Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Calendar & Events

Business Week Faculty Presentation : Dean Ajay Vinze

Career Services
Professional EDGE
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:50am
105 Cornell Hall
Business Attire: 
EDGE Points: 

The Business Week 2019 Steering Committee is proud to present an array of faculty speakers. Students will learn about various careers in academia, research projects, professional pathways, and more.

Faculty are being asked to give a 40 minute lecture followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. They will focus on their work (professionally and academically), and how their career path led them to their role as a faculty member. The presentation is an opportunity for students to gain insight into personally attested academic and career advice, business careers in the industry and academia, and different careers paths. Specific talking points will include:

  • The difference between a business career in industry and in academia.
  • Process of becoming a faculty member, and what are some of your job responsibilities outside of teaching.
  • What can an undergraduate student do now if they want to pursue a business career in higher education?
  • Exposure to faculty research interests.



  • Casual attire is the minimum attire requirement for attendance at this event. View a description of this attire.
  • 50 minutes is the expected time commitment for successful completion.
  • 10 EDGE points earned for successful completion.
  • Learning Agility | Competency addressed in this professional development experience.  
  • Special check-in instructions: We anticipate a large amount of students will attend faculty presentations. Whenever there is a line queued outside of the event space; students will be ask to clear the room between each presentation to allow those waiting in line outside the room to enter for the following presentation. Please exit the room in an appropriate and orderly manner, as directed by Trulaske staff members. Students who exit and want to hear the next presentation must go to the end of the que line, and may enter if the room capacity allows.
  • The Business Week 2019 Steering Committee is the organizer for this event. This organizer is working with the Professional Edge office to offer EDGE approved points for students who successfully participate in their event; therefore, procedures for event registration, check-in, timeline for processing points and other event details may be different from typical in-person EDGE sessions. Please refer to information in the body of this calendar event and/or emails from the event organizer for possible further information and/or instructions. Important note: while some details may vary, there will be no change from the EDGE Programming Syllabus regarding (1) the students’ responsibility to take appropriate steps to have their presence documented in order for attendance to officially be recorded (2) specifics for the minimum attire requirement, and (3) points processing/appeal timeline.

This session takes students beyond the foundational knowledge gained in the BA course series (BA 1500, BA 2500, BA 3500) and helps students prepare for BA 4500 internship course opportunities and the professional world beyond.