2020 News Stories

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Miller Hall: A Way Forward

Right now, as we shuffle about our individual homes during our first couple of weeks of virtual instruction, we miss Miller Hall. Students, faculty, and staff can’t return to campus during this period of self-isolation. So, instead, let’s visit this beloved building in our minds by exploring what makes it unique and special to us.

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Online MBA Residency Hosts Largest Contingency to Date

The Center for Online Learning at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted its largest Online MBA Residency program from February 28 to March 1 on William & Mary’s campus.

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The Future of Accounting: Sarah Taylor, MAcc '17 Looks to Automate the Industry

The initial impression that Sarah Taylor, MAcc ’17 had of the accounting profession was not one run by “corporate, stuffy, tax people”. At sixteen-years-old, the Hershey, Pennsylvania native participated in a program through which she was dually enrolled in high school and her local community college.

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In The Arena with Nathan Knight '20

Nathan Knight, a senior from Syracuse, New York, not only excels on the basketball court but also within his professional network and the classrooms of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

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The Executive Alternative

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been in the life of Geoffrey Cole, EMBA ’19 for as long as he can remember. His parents, Gary Cole, EMBA ’88 and Ruth Cole, EMBA ’87, graduated with the inaugural Executive MBA cohorts and are enthusiastic supporters of the university.

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Long-Distance Love Returns to Miller Hall

It’s a balmy 70-degree winter day and Isabel Hirama ’14, MSBA ’17, and Jonny Mills ’17, MSBA ’18 are strolling hand-in-hand by the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. As the sun sets over the treeline, the pair walk back to campus, reflecting on their shared history at William & Mary.

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Easing the Military to MBA Transition

Recently, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted its first Executive MBA Military Leader Orientation. The inaugural event was designed to prepare incoming Executive MBA students, who are active-duty military leaders, to navigate the non-military space of the business classroom.

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Engineering a path to the C-suite

When the Chesapeake-Elizabeth Sewage Treatment Plant goes offline by the end of 2021, Jay Bernas EMBA ’13 will have indirectly saved the Hampton Roads Sanitation Department (HRSD) more than $100 million Net Present Value (NPV) over the next 30 years.

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In the Arena with Sophie Caplan '19, MAcc '20

Sophie Caplan is a Master of Accounting (MAcc) candidate within the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. A native of Clarksville, MD, Caplan has consistently achieved unrivaled heights within her academic, professional, and athletic “arenas.”

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MBA Students Partner with American Woodmark

This past year’s Field Consultancy Project was given American Woodmark as a client for the intense seven-week project, there were initially some reservations.

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Hans Boateng MBA '16 thrives on looking forward while giving back

The story of Dr. Hans Boateng, MBA ‘16 is one of achieving the quintessential American Dream. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, he and his parents immigrated to the United States to pursue greater opportunities and a better life.

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3rd Annual Tech Day a Success

Just before winter break, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted their third-annual Tech Day. Tech Day is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about both the business and computer science sides of the Tech Industry.

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Q&A: Inga Carboni on networking in the New Year

Inga Carboni, an associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, is the author of 2019's "Connect the Dots How to Build, Nurture, and Leverage Your Network to Achieve Your Personal and Professional Goals."