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UT Accounting and Finance Internship Night—February 20, 2013
If you are thinking of hiring a finance and/or accounting intern this summer, please consider rising seniors from The University of Tennessee’s Department of Finance or the Department of Accounting & Information Management. Students participating in this program have at least a 3.0 grade point average, have successfully completed Finance 301 and Accounting 301, and have been through both resume and interviewing workshops. This is how the program works:
Kudos to Dr. Laura Cole and the staff of the Masters Investment Learning Center!
On April 20, 2012, Laura Cole, Director of The MILC at the University of Tennessee, was invited guest speaker at the Bloomberg for Education Symposium in Atlanta, GA. Bloomberg asked Dr. Cole to present a session at the symposium because they recognize UT as a premier Bloomberg educator among all public universities. The symposium was attended by representatives from over 50 different universities and various private institutions. Top professors, academic administrators, corporate recruiters, and Bloomberg experts made presentations on how Bloomberg software is used as a teaching tool in academics.
In the featured panel session, Dr. Cole gave an overview of the Bloomberg training provided at the University of Tennessee. Providing access to Bloomberg data terminals, the Masters ILC facilitates instruction leading to Bloomberg Acknowledgments over the course of a semester. UT undergraduate and graduate students can get acknowledged in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, or commodities, and if acknowledged in all four market sector areas, are awarded the designation of “UT Bloomberg Master.” Students gain access to real-time and historical information regarding approximately five million financial instruments on the Bloomberg terminals, which they use in their future business courses. Each semester, over 150 business students participate in Bloomberg training at the Masters Investment Learning Center in the Haslam Business Building at UT.
Senator Bob Corker spoke at a Masters Investment Learning Center sponsored forum on July 2, 2012 about current issues and topics that relate to banking and finance. The forum offered invited business, community, and academic leaders the opportunity to learn more from Senator Corker about critical topics and issues facing the banking and financial community and to ask questions and to offer suggestions.
Finance Advisory Council members Larry Martin and Sharon Pryse were recently honored with Pinnacle Awards.
Congratulations to Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen. Ronnie won the 2012 Allen H. Keally Graduate Teaching Award, which was announced at the CBA Spring Honors Banquet on April 24.
Congratulations to the 2012 Chancellor’s Honors Awards winners from Finance:Karen Ann Craig--2012 Extraordinary Graduate Student Teaching Award
Lee Biggerstaff--2012 Extraordinary Professional Promise Award
See the links below for more information:
CBA Spring Honors
Four members of the Finance Department are finalists for CBA spring awards. The winners will be announced at the Honor's Banquet in late April.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant—Ronnie Chen
Outstanding Teaching faculty—John Wachowicz
Outstanding faculty Commitment to Students—Suzan Murphy
Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service Faculty—Larry Fauver
UT Team Outperforms Market in TVA Investment Challenge
We welcome Sonda Ellis to the Department of Finance as our new administrative assistant. Sonda comes to us from ORAU in Oak Ridge and is sister of Dremaine Ellis in the Department of Accounting, so you may think she looks a little familar. Please come by and welcome her!
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