"The global spin and challenging nature of the classes really helped get me ready for my first job.”
"The Smith GLS program changed the way I view myself, others and the rest of the world around me.”
Mike & Pam Koban
Mike and Pam have supported education through their generosity to the Haslam College of Business.
“I feel a responsibility and a duty to ensure that our students are competitive for the best jobs on the market.”
“Doctor in Latin means ‘to teach.’ I believe we have an obligation to teach those who are coming up behind us the knowledge and lessons that we have learned—it enriches the future.”
“I would like to see all of our senior class donate something during our upcoming Senior Impact campaign, not just for recognition, but to understand the fundamentals of why giving back is so important.”
“The University of Tennessee offers so many volunteer opportunities; it is a great way to get out and meet people at the same time.”
“I am deeply passionate about building up future professionals and am heavily involved in our campus recruiting efforts.”
“Programs like the Integrated Business and Engineering Program (IBEP) are assisting our students as well as the business community in strengthening the parallels between business and engineering."
Heather Hubbard Morgan
“I was comfortable in my role in community banking (I was the CFO at the time), but I could see that the world was changing, and I didn’t want to be left behind.”
“Analysts have the insight to comb through the data and provide businesses with nuggets that can help them,”
“I became really interested in why these companies were targeting certain customers or choosing specific advertising campaigns.”
“I’d gained knowledge of statistics and learned how to build models, and I used those skills in my internship”
“Owning a bakery was never the dream, but I am learning that some of the greatest opportunities are never what was expected.”
“Work hard each day and jump at any opportunity to take on additional responsibility, even if the task isn’t exactly glamorous."
“A big priority for me is integrating and standardizing our professional development services for all GEE students, particularly the full-time MBA and MS in Business Analytics students."
"Giving one hundred percent at my job, my home and my class work wasn’t easy. My professors always had my back and knew how hard I was working."
"Equally important is my desire to develop my students into life-long learners themselves."
"The accounting department cares so much about the students. The curriculum is difficult but there are professors that want you to succeed and will help you along the way."
“UT embraces the idea of family, and it is easy to see once you spend time on this campus."
“During my time here, I hope to have helped someone feel more at home at UT like my professors and friends have done for me, and I hope to give back even a small portion of what I have received.”
"Haslam’s business analytics department stood out to me, especially how they apply analytics to supply chain and operations management."
"Growing up outside of Atlanta, one would think I would have wanted to be a Georgia bulldog, but they’d be wrong"
"I love my career because it allows me to share knowledge with students while leveraging my research interests in marketing and innovation."
“I want individuals with transferrable skills, who care about this company, rather than a perfect resume.”
“I loved UT so much that after graduating, I immediately became involved in the alumni association.”
“I want to make a difference in the workforce, and I want to provide career and brand advice for peers, recent graduates and anyone looking to advance"
“I really can’t say enough about the support from the entire faculty in management through what has been a very rigorous program.”
Living abroad has been an incredible array of action, self-discovery, and adventure
I am always seeking new opportunities for meaningful development. I want to learn more and do more. That’s what inspires me.
It was a fascinating and very impressionable time during my last semester in the Haslam College of Business
International business initiatives and programs pose a personal and professional interest for me