College of Business Annual Events
At the start of every semester, we dedicate a full week to assisting College of Business students polish their resumes. We invite business community members from prominent Chattanooga and regional companies to take over the Fletcher student lounge and lend our students their expertise by giving their resumes a thorough once-over. We call this the Real Resume Review! While providing advice to make these documents more attractive to employers, these events also give students an opportunity to network with some of the gatekeepers of these great organizations. Additionally, students will have the chance to drop by to get their resume reviewed by members of the career development staff for several days before and after the event. For the Spring 2015 semester, Real Resume Review is on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 28 (12:30 – 5:30 pm) and the morning of Thursday, January 29 (9:30 am – 1:30 pm). Additionally, students will have the chance to drop by to get their resume reviewed by members of the career development staff of the Decosimo Success Center all day on Tuesday, January 27 and Friday, January 30.
Moc Interview Week
Once their stellar resumes get business students into the interview room, they will need some work on their interviewing skills. We will again invite business community members into the College of Business for the Quick Questions event. Students will be able to have a mock interview completed by hiring managers and HR professionals to assist them in refining their interviewing skills while again offering students an opportunity to network with some excellent connections in the Chattanooga and regional business community. Additionally, students will have the chance to drop in for a Moc Interview with members of the career development staff during the week. For the Spring 2015 semester, Quick Questions is on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18 (12:30 – 5:30 pm) and the morning of Thursday, February 19 (9:30 am – 1:30 pm). Additionally, students will have the chance to drop by to conduct a mock interview with members of the career development staff of the Decosimo Success Center all day on Tuesday, February 17 and Friday, February 20. Students should dress appropriately for a mock interview and bring their resume for the best experience.
Bridge Luncheons is a series designed to bring UTC's top business students and local business organizations together and provides for a candid and intimate networking opportunity. These luncheons allow students to learn about area business/ industry and introduce companies to viable UTC COB candidates for internships or future employment.
UTC, we want to hear your great business ideas! The UTC College of Business CEO Club's Elevator Pitch Contest bring students from across campus together to pitch their best business ideas to a panel of judges. Submit a short application now to present YOUR business idea for a chance to win prize money and a trip to the national CEO Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida.
The future of big data and analytics in various fields of science, technology and business is expected to see phenomenal growth. The SHARP 2014 Conference seeks to identify opportunities, understand the mechanisms that can contribute to the field of applied analytics, and create an integrated, innovative path for the future.
The Hall of Fame honors Chattanooga entrepreneurs that represent both the early foundations of entrepreneurship in the region, as well as, current area entrepreneurs. Each year, over 250 community leaders faculty and students come together at a dinner to honor the current group of Hall of Fame inductees.
The Forum promotes dialogue and interaction between students, faculty and entrepreneurs by bringing entrepreneurs from the community on campus to engage with students of the COB.
The transition from student to professional has many facets which includes having the appropriate wardrobe to launch a career. The Decosimo Success Center has gathered donations of gently used or new professional clothing from generous members of our community so that our students can access free business attire. Students requiring clothing for interviews or the working world are welcome to stop by Fletcher 418 to inquire about visiting the Career Closet at any time of the year.
The purpose of the Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony is to recognize the College’s top business students and bring them together with their families, faculty and business leaders at a special annual event.
Sponsored by the Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative, the Symposium will provide a venue for leading academic researchers, as well as practitioners to present and discuss cutting-edge ideas in the behavioral finance area.
The Accounting and Finance Lecture Series brings outstanding individuals in the areas of accounting and finance to the College and, at the same time, provides a basis for the enrichment of and mutual cooperation between participating groups.
The Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series brings internationally recognized scholars, practitioners, and thinkers to UTC to speak on topics critical to an understanding of the market economy. The series is organized and supported by the Probasco Chair for the benefit of the University, business community, area schools, and the general public.
Meet the Firms
Hosted by Beta Alpha Psi, Meet the Firms provides students with an opportunity to network with accounting professionals.
Hosted by the Decosimo Success Center, the Internship Symposium is held at the end of every semester as an opportunity for the students who served in academic internship roles for the semester to present on their experience. Employers, faculty, and interested students are welcome to attend. For information on the event, please reach out to Jaclyn York at firstname.lastname@example.org.