Feb 08

An Explorer of Analytics

Ryan Emerson canoed the Mississippi River alone from central Minnesota to New Orleans in 88 days. Three weeks later, he started his Master’s in Applied Economics. It should come as no surprise, then, that Emerson’s current colleagues describe him as motivated and focused. Emerson has developed his own style of work/life balance. When traveling for … Continued

Feb 07

Dressing to Impress

When you show up to your next interview, will your outfit be an asset or a distraction? Dressing to an impress at an interview is about more than just wearing a suit. It’s important to consider the details that could help or hurt your chances to get hired for your dream job. Glynis Bell (MS … Continued

Jan 22

6 Tips to be a Successful Student

In order to be successful, I think that you must realize that you are and always will be a student. You may not always have an academic institution listed as your primary vocation, but you should have the mindset that continuous learning is paramount. Since graduating in 2010, I’ve held analyst roles at BB&T, KPMG, … 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 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 10

Passion for Health Policy Analysis

Whether traveling abroad, testing recipes, or playing soccer, Bryan School alumna Anna MacMonegle thrives on exploration and teamwork. That adventurous spirit serves her well in health policy analysis. She spends her days at RTI International in Research Triangle Park turning hypothetical questions to actionable data. By formulating plans to ask important questions, reviewing data sources, … Continued