bring in 150 judges from over 20 states to participate when in a non pandemic period that might have not been the same situation. Next, I want to move to talk just a bit a bit about the FSP community that you will be joining, should you come here next fall, we have over 220 faculty and staff and over 4400 students who you would join that family and think of those as your new family, your new support network. In addition, we also have approximately 55,000 living alumni of the FSB. And these are your connections to the to the business world for those in terms of internships, and job placements. We're also very proud of the six FSB alumni who are either currently serving or recently retired as fortune 500 CEOs and these include corporations such as Duke Energy Corp, and cintas. We're very proud of the Miami graduates in the past 10 years who have launched or served on the founding team of seven unicorns, including Credit Karma, Uber, Twitter and Instagram. Annually over 200 companies hire our graduates. Some of the top employers have been eBay, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Kimberly Clark, and Amazon. And occasionally, including this year, a few of the lucky students in the consulting area received those jobs also from Bain and McKenzie. When you do get a chance to visit the school in person, or if you even see it virtually, I hope you'll take a look at our what I call the living room of the FSP. It's our main lobby, you will find hundreds of students hanging out there in a normal year and we look forward to them being back really, really soon. It is the heart of the building. It's we are many of those hallway opportunities happen. In addition, we have breakout space and quiet spaces throughout the building. We have a financial trading room. And very important we have a food court in our building as well to keep people nervous throughout the day. Some of the pandemic pandemic pivots that we had during the last few months with respect to careers. We had our virtual career fair that was attended by 178 firms this fall, and our executive Speaker Series moved virtually and allowed speakers from both Amsterdam and Singapore to participate with us. So those are some of the positive things that have happened during the pandemic. The last area I want to touch on is just how we prepare graduates to be beyond ready. I want to talk about two things, but I'm actually going to save the first one. And let the next speaker David Iman talk about the first year integrated core, which was launched in 2016. He'll talk a little bit more about that program. I'll talk a little bit about our cultural intelligence or CQ program that we launched this year, some might think it was a bit crazy of an idea to launch a new program during a pandemic. But we thought it was exactly the right time to do that to stick to some of our plans that made things seem more natural to us. And cultural intelligence or CQ is your ability to function in varied cultural contexts. It's quite distinct from personality and EQ. very distinct from personality and the fact that while your personality is stable, your CQ is quite malleable. And as educators we like that fat because we know we can measure you, and then we can do programming to help move the needle. And when we measure people on CQ we measure your drive your knowledge, your strategy in your action To become more involved in perform better in varied cultural contexts. As I mentioned, this fall, we launched the CQ program in our first year core. And every first year student was assessed for that each student has developed an action plan for how they would increase their CQ throughout their four years. And we will provide structured programming to do that, and then we can reassess you at your senior year. As a matter of fact, I just learned today that our first year students not only took their baseline assessment, and they took their end of semester, which is not quite the end of the semester yet, but they went ahead and did that this week. And through the CQ programming, they saw a 15% increase in their cultural competency just in the few months that they've been focused on this. So as educators, we're really excited about that. And I think employers will be extremely pleased to see how prepared our students are to perform in very cultural contexts. Speaking of those employers, I did want to just spend a second talking about job placement. Over the past two years. Approximately 95% of our students expressed that they had an internship and about 90% expressed that they had they were employed at the time of graduation. This year's group also noted a average salary of $66,000, with a signing bonus of $5,000. conclude with just a few comments about how the business school does provide that framework for you to become beyond ready. I assume I'm talking to mostly high school students and their parents right now mostly high school seniors, and what I call our upcoming our rising first year students for next year. And I'd like you to consider Miami in the business school. And the first quote that I shared with you at the beginning of this presentation, which was Come as you are, I'd like for you to seriously consider Miami in the business school, Come as you are, and then be willing to grow and develop, develop your agility emerging technologies, develop your cultural intelligence, your CQ. Develop your creativity skills, and participate in a client based project all in your first year. You'll do that all in the first nine months at the business school. And as you travel around and consider other schools, ask yourself what will you be doing in the first year at those schools, I know you'll be doing all those things at the farmers school. Then throughout your four years seek opportunities. maybe find somebody who's a queue and an M i sorry, a Q and A one relating back to what we've talked about earlier, that starts getting you to expand your comfort zone and finding people who perhaps think differently than you. Lastly, I would ask you to seek confirmation in everything you do. As I mentioned, I'm a volunteer in Humane Society. And more. One morning I went in and we had a small kitten there named hope, who we were able to save her life but we couldn't save her I. So she's the one eyed kitten. And as I mentioned, her name was hope and her cage had some random numbers on it nine and 19 I know those don't mean anything to you. And I heard the vet come down the hall and she said are we keeping hope alive. And I knew we were because she's we're no kill shelter. But then it dawned on me keep hope alive. That's my second favorite quote. And then I realized it was confirming that hope should come home and live with me because there was my favorite quote, the nine and 19. That's my birthday. So I felt like I was doing the right thing by making hope one of my seven cats and yes, I do have seven cats. So I want to thank you guys for attending today and allowing me to share with you a little bit about Miami and the Farmer School. And remember, if you remember anything that I've said today, these times are challenging and keep hope alive. So I'm going to turn it back over to Allison. And thank you very much.
