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Dean Guthrie Speaks on “State of the School”

Dean Doug Guthrie urged GWSB undergraduates to make the best possible use of their time at the School by not only working hard on their business courses but by taking advantage of all the University’s offerings.

Guthrie’s Sept. 13 “State of the School” speech was intended to deliver his views on the importance of undergraduate business education and provide a snapshot of the School’s strengths at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year.

Guthrie talked about the history of economics, the School’s complexity – it offers 18 degree-granting programs – and how it provides students with unusual opportunities through innovative programs such as economic development internships forged with the District of Columbia mayor’s office; a fellowship program designed to increase the presence of women on corporate boards; and educational partnerships in China.

Guthrie, who also took questions from students, urged undergraduates to think strategically about an education that is targeted “toward preparing you for the future. This is a very difficult job market.  I’m not trying to scare you. But you’ve got to think about it.”

But he also suggested that they look beyond GWSB’s boundaries.

“I would exhort you to use the liberal arts schools that are here,” Guthrie said.  “Make sure you choose your time to capitalize on the opportunities this education offers you. If you don’t do that, you’re missing an opportunity.”



Posted by gwsb on September 25, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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