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Internships ease way for students entering work world

Marketing senior Alani Verges says her early career plans are to “touch ground” in various industries relating to marketing and, after expanding her skill set, dive into national project management. She sees her summer stint as a change management intern at FPL Next Era Energy as setting her on the way.


Alumni couple honors fathers with named scholarships

Business alumnus Richard Wheeler (BS Management ’78; MBA ’79) likes to say that his family is “all in” when it comes to Florida State University. He offers as evidence his wife, Bonnie, three siblings, two sons and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews – all who earned various degrees at FSU.


FSU College of Business mourns passing of former professor

A towering presence in the hallways of the Florida State University College of Business for two decades, recently retired Ceasar Douglas, a former management professor and department chairman, passed away on June 30, 2021.


Real estate, students in need thrive, thanks to Kislak donations

Helping students in situations like these is the reason the Kislak Family Foundation, Inc., established the Kislak Student Excellence Fund in 2020 with a $1 million gift.


2021 Summer Business Reads

If you are looking for a few good business-related reads over the summer, consider 12 books suggested by Trip Wyckoff, FSU’s longtime business librarian. Former adviser to several business information companies, including Dun & Bradstreet, Morningstar and Penton Publishing, Wyckoff’s selected books cover myriad topics, from the hidden power of what you say and storytelling through data to the art of brand collaboration and industrial espionage.


Governor approves $30.5 million for Legacy Hall

The Florida Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis, on June 2, approved the state’s 2021-2022 $101.5 billion budget, which includes a $30.5 million allocation for Legacy Hall, the new home of the Florid


FSU College of Business mourns passing of pioneering former professor

The Florida State University College of Business is mourning the death of beloved former faculty member Persis E. Rockwood, who taught marketing and management at the college from 1960 to 1989. She died on Monday, May 31, at the age of 97.


Managing employee turnover, workload at auditing firms key to maintaining quality, college’s Newton finds

Heavy workloads and high employee turnover are simply part of business for most auditing firms — but successfully managing these dynamics is key to maintaining quality audits, a Florida State University researcher has found. 


Gift helps seed new student-run real estate investment fund

Alumnus Bill Lloyd (BS Real Estate ’86) says the hands-on experience he gained as a student majoring in real estate was a “game-changer” for him – and the reason he is in real estate development today.


Employees honored for outstanding work

College of Business faculty and staff members were recognized for their exemplary performance at the 2021 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony held virtually in mid-April.