Western Carolina University GBSA

Western Carolina University GBSA The Graduate Business Student Association

The GBSA is an official campus organization the represents the Graduate Programs at Western Carolina University. The GBSA is founded on a Three Pillars concept, this concept serves as our purpose and we structure events that are inline with our philosophy.The first pillar is to provide a foundation for Graduate Business students to meet and build professional relationships with one another that helps to build a sense of unity and promote a community connection among the Graduate programs at WCU. Our second pillar is Networking, we organize a speaker series and other events to promote networking possibilities for our members and local CEO's, business professionals, and like minded individuals. We strive to maintain networking events that are mutually beneficial for all parties involved. Our third pillar is volunteering, we believe strongly in giving back to our community and leveraging our specialized knowledge learned in the Graduate Programs to fill needs that local businesses and organizations may have.

Post any upcoming job opportunities here.  We have many talented students graduating in a few short days!
12/14/2017

Post any upcoming job opportunities here. We have many talented students graduating in a few short days!

09/03/2017

Raise your hand if you are graduating in December!! 🙌🏻

Some helpful tips on public speaking.Comment your own public speaking tips!http://www.presentationblogger.com/10-things-...
03/24/2017
10 Things Awesome Public Speakers Do Differently

Some helpful tips on public speaking.

Comment your own public speaking tips!

http://www.presentationblogger.com/10-things-awesome-public-speakers-do-differently/

The highlight of Stuart's presentation was the end. Like a successful hostage negotiation, the 15 captives made a dash for the door as soon as they knew it was over. Not having shown his entire deck of 90 slides, Stuart announced he would email them to everyone just as hostage number 15 darted

03/05/2017

What are your plans for Spring Break?

Safe travels! ☀️

John Le WLOS Reporter
02/23/2017

John Le WLOS Reporter

AGELESS WONDER: Friday we could've introduced perhaps the oldest Person of the Week ever. But instead, I'll profile the youngest at heart, Richard Renfro of Sylva. He's 102 years old and sets the pace in the Harris Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehab Group. The former WWII vet and Western Carolina University School of Music professor is a gregarious example of endurance. 6pm Friday on WLOS ABC 13 , don't miss this man's story. Plus great vintage old photos of the farm boy from Missouri. Way to go Mr. Renfro! Western Carolina University Western Carolina Bill Studenc Sylva, North Carolina Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band Western Carolina University GBSA WCU Alumni Association

Hoping this will be helpful to some GBSA members!
02/22/2017
Ashley Stahl

Hoping this will be helpful to some GBSA members!

Sick of applying for jobs and never hearing back? I've got you covered.

In this FREE online workshop, you'll discover:

1. The single biggest mistake that job seekers make with their resume.
(And 1 simple trick to instantly make yours stand out!)

2. How to have more networking conversations that instantly turn into job interviews.

3. How to handle the money conversation so you get paid what you're worth.
(And how to avoid the common phrase that costs most job seekers thousands!)

4. How I went from admin assistant to executive and tripled my salary in 6 weeks!
(At 23 years old, with little experience!)

Claim your free spot today >>>

For those of us looking for jobs in the near future - which company would be your top pick?#MBAcanidates
02/14/2017

For those of us looking for jobs in the near future - which company would be your top pick?
#MBAcanidates

10/23/2016

Time to bowl!!!!! #behere #gradschoolskills

10/21/2016

Don't forget about bowling this Sunday a 6pm!!!

Email Marcus with any questions, positive thoughts about life, musings, problem solving skills, bowling trash talking, etc.

How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? Do you think salaries should be transparent? ...
10/11/2016
Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid

How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? Do you think salaries should be transparent?

Take a listen to David Burkus on why sharing salaries could benefit employees, organizations and society: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_burkus_why_you_should_know_how_much_your_coworkers_get_paid

How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? You should know, and so should they, says management researcher David Burkus. In this talk, Burkus questions our cultural assumptions around keeping salaries secret and makes a compelling case for why sharing them could benef...

