Prospective Students Engage with the Schmidthorst College at SCoB Day

Written by Sydney Flora, Dean’s Communications Intern

The Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business welcomed prospective students and families to the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center for SCoB Days on November 5 and 8. The SCoB Days are a chance for the Schmidthorst College of Business to showcase undergraduate academic programs and give interested students the opportunity to learn about University life.  

scob day tour

The events were hosted by Schmidthorst College of Business Recruiting Manager, Susan Kosakowski and the Student Ambassadors.

“The SCoB days were a huge success and we received positive feedback from the families,” said Susan Kosakowski. “Interest in the programs and opportunities were high, and this is reflected in applications submitted during the SCoB Days!”

Dean Raymond Braun greeted the guests who then participated in a student panel and received a tour of the Maurer Center. In the student panel, current BGSU students shared about their college experiences and answered questions from the audience.

One featured panelist was Hogan Thomas, a junior European Management major currently studying abroad in Strasbourg, France. He spoke via Zoom about the numerous opportunities to study abroad and highlighted that all business classes are taught in English regardless of location.

scob day panelAfter the panel, visiting students played a Jeopardy-style game testing their knowledge of the Schmidthorst College of Business and the many specializations available. Winning teams were rewarded with College of Business swag.

Student Ambassador Mitchell Cash, a sophomore Supply Chain Management major, says he valued the opportunity to share his experiences as a member of the Student Panel. “I loved engaging with prospective students. I know what it is like to be in their shoes and not know what path to take after high school, so it feels great to help in any way that I can while also promoting the Schmidthorst College.”

Student Ambassadors provided tours of the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center while inviting questions and discussing opportunities available in the SCoB.

Many prospective students and their families expressed how impressed they were with the state-of-the-art technology and student-centric design of the Maurer Center.

Updated: 12/10/2021 12:08PM