Barsema Hall host annual open house

By Kelly Marshall

Business students had a chance to get to know their majors on Wednesday.

Barsema Hall hosted its third annual management/business administration open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“The purpose of the open house is to really give students the opportunity to learn more about the two majors that are in the department…: management and business administration,” said Sarah Marsh, professor and chair of the Department of Management. “We want them to know what is the major about, what do graduates do after they graduate, what kind of student organizations do we have, and what kind of opportunities do we have.”

The event aimed to help undergraduates look at different aspects of business.

“This event is beneficial to students because they are more likely to be more active and take their classes more seriously and they are able to meet the majority of the faculty,” said Terry Bishop, associate professor of business management. “We enjoy working students, and it shows that they are taking leadership roles.”

Students were able to benefit from this event because it gives them a concrete view of their major, Marsh said.

“I hope to be able to get an idea of what’s in store and what stuff I might be interested in. I hope it gives me different options with management,” said Nelson Caudillo, junior business management major.

Individuals with business administration and management majors have the ability to implement change in a company, establish a consensus among key contributors and maintain a creative strategy for the business’s success, Marsh said.

“Students with business administration and management majors are able to not only manage but it shows that a student or anybody has leadership,” Marsh said.