University of Southern Indiana

New Screagles learn to soar

Imagine you’re a new student. You’re settling in, navigating campus, making friends—and trying to get your head around a totally new learning environment. Maybe you’re even second-guessing whether you’ve made the best decision.

Such feelings are only natural—but they soon dissolve with UNIV 101.

UNIV 101 introduces first-year business students to USI and builds confidence for a fulfilling undergraduate journey. They learn about what it takes to succeed academically—and about opportunities to enrich their experience outside the classroom. It’s all designed to support a good transition from high school to college.

Perspectives from within and outside the University.

Presenters bring encouragement and a wealth of experience concerning business, accounting, marketing and more. In addition to presentations by faculty, Romain College alumni recall their individual struggles in orienting to college life and their transitions in the workplace. Students hear directly from those who have stood in their shoes discuss their careers and give career advice. 

UNIV 101 classes

Jacob Smith ’10, finance, is a sales and operations manager for Health, Hygiene & Specialties at Berry Plastics.

UNIV 101 class speaker Alumni Jeff Bone

Jeff Bone ’97, business administration, is a corporate relationship manager for Old National Bank.

UNIV 101 speaker alum Matthew Mitchell

Matthew Mitchell ‘12, accounting and professional services finance, is an audit supervisor at Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.

UNIV 101 speakers alums Adam Franke and Courtney Mickel

Adam Franke ’11, computer information science and management, is a global technology engineer at AstraZeneca, and Courtney Mickel ’10, marketing, is the community engagement director with Community One. They took students through an analysis of a business case.

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