Need a dose of Green Man in your life? We are planning on a casual get-together at Greenmansion on Friday, September 16t...
09/12/2016

Need a dose of Green Man in your life? We are planning on a casual get-together at Greenmansion on Friday, September 16th, from 5-8pm. Stop by if you are in the area, we'll be on the 3rd floor in the taproom. (27 Buxton Avenue, Asheville)

What's the latest in "The Future of Everything" and how does it pertain to us as MBA students you ask? WSJ highlights th...
08/31/2016
A New Status Quo for the Boardroom

What's the latest in "The Future of Everything" and how does it pertain to us as MBA students you ask? WSJ highlights that market forces will reward the companies in which management teams and highly engaged shareowners work together to achieve sustained, lasting growth. Check out the article here to see what the future holds-

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-status-quo-for-the-boardroom-1466000523

Ed Garden, chief investment officer of Trian Fund Management, believes the successful management teams of the future will rule through cooperation, not coercion

We hope you have been enjoying the summer so far and are gearing up for fall semester. To slowly get you back into the g...
07/26/2016
7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do

We hope you have been enjoying the summer so far and are gearing up for fall semester. To slowly get you back into the graduate mindset, take a look at this TED Talks, which demonstrates how effort and focus can pay off when finding and pursuing your dream job.


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You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

We are sending Steve Morse off to China with a Memorial Day BBQ! Please join us this Monday, May 20th, at 4pm at Alan Wa...
05/26/2016

We are sending Steve Morse off to China with a Memorial Day BBQ! Please join us this Monday, May 20th, at 4pm at Alan Ward's place in Fairview. PM us for directions and further details. Hope you can make it!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016! We hope you stay in touch!A few quick updates regarding this weekend's ...
05/06/2016

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016! We hope you stay in touch!

A few quick updates regarding this weekend's events:
For those of you not attending graduation, please join us at Launch Trampoline Park in Arden at 6:30 tonight.

The Saturday, May 7th, backyard BBQ is unfortunately canceled. We apologize for the last minute notice and hope that you can make the next one.

Have an enjoyable, well deserved summer break!

We can see the finish line, we are almost there! Please join us in celebrating the end of the semester and kicking off t...
04/28/2016

We can see the finish line, we are almost there! Please join us in celebrating the end of the semester and kicking off the summer!
We are headed to Launch Trampoline Park in Arden on Friday, May 6th, at 6:30pm to blow off some steam on the dodge ball court and obstacle course.
Trampolines aren't your thing? No problem- Join us Saturday, May 7th, at 4pm in Fairview for a backyard BBQ and potluck. Tons of games and relax time are in store. PM us for directions and more details. Hope to see you next weekend and good luck next week!

Have plans for Earth Day this Friday? If not, we've got you covered. Please join us to listen to Vanessa King, Officer o...
04/18/2016

Have plans for Earth Day this Friday? If not, we've got you covered. Please join us to listen to Vanessa King, Officer of Sustainability at Biltmore. She will be discussing The Triple Bottom Line and how Biltmore incorporates sustainable practices by implementing economic, social, and environmental initiatives. PM us to RSVP and for more details!

If you are free this Thursday at 7pm, be sure to check out "The True Cost" at the Fine Arts Theater. This eye-opening do...
04/11/2016
The True Cost

If you are free this Thursday at 7pm, be sure to check out "The True Cost" at the Fine Arts Theater. This eye-opening documentary explores the impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet and offers inspiring alternatives to the current 'fast fashion' economy.
http://truecostmovie.com/

The True Cost is a feature length documentary film that explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet. Available worldwide today!

Break is finally here and we are kicking it off at Sierra Nevada Brewery. Join us on the back patio anywhere from 4-7 to...
03/18/2016

Break is finally here and we are kicking it off at Sierra Nevada Brewery. Join us on the back patio anywhere from 4-7 today for some cornhole, bocce ball, cold beverages, and an overall good time.

Don't forget- Talent Jam is one week from tonight. We hope to see you there! To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/...
03/14/2016
Talent Jam, Asheville

Don't forget- Talent Jam is one week from tonight. We hope to see you there!