Thank you so much, Dr. Greenlee. It's great to hear from you. And then always great to see hope she is so cute. So thank you so much. Now I would like to welcome Professor David Iman on to talk about the first year integrated core, and what that particular experience looks like for students.
Thank you, Alison. And thank you, Jim, for keeping hope alive. I'm David Iman, I teach in the first year integrated core and I mainly My specialty is creativity and innovation. I come to Miami University after 25 years of business. So I am from the world of business, which a lot of our faculty are. So what I'm going to tell you about today is called the first year integrated core, it is one of the things that differentiates FSP and the former school of business from other colleges, while like why why choose one university over the other. This is one of the reasons it's because we have provided an opportunity for students to do something different in the way that they learn how to creatively solve complex business problems. So why would we do that? Well, what we did was we looked at what industry is asking for and the needs of the future economy in which you're graduating into a very different economy that's ever existed in the world. So building all of those critical skills and learning how to apply those skills is what this four course harmony is all about. So you get to continue those skills over the four years. of your tenure at farmer's School of Business. But it all starts in getting ready to get beyond ready. The first chapter graded core is his teaching key works workplace skills. This is what like, what you'll get out of it is the skills to work in business with a real client challenge that allows you to talk to a real client using real data and real business problem. All of that adds up to you owning something as opposed to you doing what you're told in school like, problems with one one problem and one right answer. That's not real in business. So what we've done is we've made it real, we brought some amazing faculty together, this cast of characters is stellar, and also giving you an opportunity to meet your lifelong friends, that the build up and the diversity and the groups of people that we put together creates friendships that build a way to not let each other fail. So the friends that you get out of this program is is just that alone is worth worth going through this rather rigorous program, you start to get ready to get beyond ready. And that's what this is all about is getting people ready for the professional worlds. There are some other opportunities inside of the first generated core like a digital badging, credential, and opportunities to be an undergraduate assistant, a teaching assistant or even beyond a board. All of those things add up to what goes on your resume. When you're ready to get those dream internships and those dream jobs. We're giving you everything it takes to get ready. First Turner reading core work well, first body of work is learning the learning some foundational components and building a foundation on which you can build your applications. The application comes through this client challenge that every single student takes part in. And then you'll make presentations, professional level presentations to corporate executives, in some of the biggest companies that we are partnering with, for example, Kroger, fifth, third Cleveland Clinic and another big bank that we're working with right now that I can't really talk about. But at the end of that you get the opportunity that very few people get, especially as freshmen and sophomores in a business school. And that is the opportunity to stand before a C suite executive at a major corporation, and make yourself look like a rockstar. That's what this course builds up to. So how's it work, there's four courses. And the four courses in the center of this have some skills that the workplace demands around it. So global thinking diversity and technology are at the forefront of everything we're doing in the corporate world right now. And in entrepreneurship world. All of those are supported by thinking skills like critical thinking, collaborating with other people, creative thinking, ethical thinking, communication with other people, and computational thinking. Those thinking skills allow you to solve these complex business problems. And you get them by putting four courses together and meshing them into some pretty amazing projects.
