William & Mary recently celebrated Family Weekend by welcoming student's parents, siblings, and other family and friends to the campus. They gathered to learn more about college life as more than 1,500 freshmen settled into their first semester.
Alan B. Miller Hall, home to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, took advantage of the opportunity by opening its doors to more than 200 students and their guests. Tours of the building were offered throughout the morning while food was served buffet-style in the lounge.
After lunch, visitors were invited to Brinkley Commons where Jennifer Dahnke, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and One Year Master's Program, introduced families to the many programs offered by the business school. She highlighted the Global Business Minor opportunity, the Mason School's new study abroad program that allows students to earn college credits while spending seven weeks in Dublin, Ireland. The program is designed especially for non-business majors who want to experience the fundamentals of business in a multicultural environment while earning a business minor designation on their degree. Classes are held at the historic University College Dublin (UCD) and the experience includes travel to various locations in Ireland.
Other Mason School Family Weekend experiences included information sessions for the Master of Accounting program, and the fast-growing Business Analytics program. Friendly and attentive staff answered questions while tours gave families and potential students a comprehensive look at the Mason School’s impressive facilities.