Cal State Fullerton business students and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Emeline Yong (standing left) enjoy cuddly puppies at Business Madness in 2019.

Business Madness Week, the annual keynote festival of Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, featured food, games, adorable puppies and a talk by endurance athlete Colin O’Brady.

Kicking off on Feb. 28, Mihaylo College’s annual Business Madness Week, sponsored by the Business Inter-Club Council (BICC), began with one of the most photogenic and endearing of the college community’s traditions – a visit by a group of young canines from puppy party purveyor Pups and Reps. Temporary henna tattoos and festive foods rounded out the kickoff.

With a dining etiquette workshop, a bazaar fundraiser featuring edible delights from cultures around the world, and a career expo, the week provided a mix of the lighthearted and professional. Dinner with 12 Titans facilitated networking with alumni in professional positions through small group dining opportunities at graduates’ homes.

The March 6 guest speaker visit by endurance triathlete Colin O’Brady marked the high point of the week. The free event, open to Cal State Fullerton students of all majors, featured an inspirational discussion on personal achievement from the world record holder who recently made headlines for his 932-mile trek across Antarctica in fall 2018. The Yale alumnus’ records, which include climbing dozens of the world’s highest mountains at unprecedented speed, are even more significant in light of O’Brady’s nearly career-ending injury a decade ago.

Continue reading about Business Madness Week in this article from The Orange County Register.

Students show their school spirit at Carnival Day on Feb. 28, 2019. Photo from Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG.