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Second-annual Vision Hospitality Immersion Program gives students hands-on experience

Vision Hospitality Group and the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business recently hosted a week-long Hospitality Immersion Program for students interested in exploring careers in the hospitality industry. Participants spent a week staying in and visiting Vision Hospitality properties in downtown Chattanooga and received hands-on experience in hotel management, operations, food and beverage, and marketing. The students also completed a week-long project in which they worked in teams

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MAcc student receives ‘Student Research Award’ at national conference

Current Master’s of Accountancy student, Madison Gaither, received the Student Research Award for her most recent research at the SOBIE (Society of Business, Industry, and Economics) conference in Sandestin, FL. Madison’s research paper, “Challenges and Opportunities of First-Generation College Students in Business: An Exploratory Survey” was selected among 23 total student research submissions. SOBIE is “the premier academic conference for small and regional universities”. When asked why she chose

Student Feature: Jake Huffine, Accounting

Jake Huffine, a graduating senior double majoring in Accounting and Finance, sat down for an interview with the Accounting Department to walk us back through his successful four-year collegiate career. Throughout his time at UTC, Huffine has sustained a 4.0 GPA, partaken in two internships with PlayCore and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), was named SoCon Wrestling Student Athlete of the Week (Dec. 26, 2018), and served on the Rollins

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Top-Performing Business Students Recognized at 2019 Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business’ top performing students were honored during the Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in UTC’s Patten Chapel. Each year in the Spring, the Rollins College of Business honors students at the Student Recognition Ceremony in the following categories: Student Organizations and Leaders, Departmental Awards and Honor Societies, John C. Stophel Distinguished Scholars, and graduating seniors. Students were also inducted

Student Blog Post: A Day in the Life…

Written by Madi Taylor, Rollins College of Business Senior A day in the life of a Rollins College of Business student starts off with coffee, of course! Internships are a part of our education, so I work 12-15 hours a week in the Communications and Marketing Department on campus getting real work experience in a university marketing office. My classes are Monday-Thursday and include classes like Professional Selling, Consumer

Student Blog Post: How did I get to Peru?

Written by Mickayla Turner, Rollins College of Business Student Fortunately for students of the Rollins College of Business (RCOB), those that cannot (or do not want to) participate in a semester-long study abroad program can take trips abroad between semesters. The International Business Experiences can last approximately 10 to 14 days and fit nicely in winter break and/or summer break. Winter break was the perfect fit for me. The

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UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 24 in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2018 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Wednesday, October 24 on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. The event was hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence and was presented by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UTC students, faculty and staff, as well as Chattanooga community members, heard from Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb (co-founders of Rock/Creek). “Webb

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UTC donors join celebration for largest private gift in university history

Alumnus Gary Rollins and his wife, Kathleen Rollins, were the guests of honor as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty, staff and students thanked the couple for the largest philanthropic gift in UTC history. Cheerleaders, members of the marching band and dance team kicked off festivities celebrating the naming of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business after the Rollins gave $40 million to the college. Renaming the college

International Business Experience Course Opportunities: Applications Still Accepted

Studying abroad can be transformational and life-changing. The Rollins College of Business offers a variety of opportunities for international study, with two options for the Spring 2019 semester. Each of these courses are open to undergraduates (with at least junior standing) and graduate students of ALL majors. No foreign language experience needed. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Read more below: Option 1: “Doing Business in Germany and German

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Rollins College of Business Celebrates Graduates of the 2018 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business Veterans Entrepreneurship Program class of 2018 arrived in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 21 to begin what is known as VEP Boot Camp. Now in its seventh year, the VEP boot camp instructors provided participants with a rigorous schedule. Participating veterans received instruction in Leverage, Risk & Guerrilla Action; Business Model Canvas Workshop; Innovation & Creativity; Personal Selling; Financing Your Venture; and many

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