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Below you'll find a recent archive of news related to Career Services at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

EPIC Spotlight: Daymara Baker

EPIC Spotlight: Daymara Baker

It’s bread with benefits. That’s the catch phrase Daymara Baker uses when describing her business, Rockin’ Baker, a bakery tucked inside a small Fayetteville plaza among a bicycle shop and microbrewery.

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EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Schuljak

EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Schuljak

Stephanie Schuljak knew she wanted to help others. She tried majoring in kinesiology with the idea of going to medical school. Science, however, was not her thing.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bill Watt

EPIC Spotlight: Bill Watt

Bill Watt wasn’t looking to earn another college degree. He simply needed to get some insight from Matt Waller and decided to give him a call.

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EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

It started as a class assignment. It became a pet product company that helps animal shelters.

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EPIC Spotlight: Difei Geng

EPIC Spotlight: Difei Geng

Difei Geng doesn’t teach students. He shares with them. “By sharing, you don’t have to agree with me,” Geng says.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

Hanging over Kristian Allee’s desk is a dry erase board with a list of potential research projects he scrawled. “I love this stuff,” he says, looking up at the board.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

If you think marketing and entrepreneurship pertains only to business, guess again. Bjorn Simmons will tell you that entrepreneurial spirit and a know-how attitude can effect change in many aspects of life, whether it’s helping free a man wrongfully imprisoned or creating a tool that can benefit businesses globally.

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EPIC Spotlight: Tim Riley

EPIC Spotlight: Tim Riley

An economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Riley wondered what would happen if he borrowed an idea from Alexey Malakhov, and modified it to see how actively managed mutual funds perform against passively managed investments.

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Students Help Consumers Discover Durable

Students Help Consumers Discover Durable

Lewis and Clark, Teddy Roosevelt and Neil Armstrong are featured in a student-created advertising campaign, courtesy of Anne Velliquette’s Integrated Marketing Communications class.

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EPIC Spotlight: Philip Meek

EPIC Spotlight: Philip Meek

There are no gray areas in auditing. No subjectivity. What you see is what you get.

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EPIC Spotlight: Addison Scott

EPIC Spotlight: Addison Scott

She thought she had failed. This was something Addison Scott did not do.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ken Bills

EPIC Spotlight: Ken Bills

When a CPA visited Ken Bills’ high school class, Bills recalls asking himself, why would anyone do this for a living? He can laugh about it now.

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EPIC Spotlight: Andrew Brownback

EPIC Spotlight: Andrew Brownback

While in grade school, Andrew Brownback discovered he was proficient in math. He entered competitions, occasionally going home with an award.

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EPIC Spotlight: Brian Fugate

EPIC Spotlight: Brian Fugate

If Brian Fugate notices students falling asleep in his class, he can always rouse them with stories about his family’s pig farm in his home state of Tennessee.

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EPIC Spotlight: Billy Yocum

EPIC Spotlight: Billy Yocum

On his first day of class at the University of Arkansas, Billy Yocum sat at an outdoor table in front of Willard J. Walker Hall, consumed with fear. Could he do this? Was he in over his head?

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EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

Ron Freeze’s career began in the auto industry, where he oversaw assembly line equipment and made sure production rolled at a steady pace. A lot could go wrong – a conveyor belt chain could break or a tool misfire – and Ron’s responsibility was to make sure that never happened.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

The Jeep was totaled. It sat in the body shop owned by Jason Ridge’s father, who told him if he wanted a car to drive – a teenage rite of passage – he better get to work.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kathryn Gadberry

EPIC Spotlight: Kathryn Gadberry

When Kathryn Gadberry studied abroad to Mozambique, she was a part of a team that set up an accounting system for chicken farmers so they could sell an affordable source of protein to local consumers, a program known as Eggs for Africa.

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EPIC Spotlight: Collin Grimes

EPIC Spotlight: Collin Grimes

Houston is a city where oil is big and buildings fill the skyline. But securing office space in one of those buildings, or any real estate, in the nation’s fourth largest city can be daunting. Collin Grimes BSBA ’06 First Vice President Global Corporate Services CBRE Group Inc. Houston For Collin Grimes, it’s another day … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Collin Grimes

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EPIC Spotlight: Tracy Liu

EPIC Spotlight: Tracy Liu

If research can positively impact society, then all of those hours toiling over data is well worth it, says Tracy Liu.

