The School of Management Experience

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management is dedicated to providing high-quality business education in Alaska through a unique, active and experiential learning environment. With small class sizes, dedicated and approachable faculty and many opportunities for students to connect with the local community and professionals in their fields, SOM prepares broadly-educated professionals with a wealth of hands-on experience.

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  • Eighth Annual Northrim Roast and Boast

    December 06, 2019

      Local coffee roasters, cafés, and chocolatiers showed off their specialty goods on Friday, Nov. 22, at the 2019 annual Roast and Boast, an event organized by students in the School of Management Principles of Marketing class taught by Tammy Tragis-McCook. For the eigth year, the School of Management joined Northrim Bank to host this community event, which featured delicious baked goods, organic kombuchas, award-winning teas, crafted chocolates and plenty of hot beverages.   Seven businesses showcased their creations at the event: Bagels & Brew, Diving Duck Locally Roasted Coffee, Lily and Mae, Little Owl Café, North Pole Coffee Roasting Co., Mama Bears Organic Kombucha and Sipping Streams Tea Co. All businesses donated gift certificates or baskets for the door prizes, and the first 100 attendees received VIP swag bags. The grand prize was the newest generation 128GB iPad. About 230 people attended, which was the most ever recorded in the event’s history.     Students in the Principles of Marketing class helped organize and market the event, gaining organizational management, social media development, budgeting, team building and event-planning experience.     “I never realized how much work there is behind the scenes for an event,” said Myha Cortez, a…
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  • Students Get Professionally Polished

    November 27, 2019

    Another semester, another shopping spree! On Nov. 13-14, SOM hosted another “shopping spree” for School of Management students and students who are members of SOM student organizations. At this event, students are allowed to choose up to five free clothing items from a selection of professional clothing and shoes. For the past few years, In My Element, a UAF alumna-owned women’s clothing boutique, has donated clothing for School of Management (SOM) students. These generous donations help students expand their professional wardrobe so and prepare them to enter the workforce or attend formal events. This year, students shared their thanks with photos and videos to express their appreciation to In My Element for their new, stylish clothing.     Along with the generous support from In My Element, SOM also receives private donations of used professional clothing from community members. This year, we were fortunate to receive a sizeable amount of clothing options for all genders. For the third year in a row, thanks to a sponsorship from Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union, students could also sign up to apply for an actual free shopping spree at Frank’s Menswear. Selected students will receive guidance from Frank’s staff on how to…
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