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February 2014 Newsletter

Scheller Team Wins Tech Round of Deloitte Consulting Case Competition

A team of four Georgia Tech business administration majors recently won the Georgia Tech round of the Deloitte Consulting Case Competition. 

Team "Mytikas", named for the pinnacle of Mount Olympus, will represent Georgia Tech in Deloitte's National Consulting Case Competition at Deloitte's campus in Westlake, Texas, from February 27 to March 1.

"The level of enthusiasm and creativity displayed by the Georgia Tech students during our recent Case Competition was very impressive," says Deloitte’s Technology Principal Donna Gray. "It was great to see the students applying classroom learnings to a real-life business scenario."

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Professor Swire Co-authors White House Report on Intelligence, Communications Technology


Faculty Profile: Jeffrey Hales Contributing to the Setting of Financial Reporting Standards


Interdisciplinary Team Wins Scheller's BizTech Case Challenge


Georgia Tech PhD Students Win Top Awards from Academy of Management

Study: Higher Status Means Lower Performance When Careers Go into Reverse

How do high-status individuals cope with serious career setbacks? "The bigger they are, the harder they fall" may be a familiar saying; yet, "the traditional perspective is that high-status individuals will be in a better position to deal with status loss and perform well afterwards than low-status individuals," begins a new research paper by Jennifer Marr, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

Her paper then proceeds to call this traditional view into question. Yes, high-status individuals may have "more resources than low-status individuals on which to draw," but they also "experience more self-threat and subsequent difficulty performing well after losing status," concludes her study in the current issue of the Academy of Management Journal.

Undergraduate Profile: Internship Led to Business Analyst Position for Parrish Brown

Parrish Brown is thankful that she hasn’t had to worry about job hunting during her senior year. She was offered a business analyst position at Chick-fil-A right after her summer 2013 internship at the company’s headquarters.

Alumni Profile: North Highland CEO Says Supporting Scheller is Good for Business

"Hey, yankee boy!" called the teenage girl with a Georgia drawl. It was 14-year-old Daniel Reardon's first day in an unfamiliar new school and state – Riverside High, in Sandy Springs, Georgia – and he thought the cute young girl's dulcet accent was the prettiest thing he'd ever heard.

PhD Alumnus Profile: Edmund Prater Makes Unexpected Career Change

Edmund Prater, PhD 1999, knew it was time for a career change when the Russian mafia came calling. He'd seen opportunity in Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union and started an import/export business based in St. Petersburg and Moscow in 1991.

MBA Student Profile: Sophia Bromfield Wants to Lead Greener Approaches to Construction Design

Sophia Bromfield believes that environmentally friendly design is going to be a factor that influences every company's real estate decisions in the future. She'd like to be at the forefront of this trend, so she's enhancing her background in sustainability during her studies in Georgia Tech's Evening MBA Program.

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