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Southern Miss Business Scavenger Hunt

Welcome back Southern Miss Business students! We hope your summer was both fabulous and restful. To celebrate the resumption of your Southern Miss Business educational experience, we, the faculty and staff, invite and challenge you to explore and learn about our college and school, all while earning points towards goodies and prizes. 

Rules of the Game

To be eligible for Southern Miss Business Scavenger Hunt rewards, you must earn at least 15 points by performing various tasks (see the task list below). The twenty students with the most points will earn a special prize!  
 
You can take pictures with other Southern Miss Business classmates, and each will get credit for the same picture. Judges' (Southern Miss Professors and Graduate Assistants (GAs)) determinations after the scavenger hunt are FINAL.

  • Play together! Team up and have fun with your classmates.
  • Play nice! Some scavenger hunt tasks deal with people, like faculty, staff and other CBED students. It's imperative to be kind and respectful to those you encounter.
  • Play safe! Always be on guard and don’t break any laws. Scavenger hunts are for having fun, but you must do so legally! If you break any laws during the scavenger hunt, you will be disqualified, and your points will be forfeited. Illegal behaviors include (but are not limited to) shoplifting, assault, trespassing, blackmail, bribery, forgery, perjury, fraud, etc.
  • Play fair! Don't let your competitive instincts drive you to ruin other people's chances to earn points. If you do, you will be disqualified (and your points forfeited). Examples of such behaviors are cheating, lying, stealing, sabotaging others, or copying other people's work.

How to Submit your Complete Scavenger Hunt Entry

  • Scavenger Hunt results must be submitted by midnight on October 15, 2021.  
  • Use the PowerPoint template linked here!
  • Remember to include your name and total points on the title page. Convert the document to a pdf file, and name the file with your last and first name followed by ‘Scavenger Hunt’, with all words separated by an underscore symbol (e.g., Last-Name_First-Name_Scavenger_Hunt).
  • Remember, while students can work together, everyone who wants credit must complete and submit their own file.
  • Send an email with your file to businessFREEMississippi and put “Scavenger Hunt Entry - Hattiesburg” as the subject of your email.

How Prizes will be Awarded 
Southern Miss Business faculty and GAs will evaluate your Scavenger Hunt Entry and calculate your total points. Within a week after the submission deadline, we will contact the 20 winning students via email to confirm and schedule prize pickup. 
 
Scavenger Hunt Tasks, Missions, and Challenges 
 
1-Point Tasks:

  • State your Major and the School you belong to.
  • Take a picture of the sign for your School Suite.
  • State your Advisor’s Name.
  • Take 2 pictures, with your mask on, showing your reflection in something other than a mirror in Scianna Hall.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, in a chair or seat, showcasing the most comfortable studying spot in Scianna Hall.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, with Lofty Return in Scianna Hall.
  • Take a selfie of you enjoying your favorite drink in any of the outside areas surrounding Scianna Hall.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, showcasing the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision statements posted on one of the walls inside Scianna Hall.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, with the Professional Sales Lab sign.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, with the Innovation Lab sign.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, in one of Scianna Hall’s study rooms.
  • Acquire a business card from your favorite professor (submit a picture).
  • Take a selfie of you mingling at a Southern Miss Business Tailgate event.
  • Take a selfie at The Rock during a Southern Miss football home game.  
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, during the Experience Business Casually event.
  • Take a picture of your completed Experience Business Casually participation card.  
  • Take a screenshot of the recent Southern Miss Business Newsletter.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Testing Center operating hours.
  • Take a picture, with your mask on, of yourself and the Southern Miss Business Career Services sign or one of the mannequins.  
  • Visit the Finance Lab, take a selfie, with your mask on, showcasing the Stock Ticker in the background.  
  • Visit the Trent Lott Center, take a selfie, with your mask on, with a remanent of the World Trade Center.
  • If you are an Accounting major, submit a picture, with your mask on, of your participation in the Meet the Firms event.
  • If your major is in the School of Marketing (SoMKT), take a screenshot of the SoMKT Student Newsletter.
  • If you are a Finance Major, take a snapshot of one of your Finance Class Syllabi and state what grade you expect to earn.
  • If your major is in the School of Management (SoMGT), take a screenshot of the syllabus of your favorite MGT class this semester.
  • If you are a Southern Miss Business Graduate Student, take a selfie with your favorite professor.
  • Find a sticker of your School hidden somewhere inside Scianna Hall, then take a selfie, with your mask on, showcasing the sticker. 

