Chloe Hull aspires to be an accountant and being a part of East Central University’s Business Scholars Program can only enhance her confidence.
Hull, a 2015 Moore High School graduate, was recently picked for the exclusive program for not only her solid academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.
Those skills are developed in being an event volunteer such as assisting with career fairs, professional trips and student/faculty recruiting activities. Additionally, these students are department hosts or hostesses for professionals who visit the programs and for prospective students visiting campus. They also serve as mentors, providing leadership for the Business Leaders Association (BLA) student organization and working with the younger ECU students in the Freshmen Scholars Program.
Students must have at least a 3.50 grade-point average before entering the program and must maintain at least a 3.25 each semester to remain in the program. They must also be active in BLA by attending meetings and holding positions of responsibility. Besides being on campus for two or more years, the Business Scholars must be able to volunteer for special projects in the School of Business, participate in the Dean’s Leadership Council, be willing to travel during assigned trips and, once they graduate, give back to the program after graduation as Alumni of Business Scholars.
According to Hull, being involved in BLA set the stage for the Business Scholars opportunity.
“The event that I learned most from was the panel with the accounting professors who discussed different careers in accounting,” said Hull. “While I knew I wanted to pursue accounting, I was not aware of many of the career opportunities as a freshman. Last spring, I decided to take a leadership position in BLA and run for treasurer. As treasurer, some of my duties include planning meetings and events, some of which were the annual BLA Roundup and the 2016 Freshman Scholar Retreat.”
Hull sees this Business Scholars as an opportunity to not only improve her leadership abilities, but to give back through a program which has been a benefit to her.
Besides being treasurer for BLA, she has served as treasurer for the Student Government Association, played goalkeeper for the ECU women’s soccer team and is a student member of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs and student affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs. Hull was named 2015-16 Stonecipher School of Business Outstanding Freshman and was a Stonecipher School of Business Freshman and Sophomore Scholar.
“While I have held leadership positions in other campus organizations such as Student Government Association and Business Leaders Association,” Hull said. “I am looking to further enhance my experience here at ECU. Not only will it benefit me now, but also later in my career. I look forward to mentoring and giving back to the Freshman Scholar program, especially since I was fortunate to be part of the first Freshman Scholar class.”