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Two MMS Programs Offer Opportunities to Stretch & Grow

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” Nearly everyone laughs when I share this quip by the American humorist Will Rogers. It isn’t particularly American, of course, so that’s why it even works … Continue reading

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Rekindling My Political Interest

Everyone around me seemed to be breathless and frazzled. It was the end of the first fall term, and with our first real break and Halloween coming up, perhaps it was appropriate that we all looked like zombies. But contrary … Continue reading

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Get Your Foot in the Stock Market

If you’re anything like me, you’ve never really delved into the tangled mess that is the stock market – and you might consider yourself lucky. If you find yourself curious though, like I did, about how all of those scrolling … Continue reading

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Career Resources for International Students

We all know that the world economy is not at its best – and the same goes for the economy here, too. It’s especially difficult for us internationals because along with the cultural and language barriers that some of us … Continue reading

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The Business of Moneyball

Book & Movie Review Moneyball is the third Michael Lewis book that I’ve read this year, but this time it’s accompanied by a movie. Lewis has quickly become one of my favorite authors, mainly because he is a good storyteller, … Continue reading

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BB&T CEO Teaches Values-based Leadership

We recently welcomed John A. Allison, former Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, to campus. Hearing a speaker of Mr. Allison’s caliber is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Aspiring to build a career in financial services, I thought Allison’s views on leadership … Continue reading

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A Business Leader’s Philosophy

Former Bank President & CEO Shares Thoughts on Success John Allison, former president and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Bank, came to speak to the MMS class this past Monday. Mr. Allison shared his thoughts and philosophy on business, and … Continue reading

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The End of Interviews — I Got a Job!

I am pleased to share that I will be employed after graduating from the MMS program in May! Yesterday, I officially accepted a corporate strategy consulting position with Wells Fargo in Charlotte. I am excited to get started, but I’m … Continue reading

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Interview Season in Full Gear

I applied to the MMS program so I could get a leg up on competition for jobs. MMS students compete with undergraduates for positions. In addition, some companies specifically recruit MMS students for better-than-entry-level jobs. Now that we’re 40% done … Continue reading

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