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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.

Dean Waller Holds Student Town Hall on Sept. 20

Dean Waller Holds Student Town Hall on Sept. 20

Walton College students: Got a question for Dean Matt Waller? Get your answers at a student town hall meeting with the dean Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development (RCED 120).

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Riddle Joins Walton Development Team

Riddle Joins Walton Development Team

Derrick Riddle has joined the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas as assistant director of development.

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Board Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Board Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame board is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of leaders who have made a lasting contribution to business and their communities. The nomination deadline is July 31.

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2018 Walton College freshman orientation

2018 Walton College freshman orientation

View our photo album from Walton College’s 2018 freshman orientation.  Check back each weekday in June for updates.  

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#Walton2018 Gallery

#Walton2018 Gallery

A gallery of images from Walton College’s 2018 commencement celebration. Enjoy!    

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Dean Waller Speaks at Governor’s Transformation Town Hall

Dean Waller Speaks at Governor’s Transformation Town Hall

Matt Waller, dean of the Walton College, participated in a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 8, at a Transformation Town Hall in Springdale conducted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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14 Students to Serve as 2018-19 Walton Ambassadors

14 Students to Serve as 2018-19 Walton Ambassadors

Fourteen students will serve as Sam M. Walton College of Business ambassadors for the 2018-19 school year.

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Outstanding Students, Alumni Honored at Awards Banquet

Outstanding Students, Alumni Honored at Awards Banquet

Three outstanding alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas were recognized at the college’s annual awards banquet for their accomplishments and service to Walton College.

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Walton College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Walton College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Tomas Jandik, a professor in the Department of Finance and the Dillard’s Chair in Corporate Finance, has been recognized with the Outstanding All-Around Faculty Award for 2017-18 by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Enrollment Opened for Dean Waller’s Forum: Entrepreneurs class

Enrollment Opened for Dean Waller’s Forum: Entrepreneurs class

Enrollment without the need to fill out an application will be open for Honors College students wishing to take the Forum: Entrepreneurs class taught by Matt Waller, dean of the Walton College.

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Three Alumni to Be Honored at Walton College Awards Banquet on April 19

Three Alumni to Be Honored at Walton College Awards Banquet on April 19

Three outstanding alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will be honored this spring at the college’s annual awards banquet.

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Spring Business Career Fair to Feature 120 Companies

Spring Business Career Fair to Feature 120 Companies

More than 120 companies will be at Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday, March 6, to meet with University of Arkansas students for the spring Business Career Fair.

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Forum: Entrepreneurs Will Wed History, Future of Entrepreneurship in Arkansas

Forum: Entrepreneurs Will Wed History, Future of Entrepreneurship in Arkansas

Curiosity, passion, vision and willingness to take risks. If that sounds like you – or like the person you wish to be – check out a University of Arkansas Honors College class being taught next fall on Arkansas entrepreneurs.

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10 U of A Students to Be Selected for Friedman Colloquium in Vermont

10 U of A Students to Be Selected for Friedman Colloquium in Vermont

Ten University of Arkansas students will be selected to attend a four-day colloquium in Vermont to expand their knowledge of and discuss the political and economic free-market principles advanced by Nobel economics laureate Milton Friedman. 

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Registration Open for China Study Abroad 2018

Registration Open for China Study Abroad 2018

Registration is open until Feb. 1 for the 2018 China study abroad program.

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Chitester to Speak About Economic Way of Thinking

Chitester to Speak About Economic Way of Thinking

Bob Chitester, founder and chairman of the board of the Free To Choose Network, is returning to the University of Arkansas to speak about economics and the economic way of thinking.

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Jebaraj Named Director of Center for Business and Economic Research

Jebaraj Named Director of Center for Business and Economic Research

Mervin Jebaraj has been named director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas following a national search. His new role begins effective Jan. 1.

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Walton Career Services Preps Students for Career Readiness

Walton Career Services Preps Students for Career Readiness

In addition to traditional career fairs, professional development sessions, informational sessions and interviews, this semester’s events will include weekly Are You Ready? pop-up shops, as well as its Company of the Day program.

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Blockchain Hackathon a Success For Students, Companies

Blockchain Hackathon a Success For Students, Companies

Sixty-five students from across the University of Arkansas each worked more than a dozen hours to push the limits of blockchain technology and propose creative and imaginative solutions for six use cases posed by Northwest Arkansas industries.

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Myers Joins Walton Development Team

Myers Joins Walton Development Team

Wren Myers is joining the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas as assistant director of development.

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Three Walton Students Awarded Fleischer Scholarships

Three Walton Students Awarded Fleischer Scholarships

Three freshmen – Hailye Williams, Alyssa Bradford and Madison Holmes – have been awarded $10,000 scholarships, renewable for four years, to attend the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas through the Fleischer Scholars Program.

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Diversity is E.P.I.C. 2017 Is This Week at Walton College

Diversity is E.P.I.C. 2017 Is This Week at Walton College

University of Arkansas students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about the importance of diversity in corporate America and in the global economy during Diversity is E.P.I.C. 2017, Oct. 23 to 27, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Walton Career Services at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Spatz Named Employee of the Quarter

Spatz Named Employee of the Quarter

Casey Spatz, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Supply Chain Management, has been named employee of the first quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Going Global – Interning in India

Going Global – Interning in India

By Amanda Pipes Now more than ever students across university campuses are craving to go abroad. Fall, spring and summer sessions offered by the University of Arkansas are making some students’ dreams come true.

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Leadership Walton Forms Student Executive Committee

Leadership Walton Forms Student Executive Committee

A student executive committee has been formed this fall to help direct Leadership Walton, a career path management program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

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Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Even University of Arkansas students who don’t know a blockchain from a Lego brick can take part in next month’s Blockchain Hackathon.

