Upcoming Events COB

Corporate Corner: 
Creating opportunities for College of Business Students to network with our Corporate Partners on campus. Follow our Instagram to see the upcoming companies in the Ballentine Atrium

Walk-in Academic Advising: Every Wednesday (academic year) 1:30-3:30pm with the COB Advisors 



Past Events:

Thursday, November 30, 5-7pmBAP – VITA Presentation – Opportunity for ANY/ALL majors! Ballentine Hall, Room 115. Find out how you can participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Internship runs January to April. Prior tax or accounting experience is not necessary. Academic credit may be available. Contact Lynne Finnegan, Experiential Education Coordinator.

BMW North America Information Session – October 4 from 4-5pm

JCP Suit Up – Sunday October 8, 2023 from 4-7 Warwick Mall

COB Fall Career & Internship Fair – Registration & Corporations Attending
Friday, October 13, 2023 
Memorial Union, Ballroom 10:30am-2:00pm

COB Public Accounting Night 
Thursday, Sep 28, 2023
Welcome Center, Hope Room 4:40 pm-6:30pm

COB Supply Chain Night
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Welcome Center, Hope Room 5:00pm-6:30pm

Schneider Global Student Experience 2023

Key details of the experience:

  • Registration period: June 1st to 16th, 2023 (2 weeks)
  • Program Dates: July 3rd to August 11th, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Time commitment: 8-10 hours self-paced e-learning
  • Mode: 100% online

2023 Commencement, we look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023 throughout the weekend of May 19–21, 2023!

ADVISING: Advisors are available all summer for appointments on starfish, click here for instructions

We are collecting Internship Information. Please take the time to complete this short survey. Thank you in advance!

May 1 from 11am-1pm – Signing Day in COB Atrium create a sign telling the COB community where you have landed an internship or a full time job!

Thursday, April 27th at 5pmAmerican Marketing Association & Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club are hosting a Networking Night in the Welcome Center

April 27 at 6pm – Reminder ALL Graduating Seniors – Graduation webx meeting on (check your email from COBAdvising for details)

Tuesday, April 25, 3-7pm – 2023 Connecticut Sun Career Fair (sports industry positions) *$25 gen. admission fee – email Jessica Linicus for discounts

Sunday, April 23, 4:30pm – Spring Splash – a Student Fashion Event at the MU
$50 Vip /$25 General Public/ $10 URI Students

Thursday, April 20, 10 am-1 pm – KSA Open House at 100 Metro Center Blvd, Warwick, RI. Learn about what we do, see the agency in action, and work on a quick project with our team.

April 19 – On-Campus Job Fair
11:00am-1:00pm in the Memorial Union, Atrium 1
register on Handshake

Wednesday, April 19 – AATCC April Meeting – Mini Research Symposium The AATCC is hosting a mini research symposium for TMD graduate students and any TMD undergraduate or faculty member that wishes to participate. Presentations will be slide decks or research posters, no longer than 5-7 minutes. Cookies are being provided by AATCC club funding.

April 18 at 5:00 pm – RITIN & COB present: Made in USA Apparel: What is the Future? Explore the future of American-made apparel with the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) and the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD).

April 18 at 4:30pm at our Smithfield office – Your Money Adventure presented by Fidelity Investments

Wednesday afternoons 1:30-3:30 pm– Walk Up Advising in the atrium on with Kona the therapy dog!

Tuesday, April 18, Virtual – RITIN & COB present: Made in USA Apparel: What is the Future? Explore the future of American-made apparel with the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) and the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD).

April 1 at 1:00pm – TEDxURI at Edwards Hall
TEDxURI brings big ideas to the world stage through the inspirational voices and performances of our community and beyond. Our presenters challenge us to think bigger than ourselves, participate in shaping the future, and do our part in protecting the planet. Our mission is to honor these ideas, and share powerful stories of imagination, innovation, and integrity that will inspire others to Think Big.

March 29 at 11:00am – 2:00pm – URI Spring Career Expo 2023
at The Ryan Center. Join us at the Ryan Center to meet employers in EVERY field who are actively hiring for jobs and internships. Register here Looking for your major at the Job Expo – we have the companies listed just for you!

March 26, 4:00-7:00pm – JC Penny Suit-Up event
Calling all URI students and recent alumni – you are invited to attend this exclusive event. This event is exclusively for URI students/recent alumni – Make sure and bring your Student ID card! All students will receive an extra discount on career apparel and qualifying Talent Development Scholars can receive an additional discount – contact douimette@uri.edu for more information on how to qualify. Register here

March 3 all day event – COB Career Day 
at Ballentine, Edwards and Memorial Union

Apply by Feb 22 – Tribe Academy Tech & Business Leadership Experience
Alternative Spring Break, March 10, 2023 at UMass Dartmouth Campus
Immersive 1-day program to provide motivated students from underrepresented backgrounds (Black, LatinX, Indigenous, Women in Technical fields) hands-on training, career exposure and real-world project to position them for opportunities in corporate business and tech industry roles. Apply by emailing Lynne Finnegan, Ex. Ed. Coordinator

February 15 at 6pm – COB Supply Chain Networking Night
in Ballentine Hall. Professionals from the following companies will be available for networking: BD, CVS, JB Hunt, MiltonCat, Ocean State Job Lot, Charter Care.
professional attire is recommended register today

February 15 6-8:30pm, at FCAE 010
Raytheon RTX – STEM Panel & Networking Event for 2023 New Grad & Summer Intern Hiring (URI) 

ALL MAJORS – RSVP Join us for a diverse speaker panel featuring Raytheon Technologies engineering leadership and URI alumni. Learn more about Raytheon Technologies employment opportunities and company culture while hearing about the panelists’ career journeys. 

Immediately following the panel we will be a networking session – Raytheon Technologies is eager to hire URI talent for internships and full-time opportunities. Raytheon Technologies Talent Acquisition and Engineering staff will be in attendance. 

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire is expected. Advanced registration is required, the Raytheon Technologies staff would like to be able to offer interviews as soon as possible after the event.

February 8, 12-3:00pm – Welcome Back Breakfast at Ballentine!
Wishing to meet up with your friends and classmates you haven’t seen in a while? Join us in the Ballentine Atrium and reconnect! Hosted by COB Student Ambassadors, enjoy pancakes, ask advising questions, meet student club leaders, and get excited about the opportunities available to you within the College of Business

January 23 at 6pm – MBA virtual info session Learn more about the URI M.B.A. program at an upcoming virtual information sessions. You will have the opportunity to hear details about the program from the M.B.A. Coordinator, hear perspectives from an alumni and faculty member, and ask questions during the session. The next virtual MBA Information session will take place January 23rd at 6pm. RSVP required.

January 23 & 24 from 9-11am & 1:30-3:30pm – Advising “Walk Up” days
Welcome back to campus! Your COB advisors will be available for “walk-up” appointments in the Ballentine Atrium.

by January 31 – Call for Presenters – TEDXURI – 2023 theme is The Creative Spark. At each event, TEDxURI brings people together around a theme: a common thread between speakers and a catalyst that helps shape the conversations we have that day.

To apply to be a presenter, simply submit a video audition – three minutes or less – previewing your story and fill out an application form by Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m EST. The form includes links to tips about making a video, along with other helpful information. Get all the details and apply submit your audition today!