UH’s C.T. Bauer College of Business is a school with a mission; “Offer leading-edge, student-centered education that is accessible and affordable, founded on research and grounded in the real world.” With seven areas of focus for your bachelor’s of business administration, Bauer is highly ranked for its academic programs. Additionally, Bauer students are provided with opportunities to get involved in student organizations.
Three notable programs offered at Bauer are the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, Bauer’s Program for Excellence in Selling and the Bauer Business Honors Program. Here is a quick rundown of of the programs they can offer you as a business student.
Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship
Ranked the number one undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year according to the Princeton Review, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE) is one of Bauer’s best programs. Within Wolff, students can pursue their BBA in entrepreneurship, a program that only accepts 30-40 students each year. Or, they could earn certificates in corporate, social or technology entrepreneurship.
Additionally, WCE provides programs that help students’ start-ups and small businesses by providing resources or networking opportunities. One shining example is Wolffest. Wolffest is one of the most popular events on campus every spring where students from the WCE operate food stands in
teams. They apply their business education, learning from this experience for their capstone project while similtaneously raising money for scholarships and other various WCE programs.
Program for Excellence in Selling
Bauer’s Program for Excellence in Selling (PES) is another program aimed at providing opportunities for students to expand their business education. Also known as the Stephan Stagner Sales Excellence Institute, students are hands-on in their live sales training to reach a quota to earn their minor in sales. As a result, 98% of PES students find jobs upon graduation.
PES provides $250k in scholarships thanks to their 30-plus corporate partners. Students learn and apply leadership, management, technology, communication, career development and customer experience skills in this program.
Bauer Business Honors Program
The Bauer Business Honors Program is an exclusive program for business students that provides them with an education that combines liberal arts with business. With activities that encourage community, such as socials like game nights or cram sessions, Bauer Honors also requires all freshman students to participate in their mentorship program.
In addition to community programs and events, Bauer Honors provides career professional networking events exclusive to its students. With personalized academic services, undergraduate research opportunities and academic and professional development workshops, Bauer Honors is a program that provides students ample opportunity to get more out of their Bauer education.
Bauer student organizations and more
Bauer’s various student organizations are another great way to get involved and find opportunities. Whether students are looking for a major-focused organization to join or an organization where students share a similar cultural background, Bauer’s 23 undergraduate student orgs have something for everyone. To name just a few, popular student orgs include Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO), Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA), and Asian Business Student Association (ABSA), where each org provides networking opportunities, community service opportunities and events to further develop students’ professional skills.
If entrepreneurship, sales or the honors program isn’t your thing, every semester Bauer hosts a career fair exclusive for its students where dozens of companies come and recruit or promote internships and full-time jobs. This spring 2023 career fair will be on Febuary 17 at the Hilton on campus from noon to 4 pm. The event is open to all Bauer students and companies will be looking for all business majors. It’s safe to say there is no shortage of opportunities at Bauer.
Bauer is highly rated for its programs that allow students to strive for success. This is only the surface of what Bauer has to offer. There are many more ways for students to get involved at Bauer, there is something for everyone and opportunities everywhere.