So let me tell you a little bit about the four courses. The first one v us one on one is called foundations of business, because it's exactly that it is the WHO THE why the what the where and the how business gets done. You'll learn critical thinking, collaboration, accountability, there's a pretty heavy component of diversity, equity inclusion built into that, ethics, social responsibility, and foundations of how business work, all of that giving you the foundation that you'll need. how that gets done is through some business simulations like market games, which is a fun way to explore how business works. We do with every student, we do something called the Herman brain dominance instrument, which gives each student the ability to meet themselves and understand how their brain thinks and really stretch beyond their normal way of thinking. This is a lot like going to the gym for your brain, where you'll be using brain muscles that you didn't think you even had. And when you come out the other end, you'll be able to use them. Well just like going to the gym. We use AI powered online discussion platforms. And we do business case studies, all of that giving you the foundation of what businesses be us one or two foundations of communication is everything speaking and written that you will need to communicate with other people. Specifically, how do we how do we communicate with people in business as opposed to talking to our friends? speaking skills introductions, not just simple introductions, but who are you for the world? And what can we count on you for everything from emails, cover letters, you will graduate from this program with a professional resume ready to go for that big internship that you're looking forward to? We do some work with rhetoric, and we do some work with other kinds of communication. All of that is developing relationships, professional credentials and doing some research. 103 This is my, my, my baby here. One of the three is what creativity what leaders asked for. The number one desire skill for 10 years in a row. When you ask the corporate executives what they're looking for in a new leadership hires, you'll learn problem solving, but not just problem solving, creatively solving complex business problems. You'll learn to think for yourself, figure things out on your own and make things happen without other people telling you to, you'll be doing what you can instead of doing what you're supposed to, that is getting counted. comfortable with the uncomfortable world of ambiguity, which is the new economy that you're working in, you'll be planning for uncertainty. And how we do that is help students understand that they're not in college for a short term grade, they're in college to learn to be the stars. This will help you understand how to assess yourself like how am I doing instead of somebody else, giving you the grade that you're that you're judging yourself by. You'll learn tolerance for ambiguity, and brainstorming ideation, of course, comfort around failure and mistakes and tolerating risk. One for computational thinking for business this is the fourth class that you'll be taking in the first year integrated core is yes, you will be learning a little bit of SQL and Python, you will be running queries to learn how data can give you big insights and how data supports problem solving. It's a way of thinking not just a way of doing computer like programming, we don't necessarily teach programming in detail, we teach you to understand how programming works. So that you can be the leaders of how programming helps people get jobs done. You'll be working logically purpose, purposely looking at problems from different scales, embracing all of the things from the other courses, like risk, ambiguity, communications, all of these things will be built into the computational thinking course. So that it again meshes, your thinking skills. In at the end, the Final Four weeks of the first year integrated core, that's my favorite time of the semester, every single semester, you will be doing a project with one of the biggest companies that we partner with. It is real clients real data, real world business problems. And this is a chance for you to not just do what you're told, but to own a project from start to finish and be responsible for the outcome. That's beyond ready. And that's how we get people ready to be beyond ready. I thank you for this opportunity. This is the dream job for me. I appreciate the opportunity to do what I do. And I will give it back to Allison.
Great, thank you so much, Professor I'm in. There is his information out there if you have any questions, as well as some of the other members of the fyc team. So I appreciate you being here today to talk with us about the court. Thank you. Wonderful. The next one of my guest speakers today. Her name is Hayley dardis. Haley is a junior here at the former school and it's doing some really amazing things. Haley, would you mind introducing yourself and telling us a little bit about yourself? Of course, Allison, thank
you for the introduction. And I must say if I'm doing amazing things, definitely because of you and the other amazing faculty here in the Farmer School Business, I feel so well supported to you know, try all these new ventures. So thank you for that. But as she said, my name is Hayley, and I'm a junior human capital management and leadership major with a Spanish minor. And I actually just picked up a certificate in business in the global market. So I'm really excited about that. As you can see on the slide, I'm the Vice President of professional development for Miami University women in business. I'm a fellow at the Center for Business Leadership, a member of a social sorority, and then around campus, I'm a tour guide. And I had the chance to be an undergraduate associate for Allison's business, one of six class, which is an introduction business course, these past two years. And then in addition, I had the chance to be a human resources intern this past summer at a company called influx based in Hamilton, Ohio.
Okay, thank you, Haley. I have some questions for you early. But I did want to open it up to our attendees and our participants for today. So if you have any questions for Haley, you want to hear about her experience, or any questions that we could help you with, in relation to the Farmer School Business, please go ahead and ask those. You can put them in the chat feature or in the question and answer feature here in zoom on so you can let us know anything there. So Haley for your major, can you talk with us a little bit about why you were interested in your major and some of the things that you love most about it?
