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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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Inaugural Business Empowerment Academy Gives Participants the Opportunity to Experience ‘College Life’

The inaugural Business Empowerment Academy in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, took place June 25-29 on UTC’s campus. The BEA gives participants the opportunity to experience college life for a week while learning about business careers from faculty, local business leaders, and trips to local companies. Additionally, students learn life skills such as business etiquette, leadership, financial literacy, and networking skills to prepare them for the business

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Inaugural Vision Hospitality Immersion Program Gives Students Hands-on Experience with Careers in the Hospitality Industry

The Vision Hospitality Group and the UTC 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 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 to plan and budget for

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UTC College of Business Hosts Annual Student Pitch Competition

The UTC College of Business hosted its annual Student Pitch Competition on Wednesday, March 28. The competition gives contestants the chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges within a 90-second time frame. This year’s competition included two different competition tracks: traditional ventures and social innovation ventures (organizations that address social problems using business). This year’s pitch competition winners included: Traditional Track 1st Place: Grace

Second Annual Night of Networking Event presented by Decosimo Success Center

The second annual College of Business Night of Networking event, presented by the Decosimo Success Center, took place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The College of Business Night of Networking is a fun event where students and employers were able to make some real connections, seek out internships, find a job, or simply begin networking to learn more about potential careers. We are so thankful for the local companies who continue to

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Chambliss Law Firm Honored Distinguished UTC College of Business Students

Stophel Scholars program connects promising students with Chattanooga business leaders Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. honored the 2017-2018 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the UTC College of Business during the firm’s annual Stophel Scholars reception on Thursday, March 1. The reception at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower offered the six award recipients the opportunity to meet and engage with members of Chattanooga’s business community. Sharing what

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Decosimo Success Center prepares business students for employment through Resume Week event

At the start of every semester, the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center (DSC) dedicates a full week to assisting College of Business students polish their resumes. Business community members from prominent Chattanooga and regional companies are invited to take over the Fletcher Hall student lounge and lend students their expertise by giving their resumes a thorough “once-over”. While providing advice to make these documents more attractive to employers, these

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Chattanooga Professionals Complete 2017 Executive Education Leadership Program

On Wednesday, November 1st, a group of Chattanooga professionals were celebrated as they completed the 2017 UTC College of Business Executive Education Leadership Program. The UTC College of Business Executive Education Center offers area companies a local option for high-quality, powerful leadership learning that provides participants with strategic skills and real-world tools to meet the business challenges of today. The Leadership Program series is delivered in eight sessions over

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UTC College of Business Hosted Presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’

On Wednesday, October 25th, the College of Business hosted a presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’ presented by Curtis Florence of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This event was sponsored by the CFA Society East Tennessee. The opioid epidemic is a serious public health issue affecting communities across the country. Understanding the economic burden of opioid abuse can help decision makers shape

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High School Students Discover Accounting at UTC

        On Tuesday, October 24th local high school students traveled to UTC’s campus to learn about the professional world of accounting. This event was organized by the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA). Many businesses were represented by accounting professionals including First Volunteer Bank, BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Patten and Patten, Inc., UTC College of Business, Career Lane, LLC, and the Tennessee Titans. Topics

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