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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New Year- Time To Update That Resume!

Written by Sharon Justice, Department of Management

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The start of the New Year always brings time for reflection, refocus, or resolutions.  Often, we think that resolutions have to be momentous, life changing events.  It’s not too late to start the New Year off with new habits that can make a difference, not just resolutions that get lost in the shuffle.  Here are a few to consider:

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College of Business Scholarships Make a Real Difference in Students’ Lives

Written by Ms. Anne Fisher, Director of College of Business Professional Programs

A college degree can open countless opportunities to recent high school graduates, as well as to older adults who have been in the job force for years. Unfortunately, with college tuition costs rising steeply over the last several years, many students are struggling financially to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Scholarships can make reaching reaching the ultimate goal of earning that college degree a reality.

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Personal Finance in the College of Business

Written By Dr. Len Rhodes, Department of Finance

Almost everyone agrees that we in higher education should do something about increasing personal financial literacy and capability among students. Believe it or not, there are still many institutions that do nothing to promote personal financial education on their campus. However, the College of Business has been doing something about it for some time now. Continue reading Personal Finance in the College of Business

Alumni Highlight: J. Robert Mann, Jr.

Screen shot 2014-12-02 at 12.25.33 PMSince graduating from ECU’s MBA program in 2002, Robert Mann has stayed busy building high profile projects across the country.

He first worked in Washington, D.C. on the post 9/11 Pentagon rebuild, then tackled the Howard Hughes Medical Institute East Coast campus, one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. He also worked on the Newseum in Washington, D.C., an interactive museum of news and journalism.
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Students Participate in N.C. State Human Resources Conference

Screen shot 2014-12-02 at 12.25.53 PMThe 2014 N.C. State Human Resources conference was held in Greenville, N.C. earlier this fall, and ECU’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter was invited to volunteer and participate.

Ten students from the College of Business attended the event over the course of four days. With more than 700 HR professionals from across the state attending the conference, students networked, asked questions, and made meaningful connections.
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