Jan 15

“How are your grades?”

This is the one (dreaded) question every student expects to hear from their family and friends when they finish the semester and head home for break. They’re not wrong to focus on your grades; high school GPA is the best predictor of college success, and college GPA is a huge factor when looking at honor … Continued

Dec 21

Revitalizing Your Career

Are you feeling stuck or stale in your current career path? Whether you’re ready to position yourself for a promotion within your current employer or change fields altogether, now might be the time to consider a graduate certificate or degree. Bramley Crisco, who manages Employer and Corporate Relations at UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business … Continued

Dec 19

From NC to MN: Pursuing a Career in Finance

Born into an immigrant family from Columbia, Jeffrey Cardenas’s mom always stressed education. Cardenas didn’t disappoint. From community college to graduate school to a career in finance, Cardenas has consistently challenged himself to make the most of all aspects of his life—in school, work, and play. With offers from SunTrust and Ford, Cardenas chose a … Continued

Dec 10

Building Skills Through Student Projects

It’s easy for students to overlook the professional value of completing class group projects. However, these opportunities can provide the building blocks for both career-specific and “soft” skills (such as communication and leadership) that will be necessary in the workplace.   Bryan School alumnus Wayne “Tony” Marsh (MS ’16) has first-hand experience with this. While … Continued

Dec 06

From Anchors Away to Accounting Success

Whether on the ocean or in the office, Robbie Gaines (BS ’10, MSA ‘11) has always given back to his community. Here he continues his commitment to service by sharing his story as well as career-development tips for students and young professionals.  “Prior to attending UNCG, I served in the US Navy. The personal satisfaction from … Continued

Nov 28

Designing and Developing Data Quality Programs

John Boney describes himself as a man of few words, but he’s a person of many labels—leader, competitor, collector, and connoisseur. Boney’s colleagues describe him as a quiet leader who thrives on efficiency and optimal performance. A competitor, Boney participates in video game tournaments, reveling in fast-paced action that engages his reflexes and rewards knowledge … Continued

Nov 16

The Perfect Pair: Passion and a Degree

After working in the healthcare field for 10 years, Beth Fisher ’16 knew it was time to take on a new role in the industry. She paired her past skills as a Speech and Language Pathologist with an MBA degree to build a new career as a Performance Improvement Advisor within the healthcare industry. “I … Continued

Nov 07

Driving Results in Data Analytics Career

Change makers, problem solvers, super heroes? Whatever you call economists, they’re professionals who engage in analysis to discover information and drive results. Bryan School alumna Lydia Hassell is one such leader. Whether automating sales forecasts or predicting future trends, she impacts HanesBrands Inc.’s bottom line in her data analysis career. “I’ve worked cross-functionally with many … Continued

Oct 31

Intern Intentionality

This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern with VF Corporation as their Global Compensation Intern. Having prior internship and full-time work experience, I wanted to make sure to approach this opportunity with intentionality. So often, we get sucked into a routine of learning a position solely based on the job description when there … Continued

Oct 22

Standing Out by Adding a Master’s Degree

Unsure of what to do after graduation? Bryan School alumnus Elizabeth Friss was in the same situation after earning her BS in Accounting in 2015. “I was not sure of my next move. I had an internship for the summer but was unsure of what to do next. I decided to get my MS in … Continued

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