National Undergraduate Business Symposium
“Our Opportunity for Impact: Best Practices in Educating the Next Generation of Business Leaders”
In just four years, the millennial generation will be 50% of the workforce. A range of studies have all suggested that this generation is thinking differently about the world, about business, and about their own future as business leaders. With this new perspective emerging and the size of this generation, how are we, as educators in undergraduate business, seizing this opportunity to scale impact and create a new generation of business leaders?
Session 1- Educating for Social Impact: Course Strategies and Curriculum Models
Social Enterprise Initiative - Peter Roberts
Business for the Future - Suzanne M. Coshow and Alison K. Levey
Introduction to Professional Responsibility - Victor Mullins
Giving Voice to Values- Christopher Adkins
Session 2- Educating for Social Impact: Experiential Learning
Learning through Solving Problems for Non-profits - Jeff Cannon
Business Mentoring into DC Local Communities - Monija Amani
Session 3- Breakout Sessions by Interest
Creating an Experiential Leadership Experience - Josh Funderburke and Patricia Allshouse
Creating Space for Advising - Amy Donegan and Erica Graf
Polaris: Building Alumni Communities for Mentoring and Job Leads - Pamela Perry
Millennial Character Traits - Kristen McGregor
Individual Program of Study: B-School without Walls - Bill Geary
Enhancing GWSB Undergraduate Programs through Strengths - Lawrence G. Singleton, Joelle Davis Carter, Larry Fillian, and Michelle Wheeler
Liberal Studies Major - Lynne Durkin and Juliet Gainborough
Kelley Institute for Social Impact - Kathleen Robbins
Sustainability Enterprise Partnership - Stephen Matyas
Social Entrepreneurship: Going Global - Guillermina Molina
On-line registration is no longer available. For questions concerning registration, please email us at [[m|NUBS]].
Welcome to Williamsburg!
The Mason School of Business is excited to host the 2011 National Undergraduate Business Symposium (NUBS). We look forward to welcoming you to our new LEED Gold certified home, Miller Hall.
April is a great month to visit Williamsburg. Spring is in full swing, with warming temperatures and blooming flowers. However, the weather can be unpredictable in Southeast Virginia so check the weather conditions as the conference date nears.
Below you will find information about traveling to and from Williamsburg and hotel accommodations. We will post additional information about the symposium on this page as it becomes available.
Traveling to Williamsburg
As a popular tourist destination, Williamsburg is easily accessible with several travel options available.
Traveling by air
Three airports are available, all served by major airlines
Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF) - This airport is located only twenty-five minutes from our campus and is the closest commercial airport to Williamsburg. Air Tran, Delta, Frontier, US Air are the main airlines. Rental cars are available and Tidewater Coach provides door to door service.
Richmond International Airport (RIC) - Approximately fifty minutes from Williamsburg, this airport is served by many major airlines. American, United, US Air, Jet Blue, Air Tran, Delta all fly there; limited direct flights/times from some locations. Rental cars are available and Groome Transportation provides door to door service.
Norfolk International Airport (ORF) - Served by the seven major airlines, this airport has the most frequent service to this area through Southwest, American, Continental, Delta, United Express, US Air. Travel time to Williamsburg is approximately one hour if there are no traffic delays. Rental cars are available and Tidewater Coach provides door to door service.
We recommend using Richmond or Newport News airports as traveling to Williamsburg from Norfolk often involves tunnel traffic.
Shuttle Services from Airport
Traveling by rail
Our local Amtrak station located less than one mile from campus and is a 10-15 minute walk to lodging options and to campus. Amtrak schedule for service along the northeast corridor varies somewhat with time of year and day of the week.
Traveling by car
Williamsburg is located right off I-64, which is easily accessed from I-95. We are 2.5 hours from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The Miller Hall street address is 101 UkropWay, which is just off Jamestown Road, on the western end of the College's campus. As the building is new, your GPS system may not have this address available. Click here for driving directions to campus.
We have a block of rooms reserved for a discounted rate at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge ($189 per night) and Woodlands Hotel & Suites ($109 per night). Please call 1-800-261-9530 to make reservations; the booking code is 12928. Rates are effective until March 8, 2011.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
|Noon-3:00 p.m.||Optional excursion to Jamestown Island
|3:00 p.m.||Conference check-in begins|
|5-6:30 p.m.||Cocktail reception at Miller Hall, with tours beginning at 6 p.m.|
|6:30-8:30 p.m.||Welcome dinner, faculty speaker and entertainment|
Friday, April 8, 2011
|7:30 a.m.||Shuttles leave from Williamsburg Lodge and Woodlands|
|8:00 a.m.||Breakfast at Miller Hall|
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome and Roundtable Introductions|
|8:50-9:05 a.m.||Overview of the Morning Theme: Re-drawing the Boundaries of Business Education|
|9:05-10:15 a.m.||Session 1 - Educating for Social Impact: Course Strategies and Curriculum Models
|10:30-11:15 a.m.||Session 2 - Educating for Social Impact: Experiential Learning
|11:15-11:45 a.m||Roundtable Discussion: Connecting the Themes|
|Buses to Great Hall for lunch|
|12:00 noon-1:15 p.m.
Brief Tour of the historic Wren Building, followed by lunch at the Great Hall of the Wren Building.Session 4 - Presentation by William Sullivan and Thomas Ehrlich of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession".
|1:15-2:00 p.m.||Walking tour of Colonial Campus to return to Miller Hall|
|2:00-2:50 p.m.||Session 4: Break-Outs - Professional Development Strategies, Launching Sustainability Initiatives across Universities, or Advising Tomorrow's Leaders
|3:05-3:45 p.m.||Session 5 - Discussion Session: Cross University Partnerships and Best Practices
|3:45-4:15 p.m.||NUBS Business meeting|
|4:15 p.m.||Bus leaves for hotels and/or Merchant's Square|
|5:45-7:45 p.m.||Meet for dinner at Shields Tavern|
|7:45 p.m.||Walking Ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg followed by Games at Gambols at Chowning's Tavern|
Call for Presentations from NUBS Universities
Any school or participant(s) interested in presenting should submit their proposal description (100 word summary) via our online form. Proposals should be submitted by March 1, 2011.
For further information and questions, please email [[m|NUBS]]. Additional information will be added to this website as it becomes available.