This past weekend, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni at the seventh annual Bulldog 100, with Franklin College graduates figuring heavily in the tally including the first and second place companies:
The 2016 fastest-growing business was SMD LLC, founded by Shane Douthitt and Scott Mondore. Their North Carolina-based talent management and analytics company enables businesses to monetize people management. SMD's patented cloud-based talent software identifies cause-and-effect relationships between talent...
From a Red & Black article on how graduating in December provides a leg up in beginning careers:
“I am at somewhat of an advantage because when I start in my position in December, I will be one of two people entering the firm that early," she said. "I will stand out in the work force because there is not a wave of candidates coming in with me in May.”
Webb reminded students who are on track to graduate early that they do not have to end their college careers once they reach 120 credit hours.
“If you finish classes early, take a trip abroad and explore other...
Terrific new feature from UGA on our students graduating in December. First up is geology major Elizabeth Benyshek:
Our fieldwork focused on basaltic volcanism, landscape evolution and planetary surface processes as related to both Earth and Mars. While the fieldwork aided me in gaining geological experience, I also learned more than a few life lessons from the scientist who invited the UGA students, Bob Craddock.
How did that experience change you or clarify your future plans? What did you take away from it?
I almost passed up this opportunity because I didn’t think...