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Preparing today’s graduates to contribute on day one at the job July 25, 2013 By Bruce Bullock Director, Maguire Energy Institute – Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business The first year of a unique new energy program at SMU Cox School of Businessrecently ended. It is designed to prepare students to face the challenges of today’s global energy industry beginning with their first day on the job. The new undergraduate energy program supplements the student’s major – accounting, finance, engineering, geology, economics, marketing – and other disciplines of interest to the industry with specific energy industry coursework. This is meant to build the student’s industry acumen “from the drill tip to the burner tip.” The concentration provides a real- world foundation across a broad range of energy related industry segments, including oil and gas, energy finance, power generation, and renewables. The concentration consists of four courses...

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“Students Complete SMU Cox Executive Education Summer Business Institute” – July 10, 2013   Read...

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“SMU Cox students lend a helping hand at the North Texas Food Bank for the Meal4Kids program” – June 13, 2013   Read...

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Dallas Small Businesses Attend Super Bowl XLV Playbook Workshop Series Led by NFL, SMU Cox

Two hundred DFW small business owners attended the NFL Super Bowl XLV PLAYBOOK WORKSHOP SERIES at the SMU Cox James Collins Executive Education Center Thursday morning, January 6th.  These workshops, presented by the NFL Emerging Business Program, targeted DFW small, minority & women-owned firms.  The sessions were business development workshops led by SMU Cox faculty and leaders, designed to help local small and minority business owners by offering a primer on marketing strategies and tactics to identify and exploit opportunities in a changing environment. Opening speaker Bud Weinstein, Associate Director at SMU Cox Maguire Energy Institute, presented an economic preview of the DFW region for the next decade.  Dallas Cowboys great Chad Hennings presented a motivational speech and closing remarks.  Attending media included the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, El Hispano News, Univision and Fox...

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What Are Professional Manners?

By Nelli Tokleh, Account Coordinator The term “Professional Manners” is thrown around a lot in office culture, but many people overlook every day taboos that are anything but professional. Employers strive to set a good example of professionalism for their staff, but how can one position these traits? Sarah Doyle Lynch, corporate coach and consultant, visited our office recently to share some concrete guidelines for establishing a professional atmosphere. Here are some tips she shared with us that could work for any office environment: Be social. Have lunch with a co-worker to get to know the other person better and perhaps learn some new insight. Instead of sitting at your desk scratching your head, speak up and ask for help on assignments. It’s also important to provide continual updates to your boss and other team members. Stay positive. Monday mornings may...

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