Welcome to Live Oak U

lob-lou-logoLive Oak Bank strives to give back and assist the industries we serve. A key part of that is education. The mission of Live Oak U is to promote practical, innovative business education within Live Oak’s niche industries. By monitoring our industry specific portfolios, we identify unique trends and equip current and future professionals with strong business knowledge.

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Our focus on education started within the veterinary space back in 2008 when we began speaking at veterinary school campuses. We work very closely with the student run Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) to help provide quality business education to veterinary students interested in business topics, specifically how to own and successfully run their own practice. This is done through on campus visits and the student program we host at Live Oak’s headquarters during the summer (more details below). We also speak at continuing education events for veterinarians.    

We have spoken at community pharmacy events for years and are now expanding into pharmacy student outreach. Our strong relationship with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) helps us build programs and topics relevant to successful independent pharmacy ownership.

We have developed education programs for poultry farmers to better understand the business aspect of their farms. Regionally we host seminars where our industry experts explain financial topics and trends that poultry farmers face.

Student Program Highlights

  • Industry specific business short course
  • Management insights from industry experts
  • Foundation in basic finance
  • Approaches to future ownership
  • Strategies for marketing
  • Networking with colleagues and industry professionals

Veterinary Student Program Details

This program is open to all veterinary students in good standing with their universities and the Veterinary Business Management Association.
The program offers a team of team of veterinary students the chance to discover what it takes to become a veterinary practice owner. Through interactive sessions with Live Oak’s industry experts, students get an overview of the keys to understanding financial reports, the lending process, veterinary practice management and marketing strategies. The program is overseen by an on staff DVM. A certificate of completion will be awarded to students and up to 4 hours of credit for the VBMA’s Business Certificate Program.
The program takes place at Live Oak’s headquarters in Wilmington, NC where students experience the unique culture of Live Oak during their stay. The program will run from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with weekends and holidays free. Lodging and ground transportation in the Wilmington area will be provided.
2015 Summer Sessions:  May 18th- May 29th, June 15th- June 26th, July 20th – July 31st Please plan to arrive the day prior & depart the day after the scheduled program days.
To apply, submit a completed application form (here), a resume, and a cover letter or video explaining why you want to participate to university@liveoakbank.com. Given the nature of veterinary school scheduling, particularly for students planning their clinical year, we will have two application windows. We select half of the spots during each window. If you are not accepted during the October window, please resubmit for the February window to let us know you are still interested. Deadlines:  October 13, 2014 -Closed,  February 1, 2015

Pharmacy Student Program Details

This program is open to all pharmacy students in good standing with their universities and the National Community Pharmacists Association.
The program offers a team of pharmacy students the chance to discover what it takes to become an independent pharmacy owner. Through interactive sessions with Live Oak’s industry experts, students get an overview of the keys to understanding financial reports, the lending process, marketing strategies, pharmacy ownership and management. A certificate of completion will be awarded to students.
The program takes place at Live Oak’s headquarters in Wilmington, NC where students experience the unique culture of Live Oak during their stay. The program will run from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with weekends and holidays free. Lodging and ground transportation in the Wilmington area will be provided.
2015 Sessions 1 Week Sessions:  May 10th – 15th, August 2nd-7th and 2 Week Session:  June 1st-June 12th Please plan to arrive the day prior & depart the day after the scheduled program days.
To apply, submit a completed application form (here), a resume, and a cover letter or video explaining why you want to participate to university@liveoakbank.com. Deadline to apply:  March 1st, 2015

Meet Jessica

 

jessica trichel
Jessica Trichel, DVMEducational Outreach
910.550.2301

Growing up riding horses, it was a natural fit for Jessica Trichel to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University. Now she is combining her specialized training with her love of education to lead Live Oak Bank’s educational outreach program for the bank’s niche industries, with an emphasis on veterinary medicine. Her goal is to inspire and educate medical professionals on how to use their specialized degrees to live out the American  dream of owning their own business.

 

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