Coles News: Apr 2021

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  • Partner at Atlanta's 'Best Place to Work' Gives Students Leadership Advice

    The southeast regional offices of mortgage company Supreme Lending topped Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of the Best Places to Work in 2020. As part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business’s flagship Tetley leadership series, Supreme Lending’s regional operating partner Pat Flood spoke to Kennesaw State University students about his approach to leading people and building relationships.  –  April 28, 2021

  • Coles Double Major Earns National Recognition for Research

    Jacob Rybak is having an unforgettable final year as a Kennesaw State University student, presenting to prestigious research conferences across the country and even being a featured speaker for one of them. Rybak has been working with professor Susan Hardy for several months on research aimed at reforming the prison system in the United States and reducing the number of former inmates who relapse into criminal activity and return to jail. Rybak has given presentations online for seven different research conferences, including at Harvard, Virginia Tech and most recently Stanford, for which he also was a plenary speaker.  –  April 27, 2021

  • Scott Widmier on the Power of Customer Reviews

    Speaking to consumer advocacy group WalletHub, Coles College faculty Scott Widmier, associate professor of marketing and professional sales, looks at the strengths and weaknesses of national and regional car insurance providers.  –  April 20, 2021

  • Ben Scafidi on Teaching Financial Literacy to Young People

    Speaking to Wallethub.com, economics professor Ben Scafidi details how parents can talk to their kids about financial responsibility, and how students in K-12 can also learn this skill.  –  April 20, 2021

  • Apple Executive, Kennesaw State Alum, Encourages Students to Aim High

    Aaron Gagnon, Apple’s chief audit executive, earned his accounting degree from Kennesaw State in 1994. He returned to campus this week from his home in Austin, Texas, to speak with students in the Master of Accounting program about careers in the industry and the role Kennesaw State has played in his success.  –  April 16, 2021

  • Student Managed Investment Fund Wins CFA Ethics Challenge

    When faced with difficult choices, students in the Kennesaw State University Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) proved that they can make the right decisions by taking first place in the recent CFA Society Atlanta Ethics Challenge.  –  April 15, 2021

  • As Business Evolves, Cyber Defense Competition Evolves With It

    When 56 students from seven universities participated in the recent Southeastern Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition hosted by Kennesaw State University, they found some key changes to the event this year designed to better prepare them for the kinds of business-related challenges cybersecurity professionals face every day.  –  April 02, 2021



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