Student Spotlight: Aisha Thermidor

In anticipation of the 2019 Howard University BottomLine Magazine, we will be featuring school of Business students that represent the name and brand of the School of Business. Features will consist of student spotlights, student reflections, graduating senior reflections, and study abroad accounts.

Aisha Thermidor is a Junior Computer Information Systems major from Queens, New York by way of Haiti. She is a member of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Rho chapter as well as their Brand Manager. She is a HUSA senator of the School of Business, the community service co-coordinator for YAALI, and a member of the 7th class of Freshman Leadership Academy.

A quote that Aisha lives by is:

“A woman is free if she lives by her own standards and creates her own destiny, if she prizes her individuality and puts no boundaries on her hopes for tomorrow” – Mary McLeod Bethune

 

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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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: 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.

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.