The Hull College of Business held Hull Declaration Day on Fri., Oct. 29, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom to welcome up-and-coming juniors.
The significance of moving from sophomore to junior status is the student officially joins the business college and will be advised academically by the business college staff rather than the university’s academic office.
During the event, students received information on the Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Center in Allgood Hall where they will meet with their advisor to complete their program of study. Scholarships, internships, and study abroad opportunities were important topics for the event. Annually, the college awards more than $100,000 in scholarships. Internship experience is a requirement for graduation and a priority to assist students with their post-college careers.
They were also introduced to the student organizations offered at the College as well as to faculty and staff.
“Now get ready to be in the meat of the Hull College curriculum,” said Dean Richard Franza. “The faculty is here to set you up for success. The faculty is an important part of your network, meet them.”
Sophomore Jacqueline Prescott found the event to be helpful in her transition to the College, as well as to network with fellow students.
“I now know a lot more students my age,” said the 19-year-old, studying for a BBA with a Financial Services concentration.
Prescott, who is working in real estate, joined the Real Estate Club during her freshman year and is now trying to restart the club with a faculty advisor.
Chelsie Smith, a Hull Ambassador, said working for the College as a student assistant in the CAP Center said the job has been beneficial to her for networking.
“It’s a good position. It allows you to have opportunities. I’m literally present for everything. It allows me to be out there and connect with different organizations and people,” said the senior BBA student.
Hull Declaration Day will be held each semester for students transitioning into the Hull College.