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Kurt Zuch


Serial entrepreneur

Four years after graduation, Kurt Zuch (MSCI '90) made a move that would define his career course over the next two decades, engage his creative energies, and reward him extraordinarily for his efforts.

What about consulting?

All consulting projects are challenging, and each client engagement is different, Kurt Zuch says.

More advice from Kurt Zuch

Students looking to launch their own start-ups should work for a large firm, learn a trade, and network early and often.


Research
After Hurricaine Sandy, communities bounce back.

Disaster resilience

How can communities and infrastructure bounce back from disaster?

Deniz Anginer

Too big to fail

Deniz Anginer testified before Congress about the negative impact of the implicit government guarantee to bail out large financial institutions.

Better brainstorming makes for better auditing outcomes in accounting.

Better brainstorming

Brainstorming sessions can help improve the decision-making process for financial auditors.

You don't have to give up your privacy when you're online.Information privacy

Smart phone users don't have to give up privacy for functionality, according to France Belanger.

Manisha Singal

The business case for social responsibility

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.




Notables
US News and World Report Ranks Pamplin in top 3 percent

Pamplin moves up in rankings

Pamplin ranks in the top 3 percent of undergraduate business programs, according to U.S. News & World Reports.

Robert Sumichrast

CIE starts operations

Pamplin's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship begins operations with the appointment of two key staff members.

Pamplin picnickers

Fall picnic

Picnic goers enjoyed food, music, and games at Pamplin's welcome picnic. The event is the latest in a series of activities organized by Dean Robert Sumichrast.

Robert Sumichrast

Dean's message:
50 years of progress

As Pamplin gets ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary, we look ahead.

Pamplin alumna in New York City.

NYC women in business

Pamplin held its fifth annual Women in Business event in New York in September, which attracted a growing number of attendees, from current students, new graduates, and those facing retirement.

Look who’s talking

Former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett delivered the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture; whistleblower Mark Whitacre spoke at the Symposium on Business Ethics; and Economist editor Greg Ip gave the BB&T distinguished lecture.