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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Ph.D. in Business for Executives welcomes first class Friday

OSU Executive PhD ProgramOklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is entering groundbreaking territory as it launches in January a new and unique experience for executive development. The first class of the Ph.D. in Business for Executives will feature 18 participants from seven different states who represent 10 industries.

“The program is designed to bridge between advanced scholarship and the contemporary needs of business and industry, leading to an acceleration of business leadership capabilities for the participants and for the economy,” said Larry Crosby, dean of the Spears School of Business. “It’s exciting to see the caliber of individuals and the variety of industries represented in this group. We believe that making a difference in the future world of business will require executives to stretch their leadership potential, and we are looking forward to seeing what they accomplish as they embark on this journey.”

The program kicks off Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14, with an orientation session at the Helmerich Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will present the opening address to students.

“We are excited to launch this new genre of executive education programs that blends academic research with organizational experiences at a new level and prepares executives to apply as well as contribute to business research,” said Ramesh Sharda, director of the program. “The Spears School is creating new ground by launching this blended program.”

For more information, visit the Ph.D. in Business for Executives website.

Career Services spring events to aid employment search

Career Fair Job Seekers and EmployersOSU-Tulsa Career Services is hosting several events during the spring 2012 semester for students and recent graduates to prepare for entry into the job market and help secure employment.

“Students who know how to conduct a productive job search and how to present themselves well to employers are more likely to be successful when looking for their job or internship,” said Patti Schmigle, career services coordinator at OSU-Tulsa. “This semester’s workshops give students the opportunity to learn best practices in a wide range of topics, from resume preparation and job search strategies to interviewing and salary negotiation.”

The programs, designed for all majors, give students essential assistance during the spring semester. Covering topics from resume building to interview preparation, these workshops prepare students for the Career Fair at OSU-Tulsa.

 “Many students don’t recognize the importance of starting their job search early. They may be surprised to find out that many students already have employment commitments before they graduate,” said Schmigle. “Depending on their major and their job criteria, they should begin their preparation and search one or two semesters prior to their expected graduation date.”

For a complete calendar of events, visit the Career Events Calendar. For more information or to register for any of these events, contact the Career Services office at 918-594-8404 or visit hireosugrads.com.

MLK Day Parade to close main entrances to OSU-Tulsa Monday morning

Tulsa’s 25th annual MLK Commemorative Parade will begin at 11 a.m. near the main entrance of OSU-Tulsa at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The parade will proceed east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enter campus from the north on Greenwood Avenue as all other campus entrances will be closed. Parking will be available in Lot A or B.

Intramural sports kick off in February

OSU-Tulsa’s intramural sports offer a fun and competitive way to meet new students and get active. OSU-Tulsa is partnering with Tulsa Community College, OU-Tulsa and NSU-Broken Arrow to offer students a full schedule of events.

There are many sports leagues, tournaments and special competitions scheduled this spring, including dodgeball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, table tennis and more. Registration is now open. Sign up at the Wellness Center in North Hall 116 or in Student Services in North Hall 130.