Yeah, um, so I feel like I'm a little unique in the sense that I was immediately attracted to my major, and I've stuck with it ever since. But I have so many friends that they come into the pharmacy school business, and they end up changing their mind. So just so everyone knows, it's totally okay. You don't know what you you don't have to know what you want to do right away. But personally, for me, I knew that my major human capital management leadership, and Miami as a whole was the right decision for me, I applied early decision didn't want to go anywhere else. I loved it so much. But I was immediately attracted to this nature, just because it was very broad. And it kind of given me the flexibility to explore potential careers, including my preferred career of human resources. So that's why I was drawn to my major but no one has, you don't have to have it all figured out right away.
Most definitely. I would 100% echo that. I feel like at least in my experience as an advisor. A lot of students either change their major or they keep adding things on. And I think that seems like what you were able to do with with Spanish in business in the global markets. So maybe you could share with our students about what it's like to have a minor and another piece of your curriculum.
Yeah, um, so my minor is obviously not in the Farmer School Business, but I really love it because it's given me a chance to, you know, have like a wide variety of classes and expose me to a bunch of different areas. So my Spanish minor pairs really well with my business major. But you can definitely explore other programs within the Farmer School of Business as wel.
Most definitely. And then he would you mean talking with us about your, your student organization experience and some of the things that you do on campus outside of the classroom, I feel like you have a lot of things going on. So if you could kind of share with us some of the things that you do in those organizations and which ones you're a part of.
Yeah, um, so we've already had the chance to learn a little more about, you know, the core curriculum that FSB students go through. And I think that the classes are amazing, but it's also cool, that FSB has so many different organizations, you can join as well, to add on to your experiences here at Miami. So I am the Vice President of professional development for women in business. And my role in that organization is to plan all of our meetings, whether that's reaching out to guest speakers, putting on professional development workshops, you know, a variety of things, connecting with recruiters and making a career fair for organization. So a lot of stuff going on there. And basically, I'm just trying to help everyone grow in the organization and learn more about their future role in the professional realm. And then I'm also a student fellow for the Center for Business Leadership, which I just joined last semester, but I'm already loving it so much. And I'm on the mentorship initiative, which pairs younger students with older students to you know, have a peer mentor to talk to and learn from. And then I also am on the FSB, leading teams initiative, which we work with students in the first year integrated core on the client project to help them operate on veteran teams, and this semester, and virtual teams.
Great. And I know, like we said, you're involved in quite a few things. And now obviously, you're a junior, but what does that look like as a first year student? What opportunities are available for first year students to participate in organizations?
Yeah, you can definitely get involved right when you get on campus. Every year, we have mega fair, which is my university wide for all the student organizations. And we also have meet the be orgs night business organizations night, so you can get involved right away. And it's cool, because they advertise for all these organizations, and you can, you know, apply and everything. But it's funny how professors in Miami faculty members also connect you to these opportunities. I actually, I didn't really know much about the Center for Business Leadership. And the way I found out about it was a professor in the foreign School Business posted on LinkedIn about her new book that was coming out and some studies that she's been doing and her TED talk that she recently gave. And so I remember commenting on the post connecting with this professor that I didn't even have for a class. And then she introduced me to the organization. So it's kind of just an example of like, not only can you get involved right away by going to, like meet the Bjork site, but also your professors and your peers, you can actually do organizations as well. So definitely lots of opportunities to get involved.
That's, that's really neat. And I, again, would echo that there's definitely a lot of support here, and just the relationships that you're able to build, and we can help you move forward with those. I also want to ask you about your internship for the summer. So before we get into your internship in the things that you did there, what are some ways in the Farmer School business that you found, were good to prepare you for that internship? Whether that be like applying or skills based? What did that kind of look like?
