Student Spotlight: Brasia Berryhill

Brasia Berryhill is a graduating senior, Supply Chain Management Major fromChicago, IL. Since her entry into the School of Business in 2015, Brasia has made it a point to get involved. During her sophomore year she joined the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors program, and joined Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, where she served as secretary. After graduation, Brasia will be joining General Motors full-time in Warren, MI in their TRACK two-year rotational program

BisonHacks Hackathon

The 5th annual BisonHacks Hackathon took place at In3 Inclusive Innovation Incubator from Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019. The event, which was sponsored by the GM Foundation, Boeing, Amazon, The DC Chapter of ACM, Wayfair, JPMorgan & Chase, Capital One, Lyft, and the National Security Agency and the Howard University Department of Information Systems, was created to give college students the opportunity to take a new or existing creative business idea, and work for 24 hours to implement the idea. Students from across campus as well as the metropolitan area participated in the Hackathon, and were permitted to use any platform to develop either a mobile or web-based app to support their business idea. Students worked overnight on their ideas with the help of Howard University faculty, alumni, current students, and business and technical professionals. Students did an excellent job of collaborating,
assisting, testing, innovating, and merging their ideas into a finished application at the end of the Hackathon, and motivated each other to keep working overnight. They also managed to sneak in a game of Slideshow Karaoke in the wee hours
of the night. 

More to come in BottomLine in May 2019.

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A Day in the Life as a Googler

What’s it like to be a Googler?

A few Howard University students, faculty and staff members were recently granted the opportunity of becoming honorary “Googlers” (an employee at Google) for two days. The days were filled with information and insights and our students impressed Google’s leadership with their astute questions, wealth of knowledge, and display of soft skills. The students were able to visit both the Sunnyvale and Mountainview campuses were they attended an array of workshops and had firsthand interaction with Google’s leadership.

The time spent there was undoubtedly worthwhile for both Google and Howard University and further enhanced the ongoing partnership. Read more about the students’ experience at Google in the upcoming 2019 issue of the BottomLine!

50th Anniversary: School of Business

Howard University’s School of Business will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Fall of 2020. The business school has already began making preparations for the 2020 Homecoming Dinner & Celebration which will take place during Homecoming Weekend in 2020 in Washington, D.C. Alumni are highly encouraged to join in this celebration of the work that the School of Business has accomplished over the past 50 years. Stay tuned for more information on this anniversary extravaganza!

MBA Student Spotlight: Artilie Wright

Artilie Wright — the first in her family to attend college — is a native Washingtonian and full-time MBA candidate in the Class of 2019. She has a background in cultural studies, corporate partnerships, and social impact and was recently elected as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. During her time at Howard, Artilie served as the Corporate Partnerships Chair for the MBA Exclusive, Outreach Chair for the Graduate Business School Council, and a Graduate Student Association Representative. Artilie has helped to bridge the gap between the MBA program and recruiters as well as forged relationships with local businesses such as Broccoli Bar/Broccoli City, Saturday Sessions, and Tito’s Vodka. She also established connections between the Howard MBA program and larger MBA programs both in the D.C. area and throughout the country through events such as happy hours and conferences. Artilie was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Edens Retail Challenge, completed a summer internship at Goldman Sachs, and plans to join Vanguard in the fall as part of its MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program.

MBA Student Spotlight: Kwame Boatwright

Kwame Boatwright is a North Carolina native who received a bachelor degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. Currently, Kwame is an MBA Candidate in the Class of 2020 at Howard University School of Business. Prior to Howard, Kwame had six years of experience working in the financial services industry with stints at Credit Suisse and Bank of America. Most recently, Kwame was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America within the Global Infrastructure Finance Team where he managed forecasting responsibilities. During his time at Howard, Kwame has served as a Team Lead for the AT- Kearney Immersion Student Lab, Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean, a member of the Finance & Investing Club and of the National Black MBA Association. He also completed the Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program and was selected to be apart of the JumpStart PreMBA Program. This summer Kwame will be interning with Nationwide on their Business Transformation Team in a strategy consulting role.

RJ Cole Enters NBA Draft

After a great season with Howard University men’s basketball team, MEAC player of the year RJ Cole has declared for the draft.  Cole is a sophomore Finance major from Union NJ. Cole will hold onto his college eligibility but will test the waters in the draft. He is a relentless scorer averaging 22.3 points per game in conference and 21.7 in all other games. Cole was also selected as the MEAC player week 5 times this season, and selected to the First Team All-MEAC for the second consecutive season. For more information on RJ Cole’s journey take a look inside the HU BottomLine magazine for more, coming May 2019.

Black to the Future

In partnership with Chevy, the American automobile division of General Motors, students enrolled in the Marketing Communications class each semester in School of Business are tasked with hosting an event to promote their vehicles. The Fall 2018 Marketing Communications class, also known as “Prestige Worldwide”, created a successful activation featuring one of their electric models. Though no longer in production by Chevy, the Volt was one of the main sources of attraction at the event.

Inspired by the classic film Back to the Future, Black to the Future was based on the culture of the 90’s. Using the futuristic Chevy vehicle in the same way as the DeLorean was used in the classic film, attendees were able to travel back in time. To portray this, the event hosted by Prestige Worldwide featured vintage costumes, a t-shirt spray painting service, 90’s inspired decorations, and more. Find out more about Black to the Future’s event in the upcoming edition of the School of Business BottomLine Magazine.

 

The Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit

In September 2018, the Howard University Sports and Entertainment (HUSE) Council held the very first Sports and Entertainment Summit right here in the School of Business. The School of Business has been historically successful at providing diverse opportunities to its students and the Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit serves as an extension. It is apparent that the sports and entertainment industry is constantly growing, and its development around the world calls for a plethora of new careers for business students.

Not solely limited to Howard University students, the Sports and Entertainment Summit catered to students from various universities such as New York University, University of Richmond, Hampton University and more. The summit touched on key topics prevalent in the industry such as gender equality, activism, and the challenge of simply being a black professional in the field. Check out the 2019 HU BottomLine to find out more about the events featured speakers and mission!

Welcome

Welcome to the Howard University School of Business BottomLine website. This is the companion website to the publication, the BottomLine. This year’s publication is being created as part of a course in the School of Business for Marketing majors. Everything you see on this site will be created by students. We hope you enjoy it and will pick up the publication at graduation.
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