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Moody Business Week

Moody Business Week has been postponed until further notice. The Professional Etiquette Dinner is cancelled and students who purchased tickets were refunded via Eventbrite. Thank you to our students, guest speakers, and partners for your understanding.

Held each Fall and Spring semester, Moody College of Business hosts a week of guest speakers and professional development events for students as an opportunity to transform their education beyond the classroom. All events are free and no registration is required, unless noted. Students should contact their professors to discuss attendance options during classes.

The public is invited to guest speaker events. Visitor parking is available at Girard Park Circle Parking Garage.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Spring 2020 Schedule of Events

Monday, March 16, 2020

Internship Program Panel
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
Hear from employers who provide internships and learn how to participate in the Moody College of Business Internship Program.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Joe Lewis, President & CEO, Painting with a Twist and Liz Lewis, Owner/Market President of FranNet of Louisiana
"Entrepreneurship and Evolution of a Franchise Business"
11 - 11:50 a.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
Every business major plays a part in a company’s growth. Joe and Liz (Moody Business alumni) will share their experiences with entrepreneurship, franchising, and growing companies.


About the Speakers
Joe Lewis is the President & CEO at Painting with a Twist, the #1 nationally ranked franchise in paint and sip/DIY category. He is a seasoned franchise executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. He is the former President & CEO of Smoothie King where he grew the franchise from a few dozen units to nearly 1,000. He is a finance graduate from UL Lafayette Moody College of Business and earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU.

Liz Lewis is the owner and market president of FranNet of Louisiana, a business ownership and franchise consulting firm. She has co-owned multiple franchise businesses and has assisted in franchise development, franchise relations, and local store marketing. She is a business administration graduate from UL Lafayette Moody College of Business.

From Employee to Entrepreneur: Business Ownership Panel
12 - 12:50 p.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
​Gain insight into business ownership, franchising, and available resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Panelists are:

  • Joe Lindenmayer, Owner, California Closets Gulf Coast
  • Nichole Jefferyes, Owner, Painting With a Twist Lafayette
  • Patsy Frey, Owner, Billy’s Boudin & Cracklins
  • Andrea Johnson & Jarreytt Johnson, Owners, Anytime Fitness Church Point & Fit Blendz Denham Springs
  • Liz Lewis, Owner, FranNet of Louisiana
  • Joe Lewis, President & CEO, Painting with a Twist
  • Heidi Melancon, Director, Louisiana Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Snack Break
10 a.m. | Moody Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Snacks and refreshments, while supplies last.

Career Closet Pop-Up Shop
12 - 2 p.m. | Moody Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
FREE professional clothing to prepare you for career fairs and job interviews. Hosted by UL Lafayette Office of Career Services.

Marketing YOU! Workshop
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
Learn how to build your personal brand for career fairs, networking, and interviews. Get tips on writing your resume, creating an online professional profile, and creating your elevator pitch. Co-hosted by the Moody Business Internship Program and UL Lafayette Office of Career Services.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Moody College of Business Internship and Career Fair
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Moody Hall, 1st and 2nd Floor Lobbies
Network with employers searching for Moody Business students to join their teams. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.
Login to Handshake to view a list of participating employers.

Professional Etiquette Dinner
5:30 - 8 p.m. | Student Union, Ballroom
This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice table manners and professional conversation, so you’ll be ready to dine with an employer.
Professional business attire. Co-hosted by UL Lafayette Office of Career Services.
$10/person. Space is limited. Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coffee Break
10 a.m. | Moody Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Coffee and sweets, while supplies last.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sean Flynn
“The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Healthcare -- at a Quarter of the Price.”

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
What’s the most important fact about the heathcare crisis? That we already know the cure! Whole Foods Markets, the State of Indiana, and innovators around the world have used forgotten American ideas to slash healthcare costs by 75 percent while simultaneously delivering true universal access, coverage for preexisting conditions, and an ironclad safety net. Dr. Sean Flynn will explain that simple things—like price tags, competition, and plentiful health savings contributions—crush costs while granting everyone equal access to the world’s best healthcare services. 

About the Speaker
Sean Masaki Flynn, PhD, is the author of the international best seller Economics for Dummies as well as the coauthor of the world’s best-selling economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. An expert in behavioral economics, Sean is a former national champion in the Japanese martial art of aikido and currently serves as the Chairman of the Economics Department at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Sean holds a doctorate in economics from U.C. Berkeley, where he studied under Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and Daniel McFadden. He is excited to come to Moody Business Week to talk to us about some amazing healthcare-reform options that are explained in detail in his new book, The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Healthcare at a Quarter the Price.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Moody Business Pitch Competition
11 a.m. | Moody Hall, Room 103
Watch the final 5 teams pitch their big idea for a chance to win $3000! There will be free pizza,  t-shirts, and door prize drawings at the conclusion of the presentation for those who RSVP, while supplies last. RSVP at