Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - Andreas Widmer Interviewed on EWTN

Pope Saint John Paul II was honored by the Universal Church on Wednesday, October 22 with the celebration of his first feast day. Andreas Widmer joined EWTN in memory of John Paul the Great to discuss the unique qualities that he shared with all who knew him and how he inspired us all to strive for sainthood. Mr. Widmer begins his commentary at minute 15:50.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 - Seventh Annual Wall Street Career Panel

Panelist, Kelly Brown, meets with a small group of students.
The seventh annual CUA On Wall Street Career Panel took place on Tuesday, September 30th from 6:00-8:00 PM in Great Room C of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Six panelists attended and spoke to students for one hour about their success in the financial industry. The panelists included Jeffrey Baccash of BNP Paribas, Rob Barcellona Jr. of Morgan Stanley, Kelly Brown of Morgan Stanley, Lauren Campos of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lori Krikorian of Morgan Stanley, Mike McFarland of Barlays Wealth Management and Michael A. Pascale Jr. of Wells Fargo Advisors. Each panelist, with varying expertise, shared exciting and useful tips for all students who attended. However, the hour-long panel was not the only useful part of the event.

The second hour of the event was used for small group discussions between the panelists and students. The panelists spoke personally with the students for 15 minute intervals and answered any questions the students had about the industries - how to get started in the job and internship market, resume building, interview etiquette, and more. Breaking into small groups allowed students to ask questions that they normally might not have asked, and allowed for more in-depth conversation between the panelists and students.

It was a wonderful evening for students from all grade levels and we applaud the students who participated for taking the time to listen to the panel's expertise and get a head start on their futures. We also applaud the fantastic example of each panelist and the intense work they have put in to their careers to accomplish what they have - it is a true inspiration for our students.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014 - Business and Economics Homecoming Reception

The CUA Homecoming and Reunions Weekend will be hosted October 17-19, 2014.  The School of Business and Economics will host a cocktail reception on Friday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm, to include free wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres for any alumni of the School of Business and Economics that attend.

The school ran a similar event during last year's Homecoming Weekend and received excellent feedback from those that attended. Alumni enjoyed catching up with many former classmates and professors, and even heard a few words from the Dean.

If you're interested in attending the event, registration is required. Please register for the event here. For the full schedule of events, please click here

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 - Washington Post Interviews Dean Abela

Dean Andrew Abela was one of just five new business school deans highlighted by The Washington Post on Sunday, September 14. Other deans included in the article hail from the University of Maryland, George Washington University, George Mason University, and American University. All five deans featured in the article - which covers nearly every major university in the Washington Metro Area - have been appointed within the last two years.

The article also includes several frequently asked questions regarding CUA's new School of Business and Economics, such as: "Why transition from a department to a standalone school?"

Please click here to read the full list of questions and Dean Abela's answers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 - Welcome Back to a New Academic Year!

The offices and classrooms have been much busier during the past two weeks as students returned to campus and classes began for another academic year. Seeing the University as its meant to function and hearing the sounds of laughter is refreshing after a long and quiet (yet busy!) summer.

Dean Abela addresses the Class of 2018 during Orientation last week.
The School of Business and Economics is particularly happy to welcome the Class of 2018. In fact, this class will begin their time here at CUA with a few words of wisdom from our Dean, Dr. Andrew Abela, at the Freshmen Convocation on Wednesday, September 10. 

Prior to Freshmen Convocation, the School of Business and Economics will gather together all 500+ students in the Pryzbyla Center on Tuesday, September 9, for the first monthly SuperCurriculum lecture. This lecture will be given by Mr. Michael Millette, Partner and Global Head of Structured Finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

As always, it is a pleasure to serve you in your pursuit of education. We look forward to the year ahead, and please take a look at this inspiration talk from our very own Professor Widmer to remind you all of why the CUA School of Business and Economics is a Force for Good.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dean's Book Featured on Zenit

Dean Abela's newest book, A Catechism for Business, was featured over the weekend by Zenit, a non-profit news agency whose objective is to report topics and events that are particularly interesting for Christians everywhere.

We invite you to read the full article here.