Dr. Mukesh Srivastava Selected for Fulbright Specialist Roster

Mukesh Srivastava

UMW College of Business Professor Dr. Mukesh Srivastava has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The Fulbright program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, serves to promote the international engagement of academic scholarship and build linkages between U.S. and overseas eligible institutions. … [Read more...]

April 20: College of Business BBQ

Welcome fall with food and fun! The Marketing Club will host a cornhole tournament with an AWESOME prize for the winner! Several local businesses, UMW clubs and alumni will also be around for students to meet. If your club or organization is interested in hosting a table at the BBQ please contact Andrea Cordray. When: Friday, April 20 from 11:30am-1:00pm Where: Woodard Patio   … [Read more...]

April 4: I Landed An Interview, Now What?

Who: Dr. Burrow, Dr. Dunn, and all interested students When: Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm Where: Woodard 149 FREE FOOD! This event is open to all students What: An open, informal forum to get your questions answered about how to best prepare for interviews. Topics discussed will include how to prepare, what to expect, how to present yourself, what the interviewers looking for, and how to leverage your experience at UMW to provide you with a competitive advantage! This is an informal session and will largely be based on Dr. Burrow and Dr. Dunn’s personal and professional experiences on recruiting and hiring young professionals into the job market. Why: Preparation is key and it’s never too early to start thinking about interviews! You will walk away from this session with tangible takeaways to use during your next interview. … [Read more...]

February 28: Dress for Success

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00pm-8:30pm (drop-in) Chandler Ballroom, University Center FREE and open to all UMW students The COB has teamed up with the UMW Center for Career and Professional Development to prepare you for the professional world. At this event you are GUARANTEED to walk away more prepared for the UMW Job and Internship Fair on March 15! Here’s what you will experience: On the spot critique station: Dress professionally and receive helpful feedback from reps from Men’s Warehouse and UMW’s Continuing & Professional Studies. Bow Tie/Neck Tie Station from Men’s Warehouse: Learn how to tie the half Windsor and bowtie like a pro after visiting this station. Job Fair Prep Station: Planning to attend the career fair on March 15? Not sure how to prepare for it or what to expect? Receive tips for preparing before and during the career fair! …and two $50 gift cards to Macy’s will be raffled off at this event! … [Read more...]

Life in the Fast Lane

four panelists seated in chairs

2017 UMW Business alums Clark Billups, Sean Kinslow, Victoria Le and Melisa Pilipovic returned to campus on January 23, 2018 to talk to current business students about life after graduation. The alums assembled in Woodard Hall where  Acting Dean of the College of Business, Ken Machande, moderated the panel discussion. Pilipovic, a federal audit associate at KPMG, began her job as an intern during the summer of 2016. She loves everything about her job and how it is constantly changing, She is always learning new things. "On the flip side, I wish I have been working longer. I don’t like that I don’t know everything yet," she said. Le, a contract specialist at the Marine Corps System Command at Dahlgren, suggested that students start job searching early and apply for a wide variety of positions. She stressed that "the hardest thing is the learning curve in a new job. Thankfully, everyone I work with is willing to help me learn and succeed." Kinslow, who currently works for … [Read more...]

First Annual College of Business Alumni Awards: A Great Success

Alumni Award Winners

The First Annual Business Alumni Awards took place Friday, October 20 in conjunction with UMW’s Homecoming Weekend. More than one hundred alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of the College of Business attended the inaugural event.  It allowed guests to reconnect while also recognizing alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their professions and are leaders in their fields. Attendees enjoyed live music, food and bar stations prior to the awards ceremony, which was led by Acting Dean of the College of Business, Ken Machande. Machande shared many humorous, yet meaningful stories about each awardee. ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation and Beautiful Home Services served as the event sponsors. More than 30 business students were sponsored to attend. Eleven alumni in total were honored and all were present to accept their award with the exception of Dave Carey, who sent an entertaining video acceptance speech with the theme of Carpool Karaoke. During the video, Carey … [Read more...]

2017 Executive-in-Residence, Roberta MacDonald ’72 Shares How To Dance Among Giants

Roberta MacDonald speaking to a student

Alumna Roberta MacDonald credits the University of Mary Washington with giving her the tools it took to help launch her extraordinary 40-year marketing career. She’s served as Vermont’s first marketing director and worked for such heavy-hitters as the San Francisco Opera, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, American Express and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … [Read more...]

College of Business Holds Admission Ceremony for New Business Majors


The College of Business hosted its first Admission Ceremony for newly admitted business majors.  The ceremony recognizes this achievement and imparts what is expected from students as they continue their education in business and prepare for their professional careers. More than sixty students were welcomed into the College of Business on Friday, September 15, 2017, in conjunction with UMW's Family Weekend.  Parents and loved ones, along with College of Business faculty were in attendance at the event. Acting Dean Ken Machande served as the emcee of the event. The ceremony highlighted the Legacy of the College of Business and the student’s contribution to its principles. UMW business administration alumnus Dan Clendenin ’07 and current business administration major Caroline Mosberg spoke to the students as they were formally inducted into the College of Business. … [Read more...]

Meet the Accounting Firms in Woodard Hall

Melisa Pilipovic '17 from KPMG, and business major Ripken Smith.

The annual “Meet the Accounting Firms” event was held Wednesday, September 13 in Woodard Hall's Red Room. Co-hosted by the College of Business and Career for Career and Professional Development, the yearly event aims to bring together potential employers and current accounting students. Twelve firms and organizations from the Fredericksburg and DC areas were in attendance and met with students individually to offer information on internships and employment. Participating firms included: Auditor of Public Accounts - Commonwealth of Virginia, Becker, Bowling, Franklin and Company, Deloitte, Department of Defense, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Foltz and Associates, Kositzka Wicks & Company, KPMG, Liberty Tax, PB Mares, Robinson Farmer Cox, and Tate & Tryon. Students became acquainted not only with the firms, but with alumni who returned to represent their companies. Melisa Pilipovic '17 from KPMG and Ripken Smith reconnected at the event. Smith recognized Pilipovic's … [Read more...]

College of Business to Honor Alumni at First Annual Business Alumni Awards

Meet the Firms

The First Annual Business Alumni Awards will be held on Friday, October 20 in conjunction with UMW's Homecoming Weekend. The College of Business Alumni Awards will allow alumni to reconnect while also recognizing alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their professions and are leaders in their fields. Registration is open and each ticket includes access to food stations and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available. Recipients will be recognized at the event. Sponsorships are also available. 2017 Award Winners Business Hall of Fame Dave Carey ’96 Sue Meisinger ’74 Dan Wolfe ’84 Distinguished Business Alumni Award Lou Marmo ’94 Robert Strassheim ’96 Sarah Strassheim ’01 Young Business Alumni Award Andrew Blate ’04 Bryan Campbell ’06 Dan Clendenin ’07 Fitz Maro ’11 Charles Reed ’11 … [Read more...]