Baylor Business Sell-Off

Do you have what it takes to succeed in professional sales?  The Baylor Business Sell-Off is coming up.  According to the website for the Hankamer School of Business,

“The Baylor Business Sell-Off competition is designed to allow students to engage in a realistic sales situation, providing students an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their selling abilities.

An individual-level competition, Business Sell-Off students engage in a live role play with a business executive. All role plays are viewed by business executives from around the country, offering students a chance to gain valuable feedback and prospective job offers.”

Visit the website for details on the event and how to register to compete.

Forensic Science Minor

Inspired by television shows such as CSI and Bones, students often come to us with interests in forensic science.  Baylor offers a minor in forensic science for students with serious aspirations in this area.

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • FORS 1390: Suvey of Forensic
  • FORS 2357: Crime Scene Investigation

The minor is rounded out with a student’s selection of FORS classes to fulfill the minimum number of hours, including advanced hours, for the minor.  Students can view the details of the minor on page 74 of the 2011-12 Undergraduate CatalogPossible courses a student could choose from are:

  • Human Osteology
  • Forensic DNA Analysis
  • Death, Injury, and Physical Remains

Baylor’s Department of Anthropology, Forensic Science, and Archaeology (which houses the minor) emphasizes that the minor is only appropriate for those with a hard science background.  The department’s website states the following:

“It is suggested that students consider a BS major in Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology or Psychology.”

Click here for information from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences about pursuing a career as a forensic scientist.

Still interested in bringing criminals to justice, but not strong in the hard sciences?  Perhaps the criminal justice minor is for you.

What Do Engineers Do?

Many students report that they are interested in the field of engineering because they are attracted to the good salaries and job growth projections.  Obviously, those are two major selling points, but what does an engineer actually do?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook states:

“Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.”

Try watching a few videos to get a better sense of the day-to-day work of engineers:

Baylor students can choose a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering with a Biomedical or Flexible option.  Excellent mathematical ability is a priority for students considering a career in engineering, as evidenced by the seven math/statistics classes required for the majors.  If a student is not eligible to begin with calculus, even more mathematical preparation would be necessary.

Would you like to learn more?  Listen to our podcast interview with Assistant Dean Fry from Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.