JSU College of Business hosts S&P Global Day, receives $100K for scholarships

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University College of Business (COB) hosted its first S&P Global Day last week. University leaders and COB faculty, staff, and students joined representatives from the company for a breakfast program to kick off the day’s events. During the breakfast, the company pledged $100,000 in scholarship funds to JSU.

“We are so grateful for the analytical tools that we are being granted access to and the mentorship and internship opportunities for our students,” said COB Dean Fidelis Ikem, Ph.D. “I guarantee you. They all will be put to good use, and I know we’ll see the results in a short period of time.”

S&P Global is a provider of financial intelligence solutions offering ratings, benchmarks, data, and digital and traditional financial research and analytical tools to the capital and commodity markets globally.

The COB and the fortune 500 company scheduled an eventful day to share information about the company, create networking opportunities and interview for jobs and internships. S&P Global Day was conducted in alignment with the company’s recently established HBCU engagement efforts.

“We’re looking to build meaningful relationships with HBCUs, and we’re not just here to check a box and attend a career fair to higher students. We want to understand how to build a partnership that’s a win-win for both JSU and S&P global,” said S&P Global Vice President and Head of Corporate Advocacy Programs Cheryl Baxter.

S&P Global shared tools and expertise with the university during the visit, including marketing intelligence, data platforms, and thought leadership. The representatives from the company offered students career coaching sessions and internal auditing sessions and participated in classroom lectures.

The COB faculty was given a demonstration of the S&P Capital IQ Platform, and the college was granted complimentary access to use the tool for research and instructional purposes. The S&P Capital IQ Platform is a source for an array of financial data, analytics, and research. The web-based platform combines in-depth information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.