Stillman Hosts Annual “Strictly Business” Event

By Amanda Sulkosky,
Stillman News Writer

If on November 6 you were wondering why parking was harder to come by or why students were walking around campus in their suits, it was not just because it was Thursday. The Stillman School of Business hosted Strictly Business, an open house for potential students who are interested in business.

They began their day with a brief welcoming and then had the option to sit in business class. The students then had the opportunity to tour campus. They proceeded to have lunch where they met with the Deans of the business school, students, and the Pirate, and learned what Stillman has to offer, including the Gerald P. Buccino ‘63 Leadership Development Honors Program.  The students then had hand-on sessions in the Trading Room, Sport Polling Center, and Market Research Center.  The day concluded with closing statements.

The potential students were excited to be there and learn more about the Stillman School. Many came up to current students to find out what Seton Hall University is all about, and were eager to take pictures with the Pirate. Current students were dressed in business formal attire and went from table to table, while other SHU students ate lunch with the potential students and their family.

Upon getting feedback on the event, one potential student stated, “I enjoyed every minute of my time at the university, especially at the Stillman School of Business. After visiting your school for the third time, there is no doubt in my mind that this is where I want to attend.”

Talking to the potential students brought a sense of déjà vu. Being asked why you chose Seton Hall and what made the campus stand out from all the other universities reminded me that I asked those same exact questions two years ago. Seeing the students try to absorb all of the information that was thrown at them throughout the day, while their parents continued at ask questions and write down the responses in their child’s folder brought a smile to my face.

The anticipation of not knowing if they will get into this school combined with giddiness of realizing that they are so close to being in college and starting a new chapter in their lives gave the room a liveliness. Strictly Business was a success with many potential students making Seton Hall their top choice.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, November 18th print edition.

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