I’m excited to share our recent job placement numbers from students who graduated during the 2020 academic year. Despite the economic challenges resulting from the pandemic, about 80 percent of students looking for work had jobs within six months of graduation.
The Carson College of Business’ fourth annual Business in the Northwest Report—based on a survey of 1,050 Pacific Northwest business leaders and employees—looks at how the region’s business climate has been altered by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The survey finds that despite closures, uncertainty, and a year of heightened anxiety, business leaders and employees remain cautiously optimistic about what the future holds.
Kaycee LeCong wants to help young adults avoid early, costly mistakes that can sabotage their finances for years to come. She works to promote financial literacy through her role as a Carson College of Business alumna and member of the Finance Advisory Board.
In a thoughtful letter penned to herself at the start of her online Executive MBA studies, Hazelmae Overturf made a point to cut herself some slack. Pursuing excellence comes naturally to Overturf, a senior manager of learning and development at BECU in Kent. But she also knew earning the degree while holding a management position would require giving herself some grace.
A team of Washington State University Pullman hospitality business management students recently captured the title of best wine label at the Intercollegiate Wine Business Invitational, an annual online competition, for a third consecutive victory.
A senior, Naomi Kim has packed leadership roles, clubs, professional networking, a double major, and close friendships into her time at WSU. But early in her freshman year, Kim struggled with acute homesickness. A mentor nudged her to get involved in multicultural clubs at WSU, which launched her into campus life.