On Thursday, Feb. 22, UTC hosted its first VW Drive Your Career Day, an event for students who registered to explore internship and career opportunities while networking with VW personnel. VW staff members talked with students about positions in numerous disciplines, including innovation, finance, engineering, computer science, business and human resources. In addition, an ID.4 and the new VW bus were parked next to the silver Power C adjacent to the University Center.
Inventanooga 2023 brought 21 teams and more than 70 students from schools in Hamilton, Bradley and Oconee counties to UTC. Both middle and high school students participated, pitching business ideas they formulated, researched and, in some cases, produced prototypes.
The Sales Institute in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business was officially announced in November 2022, and its first students enrolled in January 2023. Along with classroom courses, the Institute offers six “Business Skills Labs” where students can conduct mock interviews and practice sales calls on potential “buyers.”
For her first three years at UTC, Billee Lassiter was a biochemistry major. Her goal was a career as a gynecologist. In May 2022, she made a hard left turn into a degree that’s a far cry from medicine—marketing.
While commencement typically sees most graduates leave campus for the last time in a long time, others find paths to their future that take them back to where their college journey started. This was the reality for Mackenzie Clark, Jawaad Sheikh and Scarlett Elliott, all recent UTC graduates who are continuing their experience at UTC in a different capacity—as full-time employees.
On Tuesday, March 21, a dual admission agreement between UTC and Chattanooga State Community College was formalized. The Chatt State UTC Connect agreement reiterates a commitment to ensure a smooth transfer of Chattanooga State students to UTC to complete their bachelor’s degree programs.
After stint in prison, Steve Talley turns his life around, and earns a bachelor’s degree.