School of Business Recognizes Students

School of Business Recognizes Students

April 15, 2019

School of Business Recognizes Students

The School of Business Bridge Ceremony recognized approximately 50 students who had been granted permission to enroll in upper-level ACCT and BSAD courses.  The March 20, 2019, ceremony featured Andrew Smolik as the alumni speaker.  Smolik is a 2007 Truman graduate with a BS degree in Business Administration – Finance.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law and an MBA from Washington University.  Smolik is currently an associate with Polsinelli.  During his remarks, Smolik stressed the value of being flexible with your first career experiences, building broad networks, and developing strong mentor relationships.

The student speaker was Mary Beth Howard, a senior Accounting major.  Howard has held leadership roles in Sigma Kappa and Beta Alpha Psi.  She will complete an internship with KPMG this coming summer and return to campus in the fall to pursue the Master of Accountancy degree.  She challenged students to develop relationships with their faculty members and led the students in reciting the School’s Code of Ethics.

The students were individually recognized by Dr. Katherine Jackson, Associate Professor of Business Administration.  To better equip students for interviews, each student received a padfolio embossed with the School of Business logo.  Students networked with their peers and faculty during a reception following the ceremony.

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