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Center for Sales Excellence & Customer Delight Announces Two March Events

The Center for Sales Excellence & Customer Delight (CSE&CD) will be conducting two major events this March:

An inaugural Internal Sales Contest, hosted by nCino, will be held on Friday, March 1st. This Role-Play Competition will have 21 of our best Marketing & Sales students take on the role of an nCino sales representative pitching a customized CRM/Bank Operating System (BOS) to a potential bank manager/buyer. The role of the bank buyer will be played by actual nCino sales reps or managers. Our students and nCino sales reps are looking forward to this challenging Role-Play scenario.

On Wednesday, March 27th from 6 to 8pm, CSE&CD will host a forum on Sales Enablement Technologies (SET). The forum will be held in the CIS Building-RM 1008 on the UNCW campus. Senior sales VPs and managers using sales enablement systems/platforms, e.g. SAS, Syneos Health, nCino and others will discuss the value of SET to their organizations. The forum will be moderated by a SET provider. CSE&CD welcomes all professional sales stakeholders to discuss these emerging trends.

Read more about these two events here.

CSB Makes Poets&Quants' Top Undergraduate Business School List

Feb. 8: The Cameron School of Business is proud to announce their recent inclusion on Poets&Quants' 2018 Best Undergraduate Business School List. A record 88 schools were included in this year's ranking. All schools included on the ranking represent the very best accredited business schools in the U.S. Schools are invited to participate based on their performance in previous rankings. Inclusion on this list reinforces CSB's goal to be one of the top schools admitting and educating elite young talent.

Per Poets&Quants site, "unlike many other rankings that try to measure the quality of education at universities around the country and world, Poets&Quants puts a laser-like focus on hard data reported by the B-schools and alumni. Each year, P&Q asks schools and alumni their graduates to complete extensive surveys that have been developed in collaboration with deans and administrators at leading business schools. The surveys are updated and improved based on feedback from school administrators in February and March.

The admissions standards category is based on acceptance rates, average SAT scores, and the percentage of students finishing in the top 10% of their high school classes."

CSB Senior Passes CFA Level I Exam

Agustin SavarinoJan. 29: Cameron School of Business senior Agustin Savarino made waves this past December when he passed the CFA Level I exam. Agustin, an international student from Argentina, is earning concentrations in both finance and accounting. He also serves as captain of the UNCW men's tennis team. Agustin was awarded a CFA Scholarship by the Department of Economics and Finance which enabled him to register for the exam at a significantly reduced cost. He completed approximately 450 hours of self-study for the six-hour exam. He intends to continue taking the remaining two exams to earn the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst designation. It's worth noting that the pass rate of the CFA Level I exam is only around 35%.

Congratulations on this significant achievement, Agustin!

UNCW Ranked in Top 50 Accounting Schools by

Study.Com Recognized School LogoJan. 28: has included UNCW on their list of the top 50 accounting programs in the country for 2019. In ranking these colleges and universities, they considered numerous factors, starting with publicly available data, such as tuition, student retention, and graduation rates, from the U.S. Department of Education. They also looked at unique features that make a program stand out, like acclaimed faculty, job placement, and internship opportunities.

For more information on the ranking, visit's list. Learn more about our undergraduate accounting concentration and our M.S. Accountancy degree on CSB's website.

UNCW's VITA Program Offers Free Tax-Filing Services

Jan. 25: The University of North Carolina Wilmington will offer free tax e-filing assistance to eligible taxpayers through the university's IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Taxpayers with an income of $66,000 or less are eligible for this assistance. All VITA volunteers are IRS-certified UNCW students majoring in accounting.

This service is sponsored annually by the UNCW Department of Accountancy and Business Law and Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. UNCW's VITA program fulfills a present need in the community while offering students a chance to gain experience and a better understanding of current tax law.

More details here.

UNCW Ranked 8th in Nation for Online Bachelor’s Programs

Jan. 15: The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been ranked 8th in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report list of "2019 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs," the university announced today. 