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Class Teaches Students: Control Your Money or It’ll Control You

Class Teaches Students: Control Your Money or It’ll Control You

People sing about money. (Think the Beatles, Cindi Lauper, ABBA, Lady Gaga.) They talk about money. They dream about money. But not many ordinary, everyday people do much about money.

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Students Serve as 2017-18 Walton Ambassadors

Students Serve as 2017-18 Walton Ambassadors

Thirteen students have been named Sam M. Walton College of Business student ambassadors for 2017-18. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office in recruiting students.

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Students: Win $15,000 in McMillon Innovation Studio Contest

Students: Win $15,000 in McMillon Innovation Studio Contest

University of Arkansas students who can slice and dice data to anticipate trends and help retailers and suppliers stay out in front of their customers can win $15,000 in the McMillon Innovation Studio’s second design contest.

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Walton College Launches ‘Walton Biz Talk’ Podcast

Walton College Launches ‘Walton Biz Talk’ Podcast

Interested in business communication? Entrepreneurship? Professionalization? Innovation? Have you ever wondered how to balance your career and passions? Do you ever ask yourself, what should I be doing in college and how will this knowledge transfer into the professional world?

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Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends.

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Leadership Walton Application Deadline Is July 31

Leadership Walton Application Deadline Is July 31

Undergraduate business majors are encouraged to apply for membership in Leadership Walton, a professional development program offering a unique blend of academic, leadership and career development opportunities. 

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Greenway Supports Students, Two Colleges with Campaign Arkansas Gift

Greenway Supports Students, Two Colleges with Campaign Arkansas Gift

Greenway Equipment, Inc. of Weiner, is contributing $250,000 to the University of Arkansas to benefit students in the Walton College and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

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Nominations Open for 2018 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Nominations Open for 2018 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame board is accepting nominations for the 2018 class of leaders who have made a lasting contribution to business and their communities.

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Researchers Pursue Interdisciplinary Breakthroughs in Big Data

Researchers Pursue Interdisciplinary Breakthroughs in Big Data

The deans of the College of Engineering, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Walton College convened a summit of more than 50 University of Arkansas data scientists and researchers to plot new directions that will produce breakthroughs in the field.

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Acxiom Creates Walton College Scholarship in Honor of Jones Family

Acxiom Creates Walton College Scholarship in Honor of Jones Family

Acxiom Corporation has contributed $100,000 to Campaign Arkansas to establish an endowed scholarship for the Office of Global Engagement in the Walton College.

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Accreditation Renewed for Walton College and Accounting

Accreditation Renewed for Walton College and Accounting

AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — has extended the accreditation of both the Walton College and its Department of Accounting.

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Vanlue Named Employee of the Third Quarter

Vanlue Named Employee of the Third Quarter

Marrianna Vanlue, administrative support supervisor in the Technology Center, has been named employee of the third quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Three Alumni, Nearly 50 Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet

Three Alumni, Nearly 50 Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet

The Sam M. Walton College of Business recognized three exceptional alumni and nearly 50 students for outstanding achievement at its annual awards banquet.

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Sheets Named Director of Business Communication Lab

Sheets Named Director of Business Communication Lab

Ryan Sheets, new director of the Walton College’s Business Communication Lab, sees his job as more than correcting subject-verb agreement, rescuing essay topics that have veered off course or calming pre-presentation jitters.

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Talk Entrepreneurial Ideas with Startup Junkie at McMillon Innovation Studio

Talk Entrepreneurial Ideas with Startup Junkie at McMillon Innovation Studio

Startup Junkie, known globally for building startups and entrepreneurial communities, is setting up regular meetings at the McMillion Innovation Studio to hear student, faculty and staff ideas for innovative new businesses.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., U of A Create Supply Chain Innovation Center

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., U of A Create Supply Chain Innovation Center

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is making a $2.75 million investment in the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the Walton College to advance supply chain management efficiency through technology.

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Grox Industries to Compete in Rice Business Plan Competition

Grox Industries to Compete in Rice Business Plan Competition

Grox Industries will compete with some of the world’s top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University, April 6-8, 2017.

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Bear State Bank Supports Fleischer Spirit Scholars Program

Bear State Bank Supports Fleischer Spirit Scholars Program

Bear State Bank of Little Rock is making a gift of $50,000 to the Fleischer Spirit Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas. The program fosters commitment and entrepreneurial growth for Arkansas communities.

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Eight U of A Students to Be Selected to Attend Friedman Conference in Vermont

Eight U of A Students to Be Selected to Attend Friedman Conference in Vermont

Eight University of Arkansas students will be selected to attend a three-day conference in Vermont to learn about and discuss the political and economic free-market principles advanced by Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman.

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Walton College Faculty Awards Announced

Walton College Faculty Awards Announced

Dean Matt Waller announced the Walton College faculty awards for 2016-17.

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Dean Waller Named to State Transformation Advisory Board

Dean Waller Named to State Transformation Advisory Board

Matthew A. Waller, dean of the Walton College, has been named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to a newly created board to identify efficiencies and cost-savings in Arkansas government.

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Jebaraj Named Employee of the Second Quarter by Walton College

Jebaraj Named Employee of the Second Quarter by Walton College

Mervin Jebaraj, assistant director in the Center for Business and Economic Research, has been named employee of the second quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

Experts Set to Discuss Economy at 23rd Business Forecast Luncheon

A panel of experts will discuss the outlook for the regional, national and international economy at the 23rd annual Business Forecast luncheon.The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers.

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