Third Annual Aiken Business Leadership Symposium
The School of Business Administration's Annual Aiken Business Leadership Symposium (ABLS) is scheduled for February 11, 2021 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The third annual Symposium is virtual and will focus on crisis management and leadership. This gathering introduces the business school and the local community to a host of Aiken business leaders representing the definition of success, motivation, and community involvement
Watch the Symposium
A livestream of the Symposium will be available below starting at 9:00 am on February 11, 2021.
About the Symposium
The Aiken Business Leadership Symposium (ABLS) is an opportunity for USC Aiken students, local businesses, and community members to gain new insights into the world of business and the role of leadership. This one-day symposium is intended to bring prominent business leaders, business owners, policy makers, and civic leaders together.
The School of Business strives for the symposium to serve as a platform for all community stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on the importance of higher education, innovative business ideas, and collaborative opportunities between the university and Aiken community.
The strategic operating principle of the USC Aiken School of Business is educating through engagement. The symposium provides the opportunity for intensive engagement with members of the business community. Similarly, the meeting offers both learning and networking opportunities for business owners and professionals. A major emphasis of the program is student career readiness, accompanied by employer networking and recruiting opportunities.
Attending the symposium will give participants the opportunity to:
- Engage with business leaders
- Explore business leader insights
- Expand their knowledge of the latest business ideas
- Energize their thoughts about business
- Establish their career pathway
The symposium provides an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of the latest business ideas by engaging with business leaders and USC Aiken alumni. Students should use the symposium as a learning and networking opportunity. The event demonstrates to current students the importance of learning, creative pursuits, and readiness for challenges ahead.
The ABLS supports the USC Aiken mission by enriching the lives of others and helping members of the campus and Aiken community continuously engage in life-long learning.
The School of Business wants to engage the local community in the educational experience USC Aiken offers. USC Aiken contributes to the community through education and through a variety of programs and professional, cultural, and athletic activities.
The community benefits from the ABLS are numerous. The faculty at USC Aiken are leading experts and educators in their respective areas. The faculty's vision is to help businesses and policymakers lead tomorrow’s economy by establishing a strong collaborative relationship between the Aiken community and USC Aiken faculty, students, and staff.
USC Aiken proudly contributes to the local community and to the lives of our students, alumni, friends, and families. The USC Aiken mission of enriching the Aiken community’s quality of life can be further energized through collaborative opportunities, engagements, and programs like this one.
The Aiken Business Leadership Symposium provides intensive learning and networking opportunities for students, business professionals, and community members to attain forward-thinking business perspectives aimed at yielding student career readiness and employer preparedness.
The Aiken Business Leadership Symposium aspires to be the Southeast’s premier university-based business leadership event drawing students, business professionals, and community leaders from around the region to engage with experts from around the world.