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WMU professor takes the helm at state board

Dr. Ola Smith, chair, Department of Accountancy, has been elected chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy, one of the highest oversight posts in the field. The board is responsible for the certification, licensure and regulation of certified public accountants and public accounting firms.

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Getting career-ready during a pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students are looking to WMU career development specialists to guide them though an uncertain time in terms of internship and job searches, and are seeking out opportunities to build their portfolio of skills.

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Prepare for a virtual career fair

The Zhang Career Center offers guidance for students getting ready to participate in virtual career fairs. Learn tips for connecting with employers and acing your virtual interviews. 

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New leaders step into interim chair roles

The Haworth College of Business welcomes new leadership in the Department of Accountancy, Department of Management and Department of Marketing. Despite the uncertainty of our current moment, these leaders have a clear vision of where they will take their departments in the future.

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The 30

Do you know an emerging business leader who is a recent alum of Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world? Nominate yourself or a friend for the college's digital publication, The 30.

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Dr. Ola Smith, chair and professor of accountancy

Dr. Ola Smith, chair and professor of accountancy, has had a distinguished career. Now, after two decades with the Haworth College of Business family, she is retiring and moving on to her next great milestone. 

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2020 Business Magazine

During a year where adaptability and innovation have been more important than ever, the Haworth College of Business is proud to share how our students, alumni and faculty address business issues in creative and meaningful ways. The 2020 edition of Business magazine is now exclusively online.