I can’t believe we’re already four weeks into the semester! A lot has happened, both in my courses and extracurricular activities. I’ve already had two midterms (ACCT 374 Intro to Tax and ACCT 373 Intro to Audit and Assurance) and I recently submitted my first paper on the ethicality of TOMS Shoes’ business model for WRIT 340. In the next few weeks, I will begin doing a group research project for my Business Ethics class (MOR 421). This class is really interesting because we get to read and discuss many complex business situations together, like the Tylenol scandal in 1982, the Ford Pinto fire controversy in 1971, and the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit. Analyzing these cases has really motivated me to read more about how businesses are handling crises in current events because there are so many ethical issues to consider.
Aside from that, as the Vice President of Administration for Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG), I just helped to recruit our new Associate class for the Spring 2017 semester. Out of 72 applicants, we chose 16 impressive individuals to join our organization. These new Associates had to go through an application and interview process and interact with us at our social mixer in order to get to this point. I love being a part of MBSG because it makes me feel connected with the Marshall community and it enables me to spend time with a very exciting group of high achieving, talented individuals. If you’re interested in learning more about MBSG, check out our website http://www.uscmbsg.org (Our VP of Communication, Junyi Wu, just revamped the site and it looks incredible!).