Ouachita Baptist University’s fifth annual FORE Ouachita Golf Tournament will tee off Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. with a second tee time at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for athletes at Ouachita.
“Each year it has been great to see alumni and friends of Ouachita gather for a fun day of golf, good food, old friends and competition,” said Nicole Herndon, an OBU development officer and coordinator of this year’s event.
With more than 400 Ouachita students involved in its growing NCAA Division II athletics program, Herndon said the main objective of the event is to raise money for scholarships and related athletic and academic financial expenses.
Brett Rogers, president of Capital Business Machines, Inc., serves as chairman for this year’s event. Rogers is a 1990 graduate of Ouachita and has served on the event planning committee each year since the event began.
“Ouachita is a small, private institution that does not receive funding like public institutions,” said Rogers. “Students who receive scholarships get a first rate education who otherwise might not have that opportunity.”
There are currently 34 teams registered for the event. Since its inception, the tournament has raised nearly $200,000 toward scholarships.
In addition to raising money, “it has also become a good networking tool for men and women who play in the tournament,” Herndon said. “The tournament provides a way to friend-raise as well as fund-raise.”
The lead sponsors for this year’s event include Capital Business Machines, Legacy Termite and Pest Control, Inc. and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
For more information, contact Nicole Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5169.
Ouachita Baptist University Career Services will host a Student Internship Panel on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12-12:45 p.m. at the Ouachita Commons Alumni Room for all students of any major. The panel consists of current Ouachita students who will share their experiences from their particular internship. Interested students may bring their lunch to the seminar.
Students will be helping students with a guided Q&A by Lauren Land, director of Ouachita Career Services. “Internships are important and take time planning to make happen,” said Land. A lot of companies’ application process is early in the year, making it important to begin exploring internship options now.
“Internships are extremely valuable when thinking about pursing a career,” said David Day, a senior business administration and management major from Highlands Ranch, Co., who worked as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Intern. “It gives you a little taste of what it can be like in the field you want to pursue.”
Not only do internships look good on a résumé, but offer hands-on work experience. “I learned valuable information this summer from my experience that you can never learn in a classroom,” Day said.
The panelists will provide advice on how to find, apply and succeed in an internship. “Not one of the panel members had the same experience,” explained Day. “But all members will have stories and information that can help students realize what type of internship might be right for them.”
Other panelists include: Tori Abellera, a senior mass communications major from Garland, Texas (Stone Ward, Little Rock); Samuel Cushman, a junior mass communications major from Springdale (FUNimation, Dallas, Texas); Jeremy Dixon, a junior Christian media and communications major from Benton (Long Hollow Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.); Lindsey Fowler, a senior political science major from Arkadelphia (Arkansas Business, Little Rock); Ashley Glover, a senior biology major from Stuttgart (Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock); Meg Hart, a senior accounting major from Little Rock (Windstream, Little Rock); and David Sypult, a senior accounting major from Rogers (WalMart Corporate Office, Bentonville).
For more information about the Student Internship Panel, contact Lauren Land at email@example.com.
Ouachita Baptist University Career Services will host a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Evans Student Center. There will be more than 20 graduate and professional schools from Arkansas, Texas and other states represented at the event.
“There are a lot of built-in benefits to grad school,” said Lauren Land, director of Ouachita Career Services. “If you’re thinking about it, go!”
Career Services provides this event as an opportunity for students to casually visit with different grad schools in which they have expressed interest. Land surveyed students to help form the list of schools invited to attend.
“It’s a good opportunity to ask questions,” Land said. Not only will students have the opportunity to discuss grad school face-to-face with the university representatives, but also to explore other available options.
The schools “are going to be really honest and open to help students figure some things out,” Land said. The fair will allow students to think about the options they have and help them to start planning ahead.
It is an opportunity that even freshman and sophomores can take advantage of by exploring their options, Land noted. It will provide them enough time to plan ahead for application deadlines, future tests, financial aid and work opportunities.
“If you’re a senior it’s still not too late,” Land said. “There are definitely options.”
Schools and organizations to be represented include: Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State National Guard/Army ROTC, Arkansas State University, Baptist Health Schools (Little Rock, Ark.), Baylor School of Law, Christian Brothers University – Physician Assistant Studies, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Criswell College, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Harding University – Education and Physician Assistant Programs, Henderson State University, John Brown University, Kaplan Test Prep, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), UAMS Boozman College of Public Health, University of Central Arkansas – MBA Program, University of Memphis and Wheaton College.
For more information about the upcoming Graduate and Professional School Fair, contact Lauren Land at firstname.lastname@example.org.