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The Collins College of Business is a fantastic balance between small school and large. The College is small enough to facilitate meaningful personal relationships among faculty and students, but large enough to attract speakers and recruiters from the country's biggest and brightest companies.
We need better recognition from out of state firms. The bane of going to school in Tulsa is that a vast majority of companies that show up at our career fairs are energy companies. I am not alone in saying that I am frustrated by the lack of options available to me, although this is in part due to the very economy of our region. We need recognized firms like Deloitte, IBM, HSBC, Prudential, and others to recognize our program's strength.
The quality of our professors, students and faculty are what makes our program unique. The program also does a fantastic job in maintaining smaller classrooms and providing a generous amount of financial aid.
As a marketing student, I have noticed that many companies looking to recruit marketing majors are only looking to fill sales positions. I would like to see recruiters looking to fill other Marketing related positions.
They provide a lot of support through the use of advisors. I have yet to meet a professor that has not been successful in the corporate world before deciding to become a professor.
Some of the classes taught by adjunct professors are not particularly educational or challenging. While the best class I have taken was taught by an adjunct, two others have been dreadfully uninteresting.
The emphasis on real-world application that occurs early in the education process is unique. In this program, fundamentals are not so much taught as they are reinforced, which allows professors to move onto more applicable subject matter that gives exposure to the true nature of the business environment.
I think that because the University of Tulsa is such a small school, they have fewer companies attending job fairs than bigger schools. If there was a way to get better attendance from companies at our business fairs, it would be helpful to the students. That being said, they do an excellent job with the job fairs currently.
We take introductory classes in each department that the program offers as a major. This makes it so that we have the opportunity to see if we have other interests and allows us to major or minor in things that really do interest us.
Due to location, many of the companies are energy related. Finding a way to bring in more variety would be an improvement, but these are the majority of large companies in the area.
The program is in the heart of Tulsa and being so close has allowed for a variety of public speakers to attend Beta Alpha Psi and iTU meetings. Business students have every opportunity to meet with professionals, whether it is at a career fair, community service event, or the Beta Alpha Psi Challenge. Students are able to network at every class level. This allows for greater knowledge and comfort with employers.
I would like to see more case work and practical hands on type of testing and training. From my experience that kind of training greatly enhances one's capability to learn. Additionally, one would learn exactly what is applicable and not just memorize a lot of information that does not carry weight in the real world.
I feel that the University of Tulsa has a unique business program in that it looks to truly develop a relationship with each individual student. They want the students to graduate already placed in the job or graduate school that fits them best. They want all of us to reach our highest potential and find success in the professional world.
Employer data includes graduates and current students.
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