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Stafford School of Business

Beyond the Classroom

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Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) for the Stafford School of Business is composed of accomplished business and community leaders who make a personal commitment in support of the Stafford School of Business and ABAC. Its main activities are in the areas of:

  • Student Engagement
  • Strategic and Curriculum Guidance
  • Networking and Fund-raising Assistance
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Business Networking

Networking in business is key to making contacts and opening doors.  The Stafford School of Business understands this and provides opportunities for students to meet future employers, colleagues and customers.  Students visit local and national companies such as the TiftArea YMCA, Tifton Chamber of Commerce, Federal Reserve in Atlanta, and Chick-fil-A.  In addition to building post-graduation contacts, these meetings allow students to learn about strategic planning, logistics and inventory management, and business etiquette.

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Enactus is an international organization with the power of a Fortune 500 business network that supports career development, internships, and entrepreneurial projects.

The mission of Enactus ABAC is to provide members the best opportunity to make a difference and develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Enactus ABAC students demonstrate that business has the power to inspire hope, create opportunity where little existed and ultimately improve lives and strengthen communities. As we succeed at helping others to develop stronger business and leadership skills, as well as a sense of service and responsibility to the community and world around them, we’re emerging as leaders who understand the opportunity for business to make a positive economic, social and environmental impact.

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The internship program at the Stafford School of Business is a structured and supervised experiential learning process that provides students with practical experience in a field of their choosing.  It is an illustration of the relevance of the academic curriculum in the professional world, and a learning experience that provides for applying knowledge gained in the classroom.  Apart from integrating classroom knowledge, students gain valuable work experience and develop a network of industry contacts. Students in the Stafford School of Business are required to undertake at least one 3-credit internship as part of their degree requirement.

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Industry Showcase

A premier networking event sponsored by the Business Advisory Council of the Stafford School of Business and designed to help students engage with employers and learn about current or future opportunities in the regional business industry. Regional business leaders share their experience in the industry, their career paths, and their best advice while students get the opportunity to network with employers in one-on-one or small-group settings.

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P2P Mentor Program

P2P mentor program aims to increase student’s success academically and socially by pairing incoming students with upper-class students, who can help them navigate the first year at ABAC. Peer mentors provide invaluable support to incoming students as they adjust to the rigors of college life, while continually developing their leadership skills.