The College of Business Administration is partnering with Austin-East High School’s Academy of Finance and Business. This program is intended to pique high school students’ interest in studying business at the university level and in pursuing business careers. Field trips to the university and other educational opportunities for academy students are provided.
- The College of Business Administration has partnered with the Knoxville Area Urban League’s “Achievers” program a program that targets high school students demonstrating academic strength. As a part of this initiative, students are brought to the UT campus for career workshops, exposing them to the different majors and career opportunities that can be pursued at UT. The first event was fall 2006; future events are planned that also will draw from Urban League programs in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Memphis.
- A team of full-time MBA students is working with the Knoxville Area Urban League in helping them develop empowerment zones.
- The College of Business Administration is a table sponsor of the annual “Equal Opportunity Awards Gala,” KAUL’s major fundraising initiative each year. The funds raised provide services to over 5,000 individuals in the Knoxville area.
Burlington Library Initiative
The College of Business Administration is one of four colleges in the university working to develop a satellite facility in the Burlington Library in East Knoxville to assist the community with business services. The college is providing small business consulting services; personal financial planning services; and other opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to lend their expertise in benefiting the community.