Senior John Crain successfully balances school and military service while gaining real-world business experience

In just four years, John Crain has amassed an impressive amount of real world experience. John, a senior Human Resources major, has taken advantage of numerous opportunities through UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business including a Human Resources internship with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), one of Chattanooga’s largest employers. “The last 4 years have been amazing,” John said. “I have grown as a student, as a man, and

A New Normal: How Remote Work is Becoming More Popular Among College Students and Recent College Graduates

Remote work is becoming more popular for college students while they are earning their degree and after graduation. This change was imminent, but fast-tracked by a global pandemic that forced our workforce to adapt. So why is it growing in popularity? Employers are offering more remote opportunities Chattanooga, Tennessee, is home to some of the fastest internet in the world and was recently named the #1 Best Work-from-Home City

7 Ways Getting an MBA Will Benefit Your Employer

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It’s simple to see that obtaining an MBA can benefit you. Having a higher degree typically means a more extensive skill set, higher pay, and better job opportunities. However, how does getting an MBA benefit your employer? How Will an MBA Benefit My Company? Actually, when you improve your professional appeal, it has a direct impact on your company’s appeal as well, which is something most employers can benefit from equally.

Rollins College of Business Announces Recipients of the Excellence in Research Awards for Fall 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Excellence in Research Awards. The award winners for Fall 2020 are: Navid Aghakhani Sami Dakhlia Dutch Fayard Hemant Jain Nai Lamb David Locander Christopher Plouffe Philip Roundy Nilesh Sah Surani Nishani Vincent Claudia Williamson For more details about their individual publications, visit: https://new.utc.edu/gary-w-rollins-college-of-business-excellence-research-awards The Rollins College of Business Excellence in Research Awards program was established to support

Sandra Cordell, Director of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program in the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business, awarded Quilt of Valor

Sandra Cordell, Director of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program in the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business, was awarded a Quilt of Valor from the Quilts of Valor Foundation and UTC Veteran Student Services on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  A Quilt of Valor is awarded to active duty service members and living veterans of the Armed Forces who served in the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and

8 Tips for Balancing Your MBA Education with Work and Life

Can You Get an MBA While Working Full Time? The benefits of securing an MBA are both numerous and pronounced. But make no mistake, the road to any graduate degree in business is quite long and arduous. Even workaholics can easily overextend themselves in their pursuit of an MBA, ultimately paying the price in terms of extreme fatigue, poor health, and the loss of quality time with family and friends. Despite the time-consuming challenges

11 Job Search Tips for MBA Students, Updated for 2021

As a result of a global pandemic in 2020 and the ensuing economic downturn, the job market looks a lot different today than it did a year or two ago.  That trend could continue.  The market is flooded with job seekers—some of whom have significant industry experience. Current or prospective MBA students could be feeling apprehensive about what happens when they complete their degrees. What are the best ways to stand out

College congratulates Gary W. Rollins on being named one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2020

Gary W. Rollins, Chairman and CEO of Rollins, Inc. and naming donor of the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business, was honored as one of 2020’s Most Admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The awards, presented virtually in December, honored Atlanta-based CEOs with a strong record of innovation, outstanding financial performance, and commitment to diversity in the workplace, who have made significant contributions to the metro community.

Are You a New MBA student? Here’s How to Have a Successful First Year

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Students who are beginning an MBA program are embarking on a new adventure. Not only are they preparing to take on graduate-level coursework that will help them further their careers and allow them to accomplish their professional goals, but they also are often balancing that degree program with their existing responsibilities. Many MBA students are professionals who have full-time jobs, or parents who have young children at home. Given the unique challenges that they may face, it

James A. “Jim” Frost, founder and CEO of Frost Cutlery and member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, passes away

James A. “Jim” Frost, founder and CEO of Frost Cutlery and member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, passed away on January 7, 2021. Mr. Frost had a remarkable impact on the Chattanooga region’s business community. Read Mr. Frost’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Biography From Mr. Frost’s Tribute via Heritage Funeral Home: Mr. Frost was born on November 13, 1941, to