Blockchain, the distributed cryptographic ledger technology that has given rise to the cryptocurrency craze, is now becoming a building block in business school curriculum. Top business schools, such as Duke, MIT, and Harvard, have added a series of courses in blockchain technology to their programs over the past two years and Stanford University recently launched a Center for Blockchain Research. The emergence and rapid expansion of courses designed around blockchain development and cryptography should come as no surprise, as Upwork ranked blockchain as the fastest growing freelance skill in the United States for the second consecutive quarter. These facts may lead you to ask a few basic questions:
Photo credit: Bradley Pearce/UNCW
In celebration of the newly-designated Travel and Tourism Week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated that the travel and tourism industry supported over 225,000 jobs in the state and visitors to the state spent more than $23.9 billion in 2017.
This employee profile is from UNCW’s ‘We Are UNCW’ series and was posted on March 20, 2018.
After 21 years primarily in photography sales on the Las Vegas Strip, Mark Pelletier decided it was time for a change.
“I was doing sales and sales management for a long time; in fact, I’d kind of done it all sales-wise,” he said with a chuckle. “I got into academia late. I went back to school to get my marketing degree, and I just fell in love with it.”
Finishing my final semester as a CSB student has made me reflect on my experiences at UNCW. I never really was a student who loved school; however, instead of feeling intimidated by my professors— I was inspired.
Customer satisfaction is no longer enough to ensure profitable customer relationships. Satisfied customers are not loyal or willing to tell others about your business and how great it is; they are simply satisfied. Their expectations were met. Why would they tell anyone about that?
March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Guest Blogger: Taylor Pfyffer, Cameron School of Business, Marketing - Professional Selling Concentration, Class of 2017
It all started with the Cameron School of Business Spring Break Prague Consulting Project. Upon joining the consulting team, I joined the others in diving head first into our analysis and recommendations for our client company, Hamleys.
March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016.
I am a TABSA student from Spain, and I am currently working to receive a dual degree from the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and my home university, Universidad de Valencia, in Marketing Strategy and International Business. Participating in the Cameron Executive Network (CEN) Program has been one of the best things I have done during my time at UNCW. My mentor has been extremely helpful in explaining the job search process in the US. She started by identifying my skills and capabilities as well as areas of improvement to better my position myself in the business world. She coached me in resume and cover letter writing as well as in internship search and interview skills. Due to her help I was able to get an internship in a tech company in Spain. We will continue to work this year to get an internship in the US.
March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
I met Liz at the spring CEN mixer and we got close very quickly. I was itching to find an internship before I left for a month-long trip to London with a Cameron School of Business faculty lead program. She helped me immensely and set up a meeting with her former employers, Mark Johnson Custom Homes.