Why Give to the College of Business and Economics?
Teaching and learning are central to CBE's mission, and we are committed supporting our students throughout their education so that graduates are well prepared for successful and fulfilling careers. In order to support our students throughout their time at Western, we have set three strategic priorities: Inclusiveness, Globalization, and Professional Readiness.
We are excited to announce that beginning fall, 2022, we will launch a Professional and Career Readiness program that includes two classes on Career and Professional Readiness-one at the start of the students’ time as a student in the College of Business to help them make the most of their time in College by engaging with professional readiness activities such as informational interviews, case competitions, travel to conferences, student club activities, professional networking, internships and “meet the professional” events. The second class which is geared towards seniors will require students to demonstrate via a portfolio all of the ways they have gathered career and professional readiness experiences. Your gift to the CBE Professional and Career Readiness Fund will help us launch this program and ensure all students have the information, access to resources and opportunities to prepare for their careers in this way.
Each year we provide a range of support for our students, from academic scholarships to support for travel and conferences. In the last year, our students have adapted to the challenges of COVID by changing the ways and places they access learning opportunities, and other challenges as well, and we continue to look for ways to support them in these uncertain circumstances. The support of our community of alumni, donors, and friends is integral in these efforts to focus our priorities on inclusion, globalization and professional readiness.
Impact: Your gift to support the College of Business and Economics will help to provide the best possible learning experience for our students by supporting student scholarships, mentorship programs, and other priorities that intersect with Inclusiveness, Globalization and Professional Readiness efforts across the college.
Funding Priorities: CBE fundraising priorities align with strategic priorities:
- Scholarships to support CBE students (undergraduate and graduate students)
- Mentorship for First-Generation Students
- Professional Readiness (Professional writing skills courses for CBE students)
- International Study Abroad (Students)
- International Research and Teaching (Faculty)
- Academic Program Support
- Visiting Speakers and Lecturers
- Professorships and Fellowships
CBE Departments and Special Projects: You can also choose to give to any of the Departments listed below! Some departments and programs within the College of Business and Economics have chosen to highlight special projects on WWU Give Day. You can click to read more about these selected projects below.
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