College of Business Welcomes Class of 2018
As we begin a new academic year, we are excited to welcome another incoming freshman class of students who have chosen a college where they will experience more than a typical business curriculum. According to Susan Kosakowski, the College’s recruiting coordinator, this group of promising, new business students arrived on campus with the highest average ACT score in more than a decade. In addition, thirteen percent of the freshmen are from out-of-state and hail from as far away as California, Colorado, Virginia, Vermont, and New York, along with 2% of them coming from overseas to seek their four-year business degrees.
Kosakowski is excited about this group of incoming students. “Many of this year’s freshman class come into the CBA with some business coursework in high school, providing them with an expectation of what earning a business degree entails. In addition, the interest in education abroad is at an all-time high, with both students and parents recognizing the value added to a resume with an international experience. This class is focused on taking advantage of every opportunity available to them while earning a business degree.”
The Class of 2018 was welcomed by Dean Ray Braun during Freshman Opening Day festivities. Their “first lecture” was given by Dr. Gene Poor, the Hamilton Professor of Entrepreneurship, who provided a high energy and humorous presentation about the transition to college.
Following Dr. Poor’s presentation, the freshmen received a College of Business t-shirt, posed for a class photo, and enjoyed games organized by the College of Business Student Ambassadors and Peer Leaders, along with watching Dean Braun fulfill the “ALS ice bucket challenge.”
A new College initiative that enhances the transition to college and to BGSU’s College of Business is the Peer Leaders Program. Thirty current business students were assigned approximately 10-15 freshmen each to serve as mentors and role models that began over the summer and will continue through their first academic year on campus.