Yeah, so I know the first year integrated Corps was already discussed, but I will say business 102 was probably my favorite of all of his classes. Because it really prepared you for interviews, presentations, you know, helping you write a resume and a cover letter. So I'd say the skills I learned in that class were essential to securing my internship. But honestly, all of the classes that I've been in, I've taken material and I've taken the lessons I've learned and applied it to the internship itself, and then also been able to pull out that information during my interviews. And then, you know, the employers are actually really impressed with like when you know what you're talking about, because we're exposed to all this from it like, as soon as freshman year, but my internship experience was a little untraditional. I was actually supposed to be in Spain studying abroad for my minor this past summer do the pandemic that did not work out. But because of Alison's business, when a sixth class, I was I became proficient in LinkedIn and networking. And I was able to secure an internship last minute that way, but I know that a lot, there's a lot of different ways to go about getting an internship and the Farmer School Business really supports you in those efforts, whether that's, you know, our recruiters love, you know, recruiting from the Farmer School of Business. So there's a big draw there. And then also by joining various student organizations, you can also be, have the chance to connect with recruiters and companies through those organizations. So definitely lots of opportunities to for full time and internship employment and everything.
Well, thank you. Again, I want to encourage our participants Participants and attendees to go ahead and ask any questions for Haley, or any of our guests here today. And then we'll be more than happy to talk about those and answer some questions that you have. Another question that I have for you, is in regards to the first year integrated course. And that's kind of the basis of a lot of the experiential learning and hands on learning that we do in the Farmer School. So maybe you could talk about what your experience was the client that you worked with what you all did, and then what you kind of learn from that.
Yeah, To start off, um, I think there's been like a trend, you know, in high school, maybe in education that, you know, just keep your head down, you know, memorize things, and then just get the grade. But what I love about the fyc is, it's not like that at all. Um, like it was mentioned earlier, it's more about like, the long term benefits of going through something and the skills that you're going to learn. And you know, reflecting like, on that personal mindset of like how far you've come speaking, of course, so that's one of the things I love about it so much. But my year, in the first year, integrated core, our client was Fifth Third Bank. And it was so cool, being able to be paired with people that had different perspectives than me and people that think differently than me, because it opened me up to a variety of different thought processes, which is something that I really, really enjoyed. In addition, it gave me great collaboration skills, and I feel confident working with others to put on an effective presentation. And I think it's so amazing that, like you're using actual data, and you're coming up with a real solution. So I think that's a really unique experience in the former school of business that everyone should have.
That's wonderful. And we actually have a question. So thank you very much, that this question is kind of similar to what you were talking about before in terms of things that you can get out of the, the Farmer School Business. So what are this question is, what are a few significant things that you got out of your internship of influx?
Yes, um, so it was definitely interesting being a human resources intern in the middle of a global pandemic. So it was really interesting to learn about those things. But I'd say, out of my internship, I really loved doing workshops. I'm very much a people person, and I love to help others. So I was actually in my internship, able to lead a Myers Briggs personality type workshop with a team of nine employees, and, you know, help them create a vision for the next year and their goals. So I'd say that's probably the best thing that I got out of my internship. But even throughout the semester, I've been able to do some remote work from them. So maybe learning how to collaborate in teams virtually is also a really good skill that I got out of that internship, and I really loved my time there.
Well, no, that's that is such a great point and being HR during endemic that so I'm sure you definitely learned a lot. That was perfect. Great. So actually, I have a question for Dr. Greenlee. And in regards to study abroad. So I was hoping, because I know he said that you were interested in study abroad program, but obviously, we were throwing a little bit of a curveball. So Dr. Greenlee, would you mind talking with us about some of the study abroad opportunities at the former School of Business and some of the specific programs that you were able to leave?
