Business Blitz Week Starts Monday, October 5 at The George

September 30, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Students at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics will have the opportunity to connect with local business during the 4th annual Business Blitz Week, Oct. 5-9.

The week of activities led by faculty and staff at the George will provide students with information about business studies and also to learn about downtown Spartanburg businesses.

Events include:

Monday, October 5 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cookout on the Plaza

Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers on the plaza. Free to all!

Be sure to drop by the Information Fair to learn about important campus resources and visit with our special employer guest, Sherwin Williams who offers outstanding internships and a management training program that has been a huge success for business students and graduates!

Tuesday, October 6
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pizza on the Plaza with ScanSourceJoin members of the ScanSource HR team for a casual meet-and-greet on the plaza during lunchtime. ScanSource offers a paid internship and is one of the top employers of Johnson College graduates. The HR team will also visit Business University 101 students (2:25 – 3:40 p.m. in George 250) as well as December 2015 and May 2016 graduates at the ScanSource Scholars meeting (3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in George 250).
Wednesday, October 7

12:05 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Wells Fargo Speaker Series
George 150

The Wells Fargo Speaker Series will feature Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, executive director of Oracle and vice chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Ellison-Taylor develops and executes cloud solution strategies across industries. She is a sought after speaker and business development executive who has worked in the cross section of legislation and policies, business drivers and challenges and the technologies that can reduce overhead costs and improve process effectiveness. FREE for students, but registration is required. Register at

Mock Interview Day at the George
George rooms 161, 162, 163 and 164
Business students in Dr. Kate Frear’s Management of Human Resources class will provide 30 minute mock interviews for any student seeking practice. Interview attire and four copies of your resume are required. For more information regarding registration, email Hannah Terpack at or Sarah Butler at
Interviews will run concurrently throughout the day.
Thursday, October 8 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cookout on the Plaza and JCBE Scholarship Reception

Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers on the plaza. Free to all!

JCBE scholarship donors will be on site to meet the recipients of their awards. Join us in this celebration of some of our top business students!

5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. University Business Society and Student Marketing Association Mixer
Location TBA
Open to all members, new and old!
Friday,  October 9

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

JCBE Student Engagement Breakfast
George Grand Hall

JCBE alumni will meet with pre-registered students to offer career advice and professional insights. Business dress is required.

**** In addition to these events, flu shots will be administered by Health Services at the George from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Seasonal flu vaccines cost $15 for students and $25 for employees.

****Alumni Relations will also be on-site on the first floor of the George each day during lunchtime. Students are strongly encouraged to stop by to update their contact information and learn about some meaningful ways to stay connected to the University, both as an alum and a student!

Faculty are encouraged to have guest speakers from the business community to visit their classes during this week! For questions pertaining to the event schedule, please contact Hannah Terpack at (864) 503-5049 or Sarah Butler at (864) 503-5525.