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COB’s Meet the Industry Symposium Features Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale

The annual UHD College of Business Meet the Industry Symposium took place Feb. 12. After the keynote address, Mike Fields (from left), dean of the UHD College of Business, speaks with keynote speaker Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Brett Hobby, director of the College of Business Career Center.

The annual UHD College of Business Meet the Industry Symposium took place Feb. 12. After the keynote address, Mike Fields (from left), dean of the UHD College of Business, speaks with keynote speaker Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Brett Hobby, director of the College of Business Career Center.

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered Feb. 12 for UHD’s annual Meet the Industry Symposium, sponsored by the UHD College of Business.

At the symposium, held in the Shea Street Building, participants had the opportunity to hear from industry executives about the job outlook and opportunities within their field. Guest speakers from industries across Houston took part, including Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston. McIngvale delivered the keynote address, “How to Differentiate Yourself in Today’s Market in Order to Succeed.”

CenterPoint Energy sponsored the keynote presentation with McIngvale.

Participants took part in sessions focused on the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance, Technology and Startups
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Retail Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing

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