Twelve lucky students will attend Super Bowl 50 and the historic showdown on football’s biggest stage between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. The Big Orange Combine, now in its twelfth year, involves students majoring in communications, marketing, human resources, and sports management. The students will travel to San Francisco February 3–8 to work the Super Bowl and other events leading up the most-watched television program in America. The game is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7.
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Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business have won the regional Society for Human Resource Management case competition for the third time in the past five years.
A group of UT students and staff will head to Glendale, Arizona, at the end of the month to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLIX, one of the largest one-day sporting events in the world.
Debbie Mackey, senior lecturer of management, has been selected as the 2014 National Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mackey was selected from more than sixty nominees nationwide. She is the first person from UT to win this award since its inception in 1997.
A group of UT students, a faculty member, and an alumna will head to East Rutherford, New Jersey, next week to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLVIII, one of the largest one-day mega-sporting events in the world. This year’s game, on February 2, will feature the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
Former Vol football player Inky Johnson will share the story of his career-ending injury and his inspirational message of perseverance next month during a fundraiser for UT students going to work at Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Johnson will appear at the 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, event, which will be held in the Haslam II Business Building. Tickets are $40, and the fundraiser will include a three-course dinner and silent auction.
A team of UT undergraduate students has won the 2013 Southeast Regional SHRM Business Case Competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. The team won $2,500 and a chance to be recognized at the national Society of Human Resource Management Student Conference this June in Chicago. They will use the money to pay their way to the national conference. UT’s winning team was coached by Debbie Mackey, director of the UT Human Resource Management master’s degree program.
A team of UT Knoxville graduate human resource management students has won a Southeast regional business plan competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. The five UT students competed against fifty students from fifteen universities.