Office of Business Student Success has Inaugural Adulting 1001
April 8, 2019
BATON ROUGE - The Office of Business Student Success (OBSS) is preparing students for some of life’s big questions that come after graduation: What do you look for in a retirement plan? Is credit important? How do you socialize outside of work as a young professional?
On Wednesday, April 3, OBSS held Adulting 1001. Students were invited to speak with different representatives from local companies and on-campus departments. Those in attendance for LSU included the LSU Flores MBA Program, the LSU Olinde Career Center, the LSU Graduate School, and the LSU Alumni Association. Outside of LSU were representatives from Forum 35, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Campus Federal Credit Union, and C. J. Brown realtor, Helen Butts Field. The professional advisors answered questions from filing taxes to how to buy a house. Attendees that visit at least three booths receive a free professional headshot, lunch, and a chance to win the Business Alumni Starter Kit raffle.
“Our hope in creating Adulting 1001 was to provide students the opportunity to learn about real-world topics they face soon after graduation,” said Stephanie Gandy, professional development internship program manager. “We also want to encourage them to know that while being out of college, and an adult, can be hard, people are always willing to help, especially your LSU Tigers.”
“Adulting 1001 allowed me to consider life after college in ways I previously had not,” said Cole Rogers, a senior General Business major. “Not only was I able to explore different options for post-grad and learn about taking care of finances, but I also had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken and a delicious lunch. I only wish this event had been an option sooner.”
About the Office of Business Student Success (OBSS)
The Office of Business Student Success (OBSS) offers students a comprehensive collection of services for educational and professional development. Our goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed academically and professionally so they can be prepared to enter the workforce in careers that are well matched to their talents, interests, and values. OBSS offers Academic advising and counseling, Information sessions and tours for high school students, Scholarship opportunities, Business Residential, College programming, Diversity programming, Study Abroad programming, Career coaching and resume review, Internship advising and Communication and professional development courses. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-3211.