One Book at a Time

The ability to engage in civil discussion with someone who has different views, or comes from a different background, seems to have become a lost art on college campuses, and our country in general. People on different sides of issues often turn a deaf…

The ability to engage in civil discussion with someone who has different views, or comes from a different background, seems to have become a lost art on college campuses, and our country in general. People on different sides of issues often turn a deaf ear, or worse, shout down, dismiss, or belittle those who don’t...

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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

As the workforce has become more diverse and more women enter the workforce, organizations must create spaces that enable the participation of all. While the corporate landscape changes and adapts, family-owned and operated businesses are a step-ahead …

As the workforce has become more diverse and more women enter the workforce, organizations must create spaces that enable the participation of all. While the corporate landscape changes and adapts, family-owned and operated businesses are a step-ahead on this front. Research indicates that family businesses with women leaders are more welcoming of contributions from women,...

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Delivering on Potential

For some students, a part-time summer job in high school helps to fund your weekends. It puts gas in the car, some cash in your pocket. For others, part-time work helps support the family, offers a nest egg for college. These are rarely the jobs we wou…

For some students, a part-time summer job in high school helps to fund your weekends. It puts gas in the car, some cash in your pocket. For others, part-time work helps support the family, offers a nest egg for college. These are rarely the jobs we would attach to a future “career.” The reality of...

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Accounting for Impact

For tax and accounting professional Amelia Sebastian, working in the finance world was a no-brainer. “I took accounting in high school, and…loved it….I knew what I was going to do.” With that goal in mind, Amelia attended the University of Louisville C…

For tax and accounting professional Amelia Sebastian, working in the finance world was a no-brainer. “I took accounting in high school, and…loved it….I knew what I was going to do.” With that goal in mind, Amelia attended the University of Louisville College of Business and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business...

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Practice Positivity

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It…

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It is currently preparing to ramp up its work at the College of Business with a...

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Student Spotlight: Jessica Hampton

“I always wanted to be in the [University of Louisville] business school,” shared Jessica Hampton, online MBA student and marketing specialist for Molina Health Care. “I did graduate [from UofL] with my Bachelor of Arts in Communicati…

“I always wanted to be in the [University of Louisville] business school,” shared Jessica Hampton, online MBA student and marketing specialist for Molina Health Care. “I did graduate [from UofL] with my Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2012 but being that I am now a wife, and my kids are a little older, I...

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Jack of all TradesMaster of Business

This past January, the University of Louisville announced the hiring of Tendai Charasika as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) with the Office of Research and Innovation, where he will be responsible for connecting UofL with industry and startups. In a…

This past January, the University of Louisville announced the hiring of Tendai Charasika as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) with the Office of Research and Innovation, where he will be responsible for connecting UofL with industry and startups. In addition to this new role, Charasika currently works as chief strategy officer (CSO) for Saling Wealth Advisors as...

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Dean’s Message

Every day, I am inspired by the ways your College of Business prepares students for the real world. The College is in the business of creating professionals who will be successful in their chosen field and will have all the tools and the vision to chan…

Every day, I am inspired by the ways your College of Business prepares students for the real world. The College is in the business of creating professionals who will be successful in their chosen field and will have all the tools and the vision to change the world for the better. As we prepare our...

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A Message from The College of Business Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The College of Business D&I Committee joins our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as people everywhere, in mourning the victims of Tuesday’s senseless shootings in Atlanta. Regardless of the rhe…

The College of Business D&I Committee joins our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as people everywhere, in mourning the victims of Tuesday’s senseless shootings in Atlanta. Regardless of the rhetoric of motive surrounding this active case, these murders are just the latest in a disturbing trend of...

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March Virtual Lunch: The WeatherCheck Journey

When our regularly scheduled speaker, SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin, had a last-minute scheduling conflict, Demetrius Gray, Co-founder & CEO of WeatherCheck, stepped up to share his incredible entrepreneurial journey. He talked about his own approach to acquiring funding, as well as obstacles his company faced and exciting successes along the way. A third-generation entrepreneur and Kentucky native, Gray […]

When our regularly scheduled speaker, SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin, had a last-minute scheduling conflict, Demetrius Gray, Co-founder & CEO of WeatherCheck, stepped up to share his incredible entrepreneurial journey. He talked about his own approach to acquiring funding, as well as obstacles his company faced and exciting successes along the way.

A third-generation entrepreneur and Kentucky native, Gray started WeatherCheck after experience in the finance, roofing and disaster restoration industries helped him realize that key processes were ripe for disruption and automation. Today, WeatherCheck monitors over 4 million properties for hail damage for some of the biggest names in insurance around the world. 

WeatherCheck was named 2019 Resiliency Innovation Company of the Year by the Insurance Information Institute and was the first Kentucky company admitted into the prestigious Y Combinator, an accelerator that helped build companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.