Our our portfolio programs has grown over the years that I've been here, we have programs in virtually every place in the world we have programs during January, our January term, which might be three to four weeks, we have summer terms, which may be summer programs, which may be more like six weeks, we have exchange programs within working with schools and organizations around the world for semester long programs. In addition, we have our fourth campus in Miami and Luxembourg, where you can study for a semester. And during the week, probably about five years ago, we started global internships which are sponsored during the summer. And we have scholarships available, those people actually actually end up making money on those programs if they're willing to go to Southeast Asia for their global internship. And this semester, in response to the pandemic, we begin virtual global internships as well. So there's quite a portfolio programming there. For me. My most recent was South Africa, it was also my most challenging. If you've traveled to South Africa or studied, you know, it's a country that is on the verge of going many directions, and it faces numerous challenges. Being able to take students there and work with a South African client whose target market was 98.5%. black African, is very different experience for our students and just a truly rewarding opportunity for us. And I caught I co taught that class with a South African native who was on our faculty at the time. So he taught the cultures component of the course. And then I taught the client project portion. So that's a little bit of highlights for my
Oh, that's wonderful. And I love that you were talking about the global internship. In the virtual global internships, and those are really amazing opportunities for students of all age groups. So freshmen, sophomores, juniors can do those seniors obviously as well. We also have students during those during the semester too, recently, which has been a great experience for them for sure. And it looks like we also had a question about business owners and what that opportunity was. And I'm going to ask Chanel white if she wouldn't mind Assistant Dean and director of advising Chanel, to maybe talk about business owners and what that opportunity looks like for our students. Absolutely, Allison, happy to help. Nice to meet you, everyone. So our Business Honors Program is a four year program and includes curricular and co curricular experiences, but students actually joined the Business Honors Program in their first year. So there is an application for that program. That happens in the spring semester as the first year, some students move through the Business Honors co work together, and complete a number of the business courses in the business core as a part of that cohort based experience. So students in the University Honors Program certainly will be eligible to apply for Business Honors, but University Honors is not required to be eligible for Business Honors. So for students who are interested in the Business Honors Program, I have provided a link there with more information about that program, but it is a cohort based program. And students would move through a number of the business courses together, such as accountancy to 22, the honors version of that course together as with the cohort, it also includes co curricular experiences as well. So students would have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, and serve as an undergraduate associate as a part of the Business Honors Program. The undergraduate research forum is a unique opportunity for students to engage in research at the undergraduate level. Many of our students do that with Dr. Megan gear are in the management 291 honors course that our Business Honors students take. So they really get to dive into deep inquiry and get some research and experience there. So we have a lot of curricular and co curricular experiences as a part of the Business Honors Program. And again, you would apply during your first year. Great, thank you so much for that. For all of that information. It really is a wonderful program. For students who are interested in like she was saying moving as a cohort model, and then getting a little bit more out of their experience their classes. Wonderful. Let's see, do we have any more questions that students or families would like to know?
Okay, let's see here, we have a question. Because the business Corps is structured and chronological, how do those that want to double major in a program outside of the business school manage that, I'll take a little bit and then maybe I'll throw it over to Chanel to see if I miss anything. So students are more than welcome to major and double major outside of the business school, we work with quite a few students who have many different interests. And those are always great. Usually what would happen is we would work with the student and work with the other program the student was interested in, to kind of collaborate some of the things that we do so that the student is taking classes in an FSB major and then outside of FSB major. At the same time, students are interested in our students that are interested in those opportunities, we encourage them to work with us early so that we can make plans with that student, and really make sure that they're getting in the classes that they need. Every student is assigned an academic advisor such as myself, who will work with them throughout all four years to design a curriculum that works best for them and their interests. So it's always great if we know that a little bit earlier, so we can help you plan that out.
I think those are all the questions that we have time for. I really want to thank all of our guests that were here today with us. That took some time to chat with our students today. Before we end though, I do want to pass the mic over to Amy from admissions, who has a few announcements for you. Hello, everyone.
Welcome from the Office of admission I hope you truly have enjoyed today. And you've gotten a lot out of it. Thank you so much to every one of us in FSB for helping us out today and Haley for taking time out of your Friday. Thank you so much. Next step, if you want more information, or want to delve deeper into any of these areas, talk to any of the faculty, there will be a next session happening as Allison just put that up. You'll just want to go back to the platform and login to whichever particular session you would like to listen to and interact with. And then the other big question people have been asking is There was an application fee waiver associated with this event. How do I get that? The news is automatic. So we will match it up to your when you apply on your common app just on your common app. It says Do you have any school specific e waivers? Select Miami fee waivers. And once we verified that you've attended this session, we will match it up to give us a couple of weeks. We won't be 100% automatic and won't be tomorrow. Give us a couple weeks. But we will do that. All right. And again, thank you. Back to you, Allison.
Great, thank you. Again, Amy. As you said, we really want to encourage our students to visit our departmental sessions that are going to be happening at 415. So after this presentation, and you can take a break, get a snack, and I probably will. And then join us in the departmental sessions. There we will have all of the departments available with some faculty, students that are there that are more than welcome are more than happy to talk with you about their experiences and what you could expect from those majors or departments. So make sure that you're attending those. But again, I really just want to thank Chanel, Dr. greeny professor, I'm in Haley and Amy, for being with us today to share this information and to all of our students. I want to wish you luck in this process. And let us know if you need anything. Thank you very much. I hope you have a great afternoon.