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EPIC Spotlight: Scott Hsu

EPIC Spotlight: Scott Hsu

Scott Hsu loved watching American movies in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan. He sought out as many Academy Award-winning films he could and fell in love with “The Sound of Music.” Then there was another one starring Michael Douglas, who played a greedy, ruthless stockbroker. “Wall Street” got Hsu curious about the business world.

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EPIC Spotlight: Lindsay Duckworth

EPIC Spotlight: Lindsay Duckworth

Lindsay Duckworth is always on the move. One moment, she may be at home in Denver, enjoying the Rocky Mountain air. Then she’s on a plane to New York, where she meets with business executives – sometimes in Manhattan.

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Cold and Exciting Days Ahead

Cold and Exciting Days Ahead

Warmth. That is the number one thing Cary Deck will soon miss. Specifically, he will miss the warmth of his colleagues and the research environment at the University of Arkansas more so than the temperature as he travels to Anchorage, Alaska.

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EPIC Spotlight: Andrew Motter

EPIC Spotlight: Andrew Motter

Before Andrew Motter was old enough to drive, he made money by dragging the family lawnmower out of the garage and cutting the neighbors’ grass.

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EPIC Spotlight: Muhammad Rahman

EPIC Spotlight: Muhammad Rahman

As a college student in his native Bangladesh, Muhammad Rahman became fascinated with looking at the world through economics. He listened intently to his professor explain the rise of capitalism and socialism as well as Japan’s economic history.

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EPIC Spotlight: Anita Sambor

EPIC Spotlight: Anita Sambor

As a graduate student, there is a lot to manage besides the assignments listed in the syllabi. Will the financial aid come through? Is the required coarse work met? What if a life event comes up that interferes with studies?

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EPIC Spotlight: Charles Britton

EPIC Spotlight: Charles Britton

Charles Britton figures he has taught about 25,000 University of Arkansas students since arriving on campus in 1969.

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EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

He worked as a journalist in his native China, sold ads and devised business strategies for a company as an intern in New York City. Xiao Ma Assistant Professor Department of Information Systems Yet Xiao Ma knew he’d rather work with computers. He also knew where he would like to be. “Over time, I realized … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

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EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Birch

EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Birch

Hannah was inspired to pursue an education at the Sam M. Walton College of Business when she came to the university as a junior for a convocation that featured presentations by Walton students as well as Jason Adams, the college’s Honors Programs associate director, and Javier Reyes.

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EPIC Spotlight: Claire Yan

EPIC Spotlight: Claire Yan

As a child, Claire Yan watched closely how her mother, a literature teacher, interacted with students. That experience led to Yan standing out on her balcony, talking to plants and flowers that made up her pretend classroom. Now she’s teaching in real students in a real classroom. Yan joined the Department of Accounting in August 2014

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EPIC Spotlight: Peter Katuscak

EPIC Spotlight: Peter Katuscak

Peter Katuscak researches around the globe as he examines the behaviors of auction bidders or how people perceive their tax situations. For the 2014-15 school year, he is a visiting assistant professor with the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, where he teaches microeconomic theory to undergraduates. Peter Katuscak Visiting … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Peter Katuscak

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EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

Johnny Carver grew up surrounded by basketball. His father played for Kansas State University and his brother for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. “I’ve always wanted to be like my brother,” Johnny says. “I look up to him and my dad.” Johnny Carver Freshman Management Major So, as a 6-foot, 3-inch tall … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

Living in the Dallas bedroom community of Grand Prairie, Rachel felt it was time to pursue the discipline at a university beyond the Texas border.

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EPIC Spotlight: Anne Velliquette

EPIC Spotlight: Anne Velliquette

Anne Velliquette has experienced the many faces of marketing. She realized the art of a beautiful floor display and the role of purchasing when she interned as a buyer at a department store. When she sold and marketed turkey products, she was required to learn every aspect of what it takes to prepare the bird … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Anne Velliquette

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EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

Hua Wang has experienced much in his five years in the United States. He has mastered the English language, played French horn with the University of Arkansas band and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Sam M. Walton College of Business in addition to his music degree.

