Business Honors Program


Overview

The Business Honors Program is an elite program within the business school that consists of a group of 60, high-achieving juniors and seniors. The program provides opportunities for Culverhouse undergraduates to enrich their business education. The program emphasizes class presentations by students, faculty, business leaders, and campus recruiters.

The program places a heavy emphasis on independent research and consulting-based projects over the two-year term in the program. Those who complete the two-year program will earn Honors College credits for selected Culverhouse College of Business classes. Students also graduate with Business Honors recognition.

Our research is unique, such that it is based predominantly on qualitative measures that are used to further assist clients and resolve problems.

Within the program, our members are broken into teams of 6 people and work with both nonprofit and for-profit clients to resolve business problems. Each team acts as a consultant for a client. The client approaches the students with some business problem and the students perform research and assessments to create feasible solutions.

Our students have been able to make a substantial impact on the state through our research.

Projects

The Business Honors Program project teams are opportunities for students to work with local small-business in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham to help implement the knowledge they have gained throughout their time in the Business Honors Program as well as learn from the small business owners.

Speakers

The Business Honors Program allows students the opportunity to make connections with recruiters, hiring managers, and upper-level management through hosting an array of in-class speakers. These speakers vary in industry and speak of their own career paths as well as their company’s hiring process, values, and culture. All the speakers we invite to speak in BHP offer unique advice for our students as they begin looking for internships and full-time employment.

Some of the speakers we hosted this past semester are:

  • Regions Securities
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Eli Lilly
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Google
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Inside Out Image Consulting

Executive Board

Ella Ingram

President

Junior

Edmond, OK

Major: Finance & Management

Concentration: Healthcare Data Analytics

eaingram@crimson.ua.edu

 

Caitlin Williams

Junior Representative

Junior

Huntsville, AL

Major: Operations Systems

Minor: Supply Chain

cswilliams12@crimson.ua.edu

Lauryn Parker

VP of Alumni Relations

Junior

Denver, CO

Major: Finance

Minor: Spanish

ltparker2@crimson.ua.edu

 

Korttney Potter

Sophomore Representative 

Sophomore

Johnstown, CO

Major: Operations Management

Minor: Political Science

kjpotter@crimson.ua.edu

Madison Chapman

VP of Recruitment

Sophomore

Helena, AL

Major: Accounting

Minor: Spanish

omchapman@crimson.ua.edu

 

Mckenna Mentzel

VP of Corporate Relations

Sophomore

South Dakota

Major: Finance & Economics

mmentzel@crimson.ua.edu

Courtney Lekai

VP of Philanthropy

Junior

Brentwood, TN

Major: Management

Concentration: Human Resources

cjlekai@crimson.ua.edu

 

Micah Howell

VP of Marketing

Sophomore

Hoover, AL

Major: Management & Marketing

mhowell15@crimson.ua.edu

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