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From the Dean’s Desk Spring 2012

Dr.  S. Ann Becker, Dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Welcome to the second edition of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Smart Business@Florida Tech e-newsletter.  In this edition, we highlight recent activities that both reflect our vision of educating future entrepreneurial leaders and promote our core values of innovation, diversity, ethics, and leadership.  For more highlights, visit our College…

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Student Corner: Rochelle Graham

by Rochelle Graham My story is like many other displaced workers struggling with the current state of the economy. After seven years of working with a major automotive establishment, my position was eliminated along with all of the managers in my department. I chose to pursue an MBA with a specialization in project management due to my previous BA in…

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Let Your Skills Shine

Recently, as I was looking for information for a different topic, I ran across an advertisement to fill accounting openings at Chevron. The thing that struck me about the ad was the list of non-accounting skills. In addition to having a couple of lines about applicants needing basic accounting skills, the ad mentioned working in teams, analysis,  problem solving, reporting, leadership, communication,…

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Advice for New Students

by Dr. Lyn Lazar, Academic Chair for the online MBA –Information Technology Management and MSIT programs So, the time has come. You have decided that now is the time to return to school for that degree you have thought about for years. Perhaps you are after a promotion, but find that difficult without the degree to back up your knowledge.…

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Computer Science Alumnus is Hardwired for Entrepreneurship

By Jarin Eisenberg Travis Proctor, founder and President of Artemis – The I.T. Department and Florida Tech Alumni, took part in the Nathan M. Bisk Visiting Entrepreneur Program on Monday January 26, 2012. In a room filled with friends, students, Florida Tech faculty and staff, and business leaders from the community, Travis shared his passion for entrepreneurship and his path…

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Florida Tech WBC Offers Microsoft Word and Excel Courses Starting February

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Women’s Business Center (WBC) will present a series of Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 courses, which will include five sessions each. These fast-paced courses offer students a hands-on, interactive learning experience and are ideal for those who are looking to upgrade their skills. The classes will be held in the Skurla Aeronautics Building, Room…

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Dr. Deborah Carstens Applies Industry and Academic Expertise to Enhance the Learning Experience

Dr. Deborah S. Carstens is an associate professor of information systems in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Dr. Carstens is also the academic chair for the online MBA specialization in project management. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from…

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Now is the time!

  Welcome back international students! The spring semester is in full swing and before you know it, it will be time for finals! That’s why you should start the semester off right and try your best not to procrastinate. New and returning international students will have to go through the adaptation process of adjusting to a different culture coupled with…

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Florida Tech Included in U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs 2012 Honor Roll

Article By Christopher J. Durie With the expansion of online programs in higher education nationwide, it was only a matter of time before U.S. News & World Report would begin to collect and publish data regarding online programs. U.S. News & World Report is known for its annual ranking guides that many students use when researching colleges to attend for traditional…

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Women’s Business Center Celebrates Success

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech held its fourth annual Success Celebration on December 8, 2011. This special event brings together WBC board of directors, clients, students, business leaders, and community to commemorate the year’s accomplishments and network. Since its inception, the WBC at Florida Tech has helped more than 347 clients and trained over 3500 individuals. Distinguished guests…

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