2-Point Missions:

  • Submit a photo of you participating in a social media post for Southern Miss Business, your School, or Undergrad Academic Services.
  • Find the portrait of Southern Miss Business former Dean Joseph Green and take a selfie, with your mask on, with the portrait.
  • Set up a virtual meeting with Southern Miss Business Career Services for a Resume Critique or Future Career Discussion and take a screenshot of your meeting with Ms. Yeend.
  • Find out about Southern Miss Business Study Abroad program and explain which country you want to visit most, or first, and why.
  • Find out about the internship opportunities available to your Major and state which one you are most interested in, and why.

3-Point Challenges:

  • In one paragraph or less, discuss how the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision relate to you.
  • In one paragraph or less, discuss which Southern Miss Business Values you relate to most, and why.
  • In 1-2 paragraphs, discuss what a SBS (Semester by Semester) is? Where can you find your SBS?What are the benefits or drawbacks of using an SBS to guide your degree completion?  
  • In one paragraph or less, discuss your experience, and what you learned, during the Experience Business Casually event. 

Rules of the Game

To be eligible for Southern Miss Business Scavenger Hunt rewards, you must earn at least 15 points by performing various tasks (see the task list below). The twenty students with the most points will earn a special prize!  
 
You can take pictures with other Southern Miss Business classmates, and each will get credit for the same picture. Judges' (Southern Miss Professors and Graduate Assistants (GAs)) determinations after the scavenger hunt are FINAL.

  • Play together! Team up and have fun with your classmates.
  • Play nice! Some scavenger hunt tasks deal with people, like faculty, staff and other CBED students. It's imperative to be kind and respectful to those you encounter.
  • Play safe! Always be on guard and don’t break any laws. Scavenger hunts are for having fun, but you must do so legally! If you break any laws during the scavenger hunt, you will be disqualified, and your points will be forfeited. Illegal behaviors include (but are not limited to) shoplifting, assault, trespassing, blackmail, bribery, forgery, perjury, fraud, etc.
  • Play fair! Don't let your competitive instincts drive you to ruin other people's chances to earn points. If you do, you will be disqualified (and your points forfeited). Examples of such behaviors are cheating, lying, stealing, sabotaging others, or copying other people's work.

How to Submit your Complete Scavenger Hunt Entry

  • Scavenger Hunt results must be submitted by midnight on October 15, 2021.  
  • Use the PowerPoint template linked here!
  • Remember to include your name and total points on the title page. Convert the document to a pdf file, and name the file with your last and first name followed by ‘Scavenger Hunt GP Campus’, with each word separated by an underscore symbol (e.g., Last-Name_First-Name_Scavenger_Hunt_GP_Campus) [count ‘GP’ as one word].
  • Remember, while students can work together, everyone who wants credit must complete and submit their own file.
  • Send an email with your file to businessFREEMississippi and put “Scavenger Hunt Entry - Gulf Park” as the email subject.

How Prizes will be Awarded
Southern Miss Business faculty and GAs will evaluate your Scavenger Hunt Entry and calculate your total points. Within a week after the submission deadline, we will contact the 20 winning students via email to confirm and schedule prize pickup. 
 
Scavenger Hunt Tasks, Missions, and Challenges 
 
1-Point Tasks:

  • State your Major and the School you belong to.
  • Take a picture of the sign for your School Suite.
  • State your Advisor’s Name.
  • Take 2 pictures, with your mask on, showing your reflection in something other than a mirror in the NAB.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, in a chair or seat, showcasing the most comfortable studying spot in the NAB.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask, on with the Gulf Park campus Lofty Return.
  • Take a selfie of you enjoying your favorite drink in any of the outside areas surrounding the NAB.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision statements posted on one of the Southern Miss Business social media platforms.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Business Values posted on one of the Southern Miss Business social media platforms.
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, in one of the NAB study rooms.
  • Take a selfie of you enjoying mingling at one of our Gulf Park campus events.
  • Take a selfie with the Gulf Park Campus Friendship Oak tree.
  • Acquire a business card from your favorite professor (submit a picture).
  • Take a selfie, with your mask on, in one of your classrooms in the NAB.
  • Take a screenshot of the recent Southern Miss Business Newsletter.
  • Take a photo of the Gulf Park Testing Center operating hours.
  • If your major is in the School of Marketing (SoMKT), take a screenshot of the SoMKT Student Newsletter.
  • If your major is in the School of Management (SoMGT), take a screenshot of the syllabus of your favorite MGT class this semester.
  • If you are a Southern Miss Business Graduate Student, take a selfie with your favorite professor. 
    Find a sticker of Southern Miss Business hidden somewhere inside NAB Building, then take a selfie, with your mask on, showcasing the sticker.  

