Lauren Trace Graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Finance and MBA in 2019 Finance Supervisor at Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, LLC. Trace landed an internship at Koch Ag and Energy Solutions during a COB career fair. Now she recruits at the career fair. “That internship turned into my full-time career,” she said. Why is Missouri State a good place … [Read more...] about These Bears now recruit other Bears!
In addition to preparing students for the workforce, the College of Business develops students for PhD programs. They help create the next generation of professors. These former students share their stories. Mentors make a difference Dr. Yaoyi Xi, assistant professor of finance at San Diego State University, started his journey at Missouri State University’s Dalian campus. … [Read more...] about Their PhD journey
Michael Owens says he wouldn’t be where he is today without mentors like Dr. Philip Rothschild, director of the entertainment management program. When Owens, a Springfield native, enrolled at Missouri State University, he planned to be a teacher but soon discovered entertainment management. “I love live music. I never really understood that there was this entire … [Read more...] about Making his mark
When it comes to marketing, Megan Short, executive director of the Springfield Contractor’s Association (SCA), has tried it all. Short earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing management and Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University. The Springfield Business Journal named Short among the “2021 Most Influential Women.” As the face of the SCA, … [Read more...] about Finding her fit
Support is powerful. Everyone needs support. For Missouri State University graduate Victor Pagan-Cruz, support came in the form of MSU. During Pagan-Cruz’s time at MSU, he came out as gay to his family and friends. “My first boss at MSU was gay himself and we bonded well over it,” Pagan-Cruz said. “He was one of the first people I came out to. Still, to this … [Read more...] about Finding support outside of family and friends