The national recognition comes on the heels of UNCW’s recent elevation to the designation of "Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity" institution in the newly released Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

"This new ranking reflects UNCW’s continued commitment to providing an affordable, high-quality education, not only for traditional students but also working professionals, military-affiliated students and others who seek the convenience and accessibility of online degree programs," said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. "UNCW continues to emphasize excellence in developing programs and modes of delivery to meet the diverse needs of our students."

Keep reading the story here.

Now Hiring Work Study Position: Social Media Assistant

Social Media Assistant: Now HiringJan. 15: Are you a UNCW junior, senior or master's student with a federal work study award? Are you adept at running social media channels including strategy and analytics? Apply for our new work study position! Hiring immediately. Apply on UNCW's Handshake site.

UNCW Recognized on "Fast Money"

UNCW on set of Fast MoneyDec. 20: On December 18, students, faculty and staff members from the Cameron School of Business attended a taping of CNBC' show "Fast Money" in Times Square during their networking trip to NYC. The annual trip is designed to bring ecomonics, finance, marketing and international business students to the city to meet with potential employers as well as network with local CSB alumni. International MBA students also have the option to join the trip.

Watch the CNBC clip to hear Guy Adami recognize the UNCW community on-set at the 30 second mark.

Christmas Comes Early for Savarino

Agustin SavarinoDec. 13: Senior men's tennis standout Agustin Savarino visits the heart of Wall Street this weekend to get a first-hand look at what his future might hold during a special trip sponsored by UNCW's Cameron School of Business.

Savarino, from Mar Del Plata, Argentina, was selected as recipient of the Lorrie Joseph Open A Door Travel Scholarship. The award is given annually by alumni working on Wall Street as part of the Cameron School of Business New York Experience class.

While in the Big Apple, Savarino will have an opportunity to tour the bustling financial district, network with a Wall Street executive and make a site visit to a Wall Street recruiting firm for a mock interview and resume review.

Savarino is a double major in Accounting and Finance and will graduate in May, 2019.

"I was very happy when I heard the news," said Savarino. "I've never been to New York and it will be a great opportunity to visit the city and see the heart of the financial institutions. I want to learn as much as possible and network with successful professionals and learn from them.

"I'd like to thank Dr. (Nivine) Richie and Dr. (William) Sackley from the Cameron School of Business for their guidance in the process. I also want to thank Derek Bomar and Bren Hall, who were my mentors and helped me very much. It's been wonderful, too, to have the support of my coaching staff."

On the tennis court, Savarino has played a key role on two Colonial Athletic Association championship teams for the Seahawks. Earlier this fall, he reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals in Cary, N.C., and advanced to the main draw of the F30 Future Bluewater Bay Men's Pro Circuit Championships in Niceville, Fla.

Original story by Joe Browning on

UNCW Receives $10 Million Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

David and Helen Congdon and Chancellor SartarelliDec. 6: The University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a $10 million gift commitment from alumnus David Congdon ’78, and his wife, Helen. This represents the largest outright gift commitment in university history; with it, UNCW will establish the "David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems," supporting these programs within the Cameron School of Business. The Computer Information Systems Building will also be rededicated as David S. Congdon Hall.

"Generous and innovative philanthropic leaders like the Congdons help the university address the most pressing needs of the region, building workforce expertise and benefiting local industries,” said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. “We are confident that this commitment will serve as a catalyst to inspire other donors who want to transform the lives of students and help us engage faculty, alumni and the community to expand, explore, and address the issues important to our region."

David Congdon graduated from UNCW in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was named the 2008 Cameron School of Business Alumnus of the Year. He has spent his entire career, which began when he was a teenager and continued after graduation, with Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. The company was founded in Richmond, Va., in 1934 by his grandparents. Its headquarters was relocated to High Point, NC, in the early '60s where the Congdon family has resided since. David’s experience has included dockworker, truck driver, mechanic, industrial engineer and various executive positions leading up to his promotion to the role of President and Chief Operating officer from 1997-2015. He was named CEO in 2008 and currently acts as Executive Chairman of the Board. Congdon has been recognized in the Triad and by Fortune magazine for his business and community leadership, and he serves on a number of community and industry boards.

Read the full story on UNCW's website.