Shortly after she graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing, Charlotte Ryland – like most new graduates – received a job offer in her field of study. Unlike most graduates, however, she rejected the offer.
With excitement buzzing throughout Blacksburg, Virginia Tech’s class of 2019 gathered in Lane Stadium on the morning of May 17th to commemorate the end of their undergraduate careers. After a rainy commencement ceremony, the Hokie graduates were sent off to attend the ceremonies of their respective colleges. At 3:30 pm, students and faculty from the Pamplin College of Business gathered in Cassell Coliseum to begin their traditional graduation ceremony.
“The accounting profession is continually evolving, and it is imperative that the education we provide evolves as well so that our graduates are prepared to successfully enter the accounting profession,” stated Nadia Rogers, associate professor of practice in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS) and director of the Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) Program. “We recognize that data and analytics is the wave of the future and have taken the necessary steps to modify our curriculum.”
Thousands of people — from excited graduates to proud families – are gearing up for Virginia Tech’s spring commencement ceremonies this week. The events begin Thursday in Blacksburg and continue through Sunday in Fairfax, Virginia.
Virginia Tech was among 32 institutions recognized with a Seal of Excellence by the Institute of International Education, given to colleges and universities participating in the Generation Study Abroad initiative that have achieved their commitment goal of increasing the number of students studying abroad.
Caroline Rector is headed to New York City. With dual degrees in finance and real estate, she is joining multinational investment bank and financial services firm Credit Suisse as a first-year investment banking analyst in the technology, media, and telecommunications division.
Robert Davidson, assistant professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Three years ago, two Virginia Tech students decided to turn a passion for clothing and creativity into an enterprise that could help the community. Their idea became Zappy, a company selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more for men and women.