Business Finance Alumni Chapter Past Events

Branding Yourself as a Business of One

Jeff BealsJeff Beals, the award-winning author of "Self Marketing Power" shared with attendees the art of self marketing and building one's personal brand on September 14 at a Joint Chapters Mixer at the O’Brien Room in Mihaylo College. Beals shared that the art of self marketing is difficult for a lot of people and provided tips to help build personal brand while striking a balance between healthy self promotion and egotistical boasting.

In attendance was current student, Conrad Hawk, who won a coaching session donated by Life Coach and alumna, Mina Watkins '01.

This event was co-hosted by the  Accounting, Business Finance, Business Titans, College of Communications, Hispanic/Latino, Real Estate & Entrepreneur and Vietnamese-American MBA Chapters. View photos.

Titans and Broncos Unite at First Co-hosted Chapters Event with Cal Poly Pomona

Titan and Bronco BBQThe Cal State Fullerton Business Finance and Hispanic/Latino Chapters celebrated the summer festivities by hosting the first ever co-hosted event with the Cal Poly Pomona Latino Professional Alumni Chapter at Covina Park on July 23. Titans and Broncos alike enjoyed grilled carne asada tacos, fun, games, prizes, and new networking opportunities! President of the Cal State Fullerton Business Finance Chapter Thuan Lam ’06 remarked, "The Titan-Bronco BBQ was a huge success but should only be viewed as the humble beginnings of a growing CSU alumni network! It was refreshing to see motivated individuals all working together for the common goal to build one big CSU family! I’m excited to see what the future brings and talks have already begun with other CSU campuses." Cal Poly Pomona Latino Professional Chapter member Yanet Garcia added, "It was definitely a pleasure to team up with CSUF’s Hispanic/Latino Alumni and Business Finance Chapter. I believe this is the beginning of many great things to come. We are primarily aiming to create additional networking opportunities for our CSU graduates and hope to continue establishing a sense of community within the CSU System." View photos.

Mid-Summer Night's Mingle - Networking Mixer at Phans55

Networking Mixer at Phans55The Business Finance, Hispanic/Latino and VAMBA (Vietnamese-American MBA) Chapters hosted a networking mixer at Phans55, a Vietnamese Bistro, on June 2. More than 50 alumni, students and guests attended to mingle and network at the cozy lounge and outdoor patio. Due to the popularity of this event, future joint mixers are in the works for the future. View photos.

Alumni & Students Gain Tips to Market Themselves at the GradExpo

More than 100 Titan alumni and students came out to the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics on April 21 for the 1st Annual GradExpo hosted by the Alumni Association Business Chapters (Accounting, Business Finance, Business Titans, Real Estate & Entrepreneur and the Vietnamese-American MBA Chapters). It was the first collaborative event of its kind and attendees had the opportunity to take professional headshots, have their resumes critiqued, learn the benefits of the Career Center, hear a social media etiquettes and tips presentation by Joseph Aldrich, Principal Consultant of The Cypress Group

Alumni Chapters Sunday Brunch Feast and Fiesta

People Around a Table at a Brunch feast And FiestaMembers, friends and family of the Business Finance & Hispanic/Latino Chapter in collaboration with the College of Education, Nursing, Real Estate & Entrepreneur and Vietnamese American MBA Chapters enjoyed a networking brunch on March 13 at the Super Mex Restaurant in Fullerton. Everyone had a superb time and had the opportunity to mingle and reconnect with fellow Titans, make new friends and share laughs while feasting on tasty cuisine. The excellent turnout can be attributed to the great collaboration among all six chapters. View photos

Winter Fest 2010

Alumni Chapter Members eating dinner at winter fest 2010

The Hispanic/Latino and Business Finance Chapters co-hosted their first annual Winter Fest 2010 at Angelo and Vinci's Ristorante on December 9. Guests enjoyed a buffet style dinner, drinks and dessert while exchanging great conversations. The crowd later danced to some tunes and also enjoyed a group activity where there were giveaways for the winners of the game. View photos.

Scenic Bike Ride to Newport Beach

Alumni Students standing next to bikes

Alumni from the Business Finance and the Real Estate & Entrepreneur Chapters started a scenic bike ride from the Irvine Civic Center Park towards Newport Beach after Thanksgiving. View photos.


A Very Spook-tacular Evening

Men in Holloween costumes

The Hispanic/Latino and Business Finance Chapters hosted a joint Halloween Alumni Party Social on October 30 at the Golleher Alumni House. It was a fun-filled night and memories with food, music, drinks, giveaways and an opportunity for the 53 attendees in attendance to have a great time. The winners of the costume contest were Frida Kahlo as the most original, the cute pirate as the sexiest, and the fat ninja and LMFAO singer dance-battling to win the most funniest costume category. Winners received a gift card courtesy of the Madador Cantina in downtown Fullerton., View photos.

Alumni Finance Alumni Learn to Set Themselves Apart in Today's Job Market

Alumni and guests of the Business Finance Chapter enjoyed a tour of Mihaylo Hall from Finance Department Chair Mark Hoven Stohs. Following the tour, attendees enjoyed learning new techniques on how to set themselves apart in the today’s job market through a keynote by President of HR Alternatives Philip Barquer.

2nd Annual Beach Bonfire & BBQ

Bonfire Event 2010The Business Finance Chapter continues to provide social and networking opportunities with the 2nd Annual Beach Bonfire and BBQ at Huntington Beach on August 14. More than 50 alumni brought their beach towels and enjoyed an evening relaxing and sharing their memories at Cal State Fullerton. View photos

Finance Fundraising is a Tasty Endeavor

Finance Fundraiser 2010The Business Finance Chapter hosted a fundraising event at JoJo’s Pizza Kitchen in Brea on May 25. Attendees traveled near and far to help the chapter raise funds for future events. The majority of participants showed up at 6 p.m. for the NBA playoff Lakers – Suns game. Over 40 alumni turned out with family and friends to eat pizza for a good cause.View Photos

Hiking Trip

Hiking Trip 2010Business Finance alumni enjoyed a beautiful trek at the Big Santa Anita Canyon on April 24. The highlight of the trek included a 50 foot waterfall, cascades and lush wilderness.
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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting 2010The Business Finance Chapter hosted a private tour of the exquisite Callaway Vineyard and Winery in Temecula followed by Wine tasting and lunch on March 13.
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