Ryan Ward got back from California a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t a pleasure trip to Disneyland or Hollywood. He was crunching numbers, digging through spreadsheets, consulting financial records. His trip to the West Coast came as a result of an internship Ward landed through the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the UTC College of Business.
It had been 18 months since Justin Braddock went to the audition in Atlanta and, since no one had called, he figured, “Oh well, I didn’t make the cut.” Then the phone rang last January and the caller asked if he could be in Los Angeles in February.