According to Daniel Beal’s research, the more you have to control your emotions in the workplace, the less likely you are to help your coworkers.
Lynne Doughtie (ACCT ’85) is KPMG’s first female chief executive and one of only two women to head a Big Four firm.
Doughtie discusses how KPMG is like Virginia Tech, what she is most proud of, and why she is excited about the future.
Confidence and connections are vital for helping women advance to leadership roles, according to Doughtie.
Long-term investors, those who plan to keep their investments for more than a year, benefit a firm’s managerial decision making and generate better returns for shareholders, according to Sattar Mansi’s recent study.
John Kinzer (ACCT ’90) has taken two companies public — Blackboard ($81 million) and HubSpot ($144 million) — and emphasizes that it is a long process that starts significantly before the day of the event.
Tommy Lesperance (MGT ’00) has started two companies: Anesthesia Connections, which brings anesthesia to outpatient facilities, and EbitCreative, which has created a smartphone-monitored wearable technology to protect children, pets, and precious items.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pamplin No. 43 for the nation’s best undergraduate business programs. Among public institutions, Pamplin ranks No. 27.
Pamplin has established a Recent Alumni Board, consisting of 25 young professionals, to provide new opportunities for its students and promote closer ties with young alumni.
Pamplin started the school year with picnics at the Blacksburg and Washington, D.C. campuses. The events are part of the college’s efforts to promote engagement, collaboration, and community.
Pamplin has set high goals for itself, and we are working hard to achieve them — both inside and outside the classroom.
Undergraduate students can now take advantage of expanded academic and career advising services. Pamplin has recently hired six additional academic advisors and two additional career services staff members.
Political analyst and journalist Michael Barone gave the BB&T Distinguished Lecture; Phillip Bullock (ACCT ’86), global tax director of Apple, and Douglas Curling (ACCT ’76, MACCT ’77), retired president and chief operating officer of ChoicePoint, discussed the impact of taxes on business transactions; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin gave the Hutchins Distinguished Lecture.