University of Tennessee

Haslam Seniors Selected for New Fellowship Program

October 28, 2020

Meghan Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ryan Jayne of Brentwood, Tenn., have been selected for the Red Castle Fellows Program for fall 2020. Both students are seniors majoring in business analytics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business.

This is the inaugural semester for the fellowships, which are funded by workforce analytics consultancy Red Castle Human Capital. The program’s baccalaureate track, for which Davis and Jayne were selected, is open to rising juniors and seniors with interest and expertise in workforce analytics. The program also offers a graduate fellows track for master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral students studying workforce data mining, data engineering, data analyses or data programming. 

“The Red Castle Fellows program is intended to help our Haslam students gain real-world consulting experience in a client-facing environment,” said Tim Munyon, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at Haslam and managing partner of Red Castle. “Beyond exposing students to consulting work, we also work to mentor and develop students so that they can assume leadership roles in industry after the program ends.” 

The fellows receive access to and development from the consultancy’s senior team, a complimentary student membership in the Academy of Management, a paid stipend and the opportunity to help real clients in a workforce analytics consulting environment. Jayne is working directly with Red Castle on project consulting while Davis is supporting clients with Clayton Homes. 

“Clayton is one of the most important employers in our region, and it is fitting that our inaugural fellows would be placed with a company that has done so much for our community,” Munyon said. “We are thrilled to choose Meghan and Ryan as our inaugural fellows. Both of these students exhibit the professionalism, drive and intelligence that our clients are seeking.”

Interviews for prospective fellows take place twice a year—in June/July for August/September placements, and in November/December for January/February placements. After a rigorous screening process, Red Castle’s leadership and clients work together to choose the fellows. The typical term for the fellowship is one year. 

Stacy Estep, business writer/publicist,