University of South Florida College of BusinessJanuary 2013
Corporate Mentor Program spurs student success
The students, who are the first in their families to attend college, are starting their careers right after graduation.

In an economic environment where many recent graduates are just struggling to find jobs,
first-generation students at the College of Business are setting the bar high for success.

Of the 14 students in the College of Business's Corporate Mentor Program who graduated in December, all of them have jobs, and 13 have jobs within their field of study. Read More.
Dell Executive teaches innovation
His presentation was the first in a new MBA speaker series.

  Dell Chief Innovation Officer Jim Stikeleather requires that everyone on his innovation team read a science fiction book every year.

"Science fiction does a good job of anticipating the future," he said. "People laugh at me, but then I say, 'How many of you have a StarTrek communicator on your belt?' You all do."

Stikeleather, who holds an MBA from USF, spoke to an audience of MBA students January 10 about the nature of innovation, its function in the economy, and how to be more innovative as an individual. Read More.


Faculty Spotlight: Sport & Entertainment Management Director Bill Sutton
The director of the College of Business's newest program has wide-ranging experience in the sports management industry.

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Bill Sutton gained a love of sports watching the Pittsburgh Pirates play.

Years later, he is still fascinated by sports, but by aspects other than the swing of a bat or the curve of a pitch. Now, it's the business of sports that intrigues him. Read More.


Fifth Annual Elevator Competition upcoming
The yearly event helps students gain confidence and learn presentation skills.

 Business students everywhere are familiar with the "elevator pitch": the one-minute speech you'd give about yourself and your abilities if you happened to find yourself in the elevator with a recruiter for the job of your dreams.

For the fifth year, the College of Business is sending its students to the elevators -- literally. Read More.
Leading businesswomen coming to USF
Business leaders plan to share their expertise with students during the C200 Reachout event.

Nearly two dozen of the world's top women in business will be coming to USF's College of Business February 26 to share their expertise with USF students in a series of of breakout sessions highlighting the positive aspects of a business career. Read More.

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Advice to new College of Business Students
Advice to new College of Business Students


Distinguished speakers make USF appearances 
The spring semester has a packed schedule of upcoming speakers at the College of Business.

From the former president of Madison Square Garden Sports to the executive vice president for The Nielsen Company, the College of Business provides its students with not only academic learning, but insight and connection to the worldwide business community. Read More.
FedEx CIO Offers Insight into Future of Tech
Rob Carter, also a USF MBA Alumnus, spoke about FedEx's mission to "seek the edge of techology."

At the College of Business' first "Breakfast with a CIO" event recently, sponsored by Tech Data, Tampa's IT community and USF students had a chance to hear from a leader in information technology. Read More. 


In This Issue
Corporate Mentor Program spurs student success
Dell Executive teaches innovation
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Congratulations to King O'Neal Scholar Brittany Bandel! 
Brittany graduated this fall with an accounting degree and a 4.0 GPA, making her a King O'Neal scholar. Go Business Bulls!
College of Business makes top social media list
The USF College of Business is included on the roster of the Top 100 Social Media Friendly MBA schools, ranking 72. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see why!
Upcoming Events
Jan. 24: Career Boot Camp in the College of Business atrium, 2- 6 p.m.

Jan. 25: Accounting Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Marshall Student Center.
Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9: USF CPA Review Courses in Regulation
Jan. 30: Spring 2013 Career Networking Fair, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Marshall Student Center
Feb. 8: 4th Annual Florida Student Summit, Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: C200 Reachout
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Faculty and Staff Notes

Jo Callender joined the Dean's Office as a development specialist. Previously, she was in development for USF Health.  

ISDS Professor Alan Hevner presented a workshop on design science research in accounting at the American Accounting Association's 2013 Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

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