Since the mid-1970’s College of Business at Illinois State University has sponsored Business Week to foster students’ appreciation for the array of skills required in a dynamic global business environment.

March 29 through April 1 – through a week-long series of events:  corporate and industry leaders will interact with students, share specialized expertise and explore important issues and cutting-edge developments.  Business Week allows speakers to address broader topics such as educational preparation, leadership, service, etiquette, networking, goal setting, and career advancement.

In addition, Business Week events equip students to:

* Interact confidently in a variety of business settings
* Make introductions, listen effectively and contribute to professional conversations
* Look comfortable in business attire appropriate for a particular company’s culture
* Enjoy a smooth transition from college to the professional world

Business Week also provides an extensive array of leadership opportunities for the dedicated team of students who plan, promote and implement the events.

Keynote Address:  “Own your future – realizing that the dream doesn’t just happen”

Wednesday, March 31
2:00 -3:00 p.m.
Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center

LaVerne Council ’86 M.B.A. – corporate vice president and CIO of Johnson & Johnson will present the keynote address for Business Week 2010.