ECU Alternative Spring Break “Staycation” Attracts College of Business Students

Written By Dr. Susanne Killian, Career Counselor, CoB Career Center

When we think of Spring Break we often image sun, sand and sleep. While most of our ECU student body is taking advantage of such luxuries, a group of our College of Business LLC students and others are participating in a novel Alternative Spring Break program right here in Greenville. While alternative spring break programs have been available for many years, this particular program is a new offering for ECU students.

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Are you “Career” ready?

SPRING CAREER FAIR is next week!
March 19th, 1-4pm, Minges Coliseum


Written by Lee Brown, Director, College of Business Career Center

Career FairAttending a career fair for many can be a daunting task.  You’re told to make multiple copies of your resume, dress professionally and go. So, how do you make the most of your career fair experience? It really comes down to 3 simple steps: have a plan, network and effectively follow up. Continue reading Are you “Career” ready?

Alumni Highlight: Paul J. Alar (MKTG ’78)

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Paul Alar has led the way as a top investor for 30 years, focusing primarily on various alternative investment strategies. He founded his own Atlanta-based fund, West Mountain Partners LP, in 2002, which was soon recognized as the number one Emerging Manager Fund of Funds by InvestHedge magazine. By 2013, West Mountain Partners had become the best performing fund of funds in the world according to the Barclay Managed Funds Report.

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How to Land a Job Before you Graduate

Insights from a Senior Business Student with Four Job Offers

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Senior finance student Tyler Boruff, 22, plans to graduate this spring, and he already has a great job lined up. Actually, he had four job offers lined up by the beginning of 2015, and selecting the best one was the hard part. Starting July 17, he will be an associate production manager for Aramark in Dallas, Tex. as he begins in thecompany’s management training program called Accelerate to Leadership, or A2L.

“The College of Business was there for me all the way and gave me a lot of valuable guidance throughout my job search, from beginning to end,” Tyler said.

So what are Tyler’s secrets to landing a good job?

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ECU Professor’s Research Makes Cover of Premier Accounting Journal

RebeccaFayAn article authored by East Carolina University Assistant Professor Rebecca Fay recently made the front page of the Journal of Accountancy, the leading journal published by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The magazine reaches 500,000 accounting and finance professionals each month, more than all other accounting publications combined.
The article, “I’m not biased, am I?” was published  as the Journal of Accountancy’s cover story on Feb. 1, 2015. Norma R. Montague, assistant professor of accounting at Wake Forest University, served as co-author.

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Internship Outside of Comfort Zone Pays Off

Written By Dr. Susanne Killian, Career Counselor, CoB Career Center

Henry David Thoreau stated, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” This quote encompasses the career path of Wings Mankedick, a Master’s of Business Administration student here in the East Carolina University College of Business.

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