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EPIC Spotlight: John Kent

EPIC Spotlight: John Kent

It was 17 years in the making, but John Kent finally got his dream job of working at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bailey Hart and Brittany Brunson

EPIC Spotlight: Bailey Hart and Brittany Brunson

Brittany Brunson and Bailey Hart initially thought they would send University of Arkansas souvenirs and letters to a group of teens to encourage them to pursue a higher education.

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EPIC Spotlight: Dinesh Gauri

EPIC Spotlight: Dinesh Gauri

Northwest Arkansas is an ideal location to do research in marketing and consumer behavior. If Dinesh Gauri didn’t know it 10 years ago, he knows it now.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

Many fresh college graduates look for exciting careers in big cities like Chicago or New York. Ross Lawrence was one of them. With a bachelor’s degree in finance, he applied to more than 70 jobs in the Windy City and Big Apple. Then he decided he’d give Nevada, Missouri, a try. Ross Lawrence BSBA ’11 … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

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Net Impact Sustainability RSO to Hold First Fall Meeting

Net Impact Sustainability RSO to Hold First Fall Meeting

Net Impact will host its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Willard J. Walker Hall 403. The organization will hold a panel discussion with young professionals, all University of Arkansas alumni, who have incorporated sustainability and social responsibility into their careers.

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Walton’s Career Center Preps Students for Career Readiness

Walton’s Career Center Preps Students for Career Readiness

This semester’s events will include Corporate Spotlight programs, as well as the new “Company of the Day” program.

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Walton Career Closet Clearance Event

Walton Career Closet Clearance Event

The Career Closet has long been a source of professional dress items for the students of the Walton College, providing gently used, and sometimes new, professional dress clothing as part of interview preparation.

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Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Interim Dean Matt Waller has named Vikas Anand to take on a short-term role working with the dean’s office as executive director of strategic planning and innovation.

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Walton Holds Career Fair in Dallas

Walton Holds Career Fair in Dallas

Walton College held its first career fair in Dallas on Monday, March 16. More than 100 students and about 30 companies turned out for the one-day fair. Walton’s George W. Edwards, Jr. Career Center hopes to repeat the Dallas fair in fall 2015.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rwan El-Khatib

EPIC Spotlight: Rwan El-Khatib

Many told Rwan El-Khatib she would not be accepted by a United States doctoral program. It had been difficult for business majors in her native country of Jordan to continue their education in a doctoral program in America, and she repeatedly heard about it. It was almost as if people were challenging her

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Walton Gallery: Spring Business Career Fair 2015 at Bud Walton Arena

Walton Gallery: Spring Business Career Fair 2015 at Bud Walton Arena

Walton conducted its Spring 2015 Business Career Fair on March 3. The spring fair was held in the concourse area of Bud Walton Arena for the first time with a variety of businesses and industries meeting with job-seeking University of Arkansas students.

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Corporate Spotlight Week: Hilton Worldwide

Corporate Spotlight Week: Hilton Worldwide

The Career Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business is debuting a new initiative, Corporate Spotlight, which features one company for a five-day work week. The company is able to network with students, hold interviews, and participate in information sessions during their week on campus.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kristin Kaufman

EPIC Spotlight: Kristin Kaufman

Sometimes it takes years to attain it. But when it does, it can be one of the greatest things life can bring. Kristin Kaufman refers to it as alignment. “It’s when you love what you do and you’re good at it, but, most importantly, it’s tied to something greater than yourself,” she says. Kristin Kaufman … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Kristin Kaufman

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

One summer while in high school, Rachel Mooreland traveled from her Bartlesville, Oklahoma, home to attend a summer program at the University of Arkansas.

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EPIC Spotlight: Allison “Alli” Kinsey

EPIC Spotlight: Allison “Alli” Kinsey

As a high school student, Allison Kinsey worked part time at a local drive-in restaurant. She discovered she really enjoyed two things: working with numbers and reading people to better understand human behavior.

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