To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-jam-asheville-tickets-20819253949

Talent Jam, Asheville is back! The WNC region is known across the country as a home for innovative small businesses and startups. At the same time, our area is also known for having a community of deeply creative and highly skilled people. Why is it that so many local companies have such a hard time…

Need an engaging icebreaker for your next event? Try using visual aid cards to spark conversations and trigger long term...
03/03/2016

Need an engaging icebreaker for your next event? Try using visual aid cards to spark conversations and trigger long term memory. Bring a stack of various photo cards (like the ones below), ask everyone to pick a card that relates to them and the event topic, and then have guests talk to someone in the room about their choice. You'll see engagement, energy, and facilitation in no time!

How convenient would it be to look for a book on Amazon and see that it’s available at your local library? Koios has d...
02/25/2016
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How convenient would it be to look for a book on Amazon and see that it’s available at your local library? Koios has developed a browser extension that searches the library for you and gives you the option to borrow rather than buy. Check them out here and spread the word-
http://www.koios.co/

We make it easier than ever to use the library. Our browser extension redirects users from online retailers to their local libraries.

Western Carolina University GBSA's cover photo
02/21/2016

Western Carolina University GBSA's cover photo

09/29/2014

Ever felt a little uncomfortable before giving a presentation? Then you will want to plan on attending a very upbeat, enlightening and interactive workshop called "From Timid to TED," Secrets to Building Confidence and Delivering Powerful Presentations," presented by our very own MBA grad student John Locke!

Presentation Skills Workshop
Friday, October 3rd at 6:00pm
Biltmore Park Room 342

*Reception begins at 5:30pm with light refreshments provided*

Available to all Western Grad Students, Faculty and Staff.

09/26/2014

Join GBSA for an informal social at Thirsty Monk South (at Biltmore Park) after class on Monday, 09/29! Start the week by catching up with your classmates over a beer rather than a textbook! See you there!

09/22/2014

Join GBSA for our upcoming tour of Hickory Nut Gap Farm on Friday, September 26th from 3-5pm! Please plan to arrive by 2:45 so we can start the tour promptly at 3. The tour is outdoors, so remember to dress accordingly. Also, feel free to bring your significant other, kids, friends, etc. As always, this is a FREE event! We look forward to seeing you there! (57 Sugar Hollow Rd., Fairview, NC 28704)

What we always knew!
08/01/2014
WCU named ‘top adventure college’ « WCU News

What we always knew!

Results from an online poll have been tallied, and Western Carolina University has been announced as the No. 1 college for outdoor adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic by a leading outdoors magazine.

Volunteer at the Independence Day Celebration in Pack Square! The event is July 4 from 2-10pm with the Ultimate Air Dogs...
06/25/2014
Volunteer for the Ingles Independence Day Celebration

Volunteer at the Independence Day Celebration in Pack Square! The event is July 4 from 2-10pm with the Ultimate Air Dogs, inflatable bounce houses and other family-friendly activities, and music performances on the stage with Lunch Money (4pm), Joe Lasher Jr. (6pm) and Junior Brown (8pm). Volunteers are needed in beer, wine and wristband sales, inflatable supervisors, children’s check-in, and more. For details and to sign up for a shift, see http://bit.ly/4thvol or email [email protected]

Greetings Volunteers! For the first time, the Asheville Downtown Association is producing the Independence Day Celebration in Pack Square Park! It'll be a day filled with festivities for families and an evening of music followed by fireworks to close the night with a bang. Event Details: The Ingle…

Just down the road, in Haywood County, lies an old, abandoned prison surrounded by fences. Haywood Pathways Center has a...
06/23/2014
's Ultimate Give Back Challenge Submission

Just down the road, in Haywood County, lies an old, abandoned prison surrounded by fences. Haywood Pathways Center has a plan to reclaim this prison and convert it into a homeless shelter, half-way house and soup kitchen. Ty Pennington (Host of Extreme Makeover on ABC) is running a contest for the best community service project. The winner of the contest will get $50,000 and have Ty Pennington and his crew help remodel for a day. Several of our own WCU Marketing faculty are handling the social media and marketing strategy behind this deserving project.