2-Point Missions:

  • Submit a photo of you participating in a social media post for Southern Miss Business, your School, or Undergrad Academic Services.
  • Set up a virtual meeting with Southern Miss Business Career Services for a Resume Critique or Future Career Discussion and take a screenshot of your meeting with Ms. Yeend.
  • Find out about Southern Miss Business Study Abroad programs and explain which country you want to visit most, or first, and why.
  • Find out about the internship opportunities available to your Major and state which one you are most interested in, and why.

3-Point Challenges:

  • In one paragraph or less, discuss how the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision relate to you.
  • In one paragraph or less, discuss which Southern Miss Business Values you relate to most, and why.
  • In 1-2 paragraphs, discuss what a SBS (Semester by Semester) is? Where can you find your SBS?What are the benefits or drawbacks of using an SBS to guide your degree completion?  
     

Rules of the Game

To be eligible for Southern Miss Business Scavenger Hunt rewards, you must earn at least 15 points by performing various tasks (see the task list below). The twenty students with the most points will earn a special prize! Judges' (Southern Miss Business professors and Graduate Assistants (GA)) determinations after the scavenger hunt are FINAL. 

How to Submit your Complete Scavenger Hunt Entry 

  • Scavenger Hunt results must be submitted by midnight on October 15, 2021.  
  • Use the PowerPoint template linked here!
  • Remember to include your name and total points on the title page. Convert the document to a pdf file, and name the file with your last and first name followed by ‘Scavenger Hunt Online’, with all words separated by an underscore symbol (e.g., Last-Name_First-Name_Scavenger_Hunt_Online). 
    Send an email with your file attached to business@usm.edu and put “Scavenger Hunt Online Entry” as the email subject.

How Prizes will be Awarded 
Southern Miss Business faculty and GAs will evaluate your Scavenger Hunt Entry and calculate your total points. Within a week after the submission deadline, we will contact the 20 winning students via email to confirm and schedule prize delivery. 
 
Scavenger Hunt Tasks, Missions, and Challenges 
 
1-Point Tasks:

  • State your major and what School you belong to.
  • Follow the Southern Miss Business Instagram (submit the screenshot).
  • Like the Southern Miss Business Facebook page (submit the screenshot). 
    State your advisor’s name.
  • Take two pictures, with your mask on, of your reflection in something other than a mirror in a workplace building.  
  • Take a selfie of you studying in the most comfortable seat in your house.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision post on our college social media.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Business Values post on our college social media.
  • Acquire a business card from your favorite professor (take a snapshot for submission).
  • Find information about the “Professional Development Seminars” on the Southern Miss Business website (under the Resources page), list the seminar you want to attend most, and tell us why.
  • Take a screenshot of the Southern Miss Business social media list on our website.
  • Take a screenshot of the recent Southern Miss Business newsletter from our website, email, or social media.
  • Take a screenshot of the syllabus of your favorite class this semester, and state what grade you expect to earn.
  • Show off your best mask, if you’ve got one that’s themed or otherwise. 
  • Screenshot or screen capture one of your Canvas classes.  
  • Screenshot the faculty directory information for a professor whose class you are taking this semester.
  • Screenshot Southern Miss Business’s profile on one of our social media platforms.
  • Google Southern Miss Business, find the most interesting link, and take a screenshot.
  • Find the Southern Miss Business Annual Report on our website, take a screenshot or snapshot of the “By the Numbers” page.
  • Watch one of the Experience Business Virtually videos (Under the Resources page on the Southern Miss Business website), list the name of the video you watched and three things you learned.

2-Point Missions:

  • Submit a photo of you participating in a social media post for Southern Miss Business, your school, or Undergrad Academic Services.
  • Search for the top CBED hashtags related to our events, list the hashtags.  
  • Set up a virtual meeting with Southern Miss Business Career Services for a Resume Critique or Future Career Discussion and take a screenshot of your meeting with Ms. Yeend.
  • Find out about Southern Miss Business Study Abroad programs and explain which country you want to visit most, or first, and why.
  • Find out about the internship opportunities available to your Major and state which one you are most interested in, and why.

3-Point Challenges:

  • In one paragraph or less, discuss how the Southern Miss Business Mission and Vision relate to you.
  • In one paragraph or less, discuss which Southern Miss Business Values you relate to most, and why.
  • In one paragraph or less, discuss what has been most beneficial about pursuing a degree online and why.
  • In 1-2 paragraphs, discuss what a SBS (Semester by Semester) is? When can you find your SBS? What are the benefits or drawbacks of using an SBS to guide your degree completion?  

 

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College of Business and Economic Development

3103 Scianna Hall
118 College Dr. #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
businessFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4659

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College of Business and Economic Development

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Long Beach, MS 39560

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Email
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Phone
228.214.3447