About three years ago, the College of Business began exploring ways to help underrepresented and low-income students obtain highly recognized experiential opportunities throughout their college years. Denita Gadson, an academic advisor who oversees the College’s student diversity initiatives, had noticed that some students weren’t going on study abroad trips or even joining clubs because of financial barriers.
Decades ago, my sister and her friend were sharing gossip about their junior high classmates. My Mom overheard them and admonished them: “Don’t gossip.” The lesson still resounds, as the friend has recollected to me recently.
Shahina Amin, Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics at the UNI College of Business, was the recipient of the Board of Regents’ Faculty Excellence Award this fall, which recognizes those who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers.
As the world becomes more reliant on data, every industry is looking for more people to interpret the information. A degree in business analytics will teach you how to gather and interpret data so better business decisions can be made for the future.
Internet shopping precludes trying things on before purchasing. Free shipping has become the industry norm. As with any resource, “free” shipping leads to wasteful behavior. Customers order two or three sizes of a particular style, since they don’t pay directly for shipping. Retailers hope that maintaining customer goodwill will be beneficial.
Gaining professional experiences before graduation has enormous benefits — and not just in the ways that you think. Of course, one of the biggest pluses is increasing your chances of gaining employment upon graduation. In fact, according to a 2019 study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), those with an internship were 16% more likely to have a job offer when finished with college.
Pre-professional experiences most commonly include internships but can also include freelance work or part-time jobs in a related field.