How can you help? Simply VOTE for this project and help us #TearDownTheseFences! To watch a video about this project and to VOTE click this link: http://bit.ly/1vJi54g. Then, please share! Thanks!

Guaranteed Rate & Ty Pennington are teaming up to find communities in America that need help and my project is in the running! Vote now to help us win! #Givebackchallenge

So much fun! Thanks for coming out to the Lazoom Tour! Have a great summer!
05/11/2014

So much fun! Thanks for coming out to the Lazoom Tour! Have a great summer!

GBSA Biltmore wine tour! Thanks for coming out!
05/02/2014

GBSA Biltmore wine tour! Thanks for coming out!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Biltmore Wine Tour and Tasting today at 4pm! Just be sure to tell them your na...
05/02/2014

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Biltmore Wine Tour and Tasting today at 4pm! Just be sure to tell them your name and that you are with Western Carolina University's GBSA!

One last hoo-rah before finals week! Woohoo!

We are partnering with Moogfest and the Asheville Chamber to survey visitors! 2-4 hours of volunteer survey time between...
04/22/2014
Moogfest 2014 | April 23rd - 27th

We are partnering with Moogfest and the Asheville Chamber to survey visitors! 2-4 hours of volunteer survey time between Wed and Sun gets you FREE PASSES to the ENTIRE festival! If you are interested in helping out, please email [email protected] ASAP for details and to sign up!

Moogfest is a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

Tourist Baseball Selfie!
04/18/2014

Tourist Baseball Selfie!

16 Spots Left on the LaZoom Tours! Reserve your spot today by RSVPing to gbsa.wcu@gmail.com! Those who told us that they...
04/17/2014

16 Spots Left on the LaZoom Tours! Reserve your spot today by RSVPing to [email protected]!

Those who told us that they were unsure, let us know ASAP!

How can you say "no" to these beautiful faces??? We only need 10 more people to RSVP to the LaZoom Tours in order to ren...
04/10/2014

How can you say "no" to these beautiful faces???

We only need 10 more people to RSVP to the LaZoom Tours in order to rent out the entire bus for our End-of-the-Semester Party on May 10th at 6pm. We MUST have your RSVPs (send to [email protected] or RSVP on this Facebook post) by Friday, April 11th at 12pm - that's tomorrow! So get in your RSVPs because it's going to be a BLAST!!!

Don't forget! GBSA will be hosting a mini social this afternoon as we launch our first ever "Businesses of Biltmore" Raf...
04/09/2014

Don't forget! GBSA will be hosting a mini social this afternoon as we launch our first ever "Businesses of Biltmore" Raffle! There are over 15 gifts available, all generously donated from businesses in Biltmore Park Town Square as well as the Asheville area. The Raffle is only $1 each ticket and you can purchase as many tickets as you want (a.k.a. you can win multiple prizes)!

All proceeds will go toward providing graduate business students with social and professional networking opportunities throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.

Join us today at 5:15pm in the Common area! Snacks will be provided!

GBSA community -- One of our awesome students, Drake, and his wonderful family, lost their home to a fire last week. Ple...
03/17/2014
Click here to support Help the Fowlers get back on their feet by Devon Burkhalter

GBSA community -- One of our awesome students, Drake, and his wonderful family, lost their home to a fire last week. Please join us in helping them get back on their feet! Money can be donated through their GoFundMe site, here, and gift cards or donated clothes (current priority: girls clothes sized 18-24 mos) and toys for the girls can be brought to Kelly in the office at WCU programs at Biltmore Park (room 357). Thank you! ~Kelly

In the early morning of March 10, Drake, Rachel, and their two sweet girls lost their home that they lovingly restored, along withmost of their possessions, to a house fire. All of us have a story about how they've helped us: with a kind word, good advice, help moving, babysitting, etc. Insuranc...

Shamrock Run 5k / 10k
03/15/2014

Shamrock Run 5k / 10k

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