Coles News: Jul 2020

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  • Virtual Internships Provide Real Experiences

    Students like information systems major Maverick Jones and finance major Kamari Davis have thrived as the coronavirus pandemic has forced their previously in-person internships into virtual experiences.  –  July 28, 2020

  • Accounting Graduate Credits Involvement As Key to Success

    Angie Jackson, an Honors student who officially graduates this week, earned a position as a trumpeter with the Marching Owls, studied abroad in Italy, joined two professional fraternities, and completed two internships – all while earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in just three years.  –  July 23, 2020

  • Donor Builds Relationship with Kennesaw State

    Having started his own business at 21 years old, Kennesaw State Foundation trustee Dave Walens understands the importance of hard work and determination. Walens began serving on, and then chaired, the advisory board of the Shore Entrepreneurship Center. A key initiative was Kennesaw State launching Georgia’s first undergraduate degree program in entrepreneurship in 2017.  –  July 21, 2020

  • Former Disney Executive Advises Students to Play the Long Game

    As young people face an uncertain job market, former Walt Disney Resorts executive Dan Cockerell recently offered words of encouragement to a group of Kennesaw State University students, reminding them of how important it is to “play the long game.”  –  July 10, 2020

  • MBA Alum Richard Cox Jr Takes Lessons from KSU to Business Success

    During his formative years, Richard Cox Jr. always was interested in understanding how things worked. That inquisitive nature continued to serve Cox well, spurring him to take on new challenges and opportunities. Last year, he was promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer of Cox Enterprises, a $21 billion company. Cox explained that he “learned to be a student forever” while earning his Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State.  –  July 09, 2020

  • Coles Scholars Help Local Farmer Grow Business

    For the last five years, students in the prestigious Coles College Scholars Program have wrapped up the spring semester with a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic or Guatemala. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that international travel was off the table. Stacy Campbell and Stephanie Miller, two faculty working with the Scholars program quickly restructured the Maymester course to instead include a domestic service project, which saw students improving efficiency and cost management for a local nonprofit that teaches veterans to become farmers.  –  July 02, 2020