Fourth Year Successful for UM Part-time Job and Internship Fair

21 companies network with School of Business Administration students

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly 100 business students at the University of Mississippi had an opportunity to network with a variety of companies in hopes of landing an internship or part-time job this fall. The annual internship and part-time job and career fair, sponsored by the UM School of Business Administration and the university’s Career Center,Read the story …

Banking Symposium Surveys Role of Partnerships in Economic Development

Annual event draws largest crowd in its 19-year history

OXFORD, Miss. – A record crowd of industry leaders and business students gathered to learn about the contributions of banks and financial services to the economies of the state and region at the 19th annual Banking and Finance Symposium at the University of Mississippi. The UM School of Business Administration and its Banking and FinanceRead the story …

UM Law, Business Schools Launch Joint Degree Program

Students can complete both a J.D. and an MBA in three years

OXFORD, Miss. – For graduates with expertise in both law and business, there’s almost no limit on career choices. The University of Mississippi is offering an opportunity for students to be at the cutting edge of law and business with interdisciplinary skills fit for the modern economy. The university’s School of Law and the SchoolRead the story …

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia

OXFORD, Miss. – Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship in Shanghai, working for companies from a global truck and busRead the story …

Couple Shares Love of Industry with UM Students

Gift establishes Sawyer Real Estate Scholarship Endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, some things just go together – like oysters and hot sauce and the Sawyer family and real estate. Established in 1901, Sawyer Real Estate is a Gulfport mainstay helmed by Lenny and Earline Sawyer. “My husband Lenny has always been a great salesman,” said Earline Sawyer, ofRead the story …

Business School Hosts SEC Development Officers

Conference allows participants to share insights and best practices

OXFORD, Miss. – Professionals from across the region gathered recently at the University of Mississippi for the 11th annual Southeastern Conference Business Schools Development Officers Conference. This marked the university’s first time to host the two-day conference, which included multiple sessions that addressed a wide range of donor and fundraising topics. “We were extremely pleasedRead the story …

Alumnus Expands Legacy at UM Business School

Lyt Harris designates estate gift to support student scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime mentor to students of all ages, Lyt Harris has expanded his legacy by committing a major estate gift to support University of Mississippi students in the School of Business Administration. The estimated $2.5 million planned gift will be added to the existing Lyttleton T. Harris IV Scholarship Endowment after hisRead the story …

Scholarship Aids Graduate Students

Father's major gift memorializes son; supports MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A father’s major gift to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration provides scholarships for students pursuing master’s degrees while honoring the life of his beloved son. After contributions from friends and family, Charles Imbler Sr., of Tupelo, completed a $100,000 gift for the Charles V. Imbler Jr. Memorial Scholarship inRead the story …

Career Preparation Starts Early, Continues throughout Business School

UM team shares in their students' journey from freshman year

OXFORD, Miss. – When students enroll in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, the school’s career prep team begins preparing them as freshman to become part of the working world. Meg Barnes, director of undergraduate career preparation, manages every entering student’s introduction into career planning. Barnes oversees the core curriculum for 20 sectionsRead the story …

First 3+3 Graduate Moves on to Law School

Participant in academic joint venture receives her business degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Mariel Spencer, of Seattle, Washington, recently made history when she completed her bachelor’s degree in general business at the University of Mississippi. What made her degree unique is that it included coursework in torts, civil procedure, legal research and writing, and constitutional law. Spencer is the first Ole Miss student to receiveRead the story …