May 23

Life After Graduation

It was May 2011. I had done it. I had earned a college degree! Everyone was proud. One small problem: I had no job. I entered UNCG in 2006 and was certain that, by the autumn of 2010, I’d be in New York counting more money than my parents had ever made. What I didn’t … Continued

May 16

Planning a Career Change

Are you contemplating a career transition? It can be daunting thinking about the best way to approach a job search, even in the incredibly hot job market that we’re in today with unemployment lower than it’s been in years. Here is a five-step framework that can help you with tackling a successful career transition: 1. … Continued

Apr 05

How to Negotiate Salary

Bryan School alumna Ashlee Wagner ’11, currently a Practice Leader at Charles Aris, shares tips on negotiating salary as part of a job offer. Welcome to Tips from Top Talent – a new series of blogs and video webcasts with top talent from the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Each month an alumna/alumnus will … Continued

Apr 02

Growing Your Network

What is a professional network? The goal of networking is to build professional relationships and create personal connections.  Building your network is about meeting and establishing mutually-beneficial relationships with other professionals. Professional networking is much more than swapping business cards or connecting on LinkedIn; it is building relationships and developing trust with other professionals. It … Continued

Mar 27

End the Networking Nightmares

 “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”  “Your network is your net worth.” “You’re either networking, or you’re not working.” The half of you reading this who consider yourself extroverts may think networking is no big deal – but I’ll bet you could use some tips on how to network more effectively. The … Continued

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

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