Nov 18

7 Questions with Catherine Iszard

7 Questions with a Spartan BS in Business Administration ’18Associate Business Development and Marketing Coordinator, NERA Economic Consulting 1. What do you love most about your job? I love the diversity in tasks and responsibilities I have in my job. Every day I work on different projects. From planning a small client dinner to researching … Continued

Nov 04

5 Ways to Thrive as a Study-Abroad Student

By Vivian O’BrienJunior marketing major with a minor in economics Adopting to a new school and its environment may seem daunting, and at times I have felt unsure of how to navigate the Danish system. Lots of research, asking people, and learning-by-doing, I came up with these five tips that I believe can help ease … Continued

Nov 04

Whitney S. Carter: Business Analyst

7 Questions With a Spartan BS Computer Information Systems and Operations Management ’15Business Analyst II, Insurance Industry 1. What do you love most about your job? Problem solving. 2. What’s exciting about the future of your industry/position? Being a part of the different changes within the organization that will improve how we work and becoming … Continued

Oct 22

Gary Keffer: Marketing

Gary KefferMBA 2007Director, Strategic MarketingUniversal Music Group Nashville Pictured with Carrie Underwood at the listening event for her album “Cry Pretty” 1. What do you love most about your job? I love my job. Even with the best job, some days are bonkers. What really makes the job special (and I know it sounds corny, … Continued

Oct 14

Tiffany Grant: Financial Entrepreneur

7 Questions with a Spartan Owner, Money Talk with Tiff MBA 2018 1. What do you love most about your job? I love being able to help people understand complex financial topics and provide guidance as they work their way to financial independence. The countless DMs, text messages, comments, and phone calls with financial wins makes … Continued

Oct 14

International Experiences Fuel Interest in Economics

Global experiences can expand one’s perspective in many ways, and present paths to opportunities previously unforeseen. For Teka Lanahan (BS in Economics, 2019), these experiences are exactly what attracted him to economics. Born in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia and moving to Asheville, North Carolina in his childhood, he became interested in uncovering the mechanisms behind what … Continued

Oct 11

From Intern to Policy Influencer

Justin Larson ’18 PhD is enjoying a career as a research economist at RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Larson interned at RTI International from 2016 until 2018, when he completed the doctoral program. Researching International Issues Larson’s research interests are around environmental and energy issues. At RTI … Continued

Oct 11

PhD Opens Door to Global Opportunities

Jonathan Norris ’18 PhD finds inspiration in opportunities to engage in research on topics we care about in everyday life. He currently works as a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where his time is split between research, teaching, and administrative duties. Right now, the bulk of his time allocation goes toward … Continued

Oct 09

Anna Sullivan: Social Media and Marketing

7 Questions with a Spartan BS Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies 2014 Founder, The Creative Exchange 1. What do you love most about your job? I love that I wake up everyday knowing I am pursuing my dream and able to work with people I choose. I run a small company so everyone has to … Continued

Sep 27

You got lost? So what!

A Study Abroad Adventure Begins By Vivian O’BrienJunior marketing major with a minor in economics As the train rumbles towards its final destination, my heart is pumping blood to my legs faster and faster, building up adrenaline as the train comes to a halt. The doors open at a methodically slow pace, and I burst … Continued

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