2018-19 Annual Report

USMCBE

The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.

YMCA - WORKING ON WALL STREET

Cole Engle (accounting) interned this summer in the Finance department with the YMCA Retirement

Fund in Manhattan. The fund is located at the Equitable Building in the Financial District. During

the previous semester, Cole worked for the USM Foundation Office as a student worker in

Financial Services. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the vice president of scholarship and

educational programming for the Interfraternity Council at Southern Miss, and the 2018-19 Dr.

Joe Paul Male Participant of the Year for Intramural Sports. Additionally, he has served as the

recruitment chairman, fundraising chairman and vice president for his fraternity, Kappa Sigma.

“WHILE INTERNING THIS SUMMER, I LEARNED HOW THE FUND OPERATES, THE PLAN REGULATIONS, AND HOW THE REPORTING IS

ACCOMPLISHED. THE COURSES THAT I HAVE TAKEN AT SOUTHERN MISS PREPARED ME FOR THIS CHALLENGE, NOT ONLY IN CONTENT,

BUT I WAS ALSO TRAINED TO PERSEVERE WHEN SOLVING PROBLEMS. THIS EXPERIENCE ALLOWED ME TO PRACTICE LEARNED SKILLS

FROM THE CLASSROOM WHILE OBTAINING NEW ONES.” – COLE ENGLE

FDIC

“I WILL BE INTERNING WITH FDIC IN THE DIVISION OF RISK

MANAGEMENT SUPERVISION IN JACKSON, MISS., FOLLOWING

ORIENTATION IN DALLAS, TEXAS. I HOPE TO GAIN WORK

EXPERIENCE AND INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF ACCOUNTING AND

BANK EXAMINATION. THIS IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO

EXPLORE MY LIKES AND DISLIKES IN ACCOUNTING AND ULTIMATELY

LAND A GREAT JOB AND JUMPSTART MY FUTURE CAREER!”

Quote from Matthew Odom, Intern for FDIC, Anticipated Graduation – May 2020

Other companies who hired accounting

interns in 2019 include:

Robert E Donnell III, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Clinton CPA Firm

Coast Electric Power Association

FDIC

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, PLLC

Hieronymus CPAs, LLC

Holt & Associates, PLLC

Horne, LLP

Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC

Ultradent Products

Wm F. Horne & Company, PLLC

Wyndham Destinations

NOVA IVICA

Jon Ryan Fennell (general business) will be participating in an

internship with Nova Ivica, a small business consulting agency

in Bar, Montenegro. His focus is to revitalize the image of their

business by producing a range of digital media content for the

firm. In addition, he will be assisting with business workshops

on topics ranging from simple business success to advanced

video-graphic techniques and marketing.

“MY GOAL IS TO HELP BUSINESSES LIKE NOVA IVICA PRODUCE

INCREDIBLE MARKETING CONTENT THAT TRANSFORMS THE IMAGE

OF THEIR PRODUCT, SERVICE, MISSION AND GOALS. THE UNIVERSITY

OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HAS BROUGHT ME TO A STATE OF WELL-

ROUNDEDNESS IN MY UNDERSTANDING OF BUSINESS. WITH THIS WELL-

ROUNDEDNESS, I AM ABLE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE AND IMPACTFUL PART

OF A BUSINESS TEAM, WHICH IS, PERSONALLY, THE BEST FEELING IN

THE WORLD. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE FACULTY MEMBERS WHO HAVE

HELPED ME GET TO THE POINT WHERE I AM NOW.” – JON RYAN FENNELL

MBLUE

Jessica Foreman (accounting) is

interning with mBlue, a human

resource outsourcing company

located in Prague, Czech Republic.

Using digital marketing and

professional social media platforms,

Jessica assists their clients in finding

the perfect, qualified individual for

an open position.

“MY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AT SOUTHERN MISS HAVE HELPED PREPARE ME

FOR THIS INTERNSHIP IN MORE SUBTLE WAYS THAN I HAD ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOES SUCH A GOOD

JOB OF GIVING ITS STUDENTS A WELL-ROUNDED BUSINESS EDUCATION. ALTHOUGH

I AM AN ACCOUNTING MAJOR, MY MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

CLASSES HAVE PREPARED ME IMMENSELY BY GIVING ME A SOLID FOUNDATION

THAT I'M ABLE TO BUILD OFF OF AT WORK.” – JESSICA FOREMAN

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