Mason School Classroom Sessions - Choose from three sessions designed to engage participants in cutting-edge conversations highlighting recent changes at the business school and next steps to navigating a career in business.
How are Big Data and Artificial Intelligence disrupting industry and creating new jobs?
We live in an age of disruption with industries constantly changing. Over the next decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data, will lead this disruption through system transformation. As old systems collapse, businesses will begin to embrace optimization and reinvent inefficient business processes, products, and services, while making things better, faster, and cheaper. Join our panel for a discussion on how Big Data and AI will change every industry. Come learn about how the William & Mary School of Business is preparing students of all majors to embrace this growing need for quantitative skills in an expanding job market.
Building & Working Your Network
How many times have you heard, "build your network," as if it's obvious and easy to do? While this advice is worthwhile, it isn't an overnight project. Networking takes time and creativity to develop relationships that will provide both personal and professional benefits. Come learn how to engage and tap into the incredible resources that exist within our Business School community.
Back to the Classroom: Design thinking as a tool for career exploration
Design Thinking is a process and mindset that is used by organizations of all types to identify and solve complex and ambiguous problems. While typically taught in business schools as an approach to help companies improve their innovation capacity, Design Thinking can also be applied in other ways. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic framework of Design Thinking, and then - through a series of exercises - apply design thinking to help you understand how to systematically approach the challenge of exploring career options. Come ready to participate!
* The afternoon sessions are recommended for families of current Mason School students.