Teens from across the state are coming together this week to learn about how to succeed in college and the business world. About 30 minority and economically disadvantaged students between their high school junior and senior years are attending the free Fleischer Business Scholars Program at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The crash course teaches them everything from resume writing to job interview skills to getting on the path to becoming a business leader.
Recent events have many of us questioning whether our personal information is really safe online. Federal officials are asking Apple and Google about how some of their phones track users' locations. More than 70 million Sony PlayStation users may have had their personal information stolen in a recent computer-hacking incident, and Google says several hundred Gmail accounts were recently breached, too. Late last month, Facebook was among the companies appearing in front of legislators to talk about updating privacy laws. An expert at Arizona State University, Associate Professor Marilyn Prosch, helped to create one of the world's first data-privacy research labs. She is sharing her Top 10 data-privacy tips for both consumers and businesses.
Despite our rough economy and job market, information technology (IT) is one of the fastest-growing professional fields in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1.4 million IT job openings by 2018, a growth rate of more than 22 percent. The highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business is offering a new degree option to help working professionals get ahead in this field, an online Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program.
Michael Hanemann, a world-renowned environmental economist, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Hanemann is the Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), where he holds joint appointments in the Department of Economics of the W. P. Carey School of Business, and in the School of Sustainability.
For the second month in a row, the hard-hit Phoenix-area housing market saw a drop in the foreclosure rate. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows what might be the beginning of a welcome trend. However, the author of the new report says not to celebrate yet.
We're finally seeing some signs of growth in Arizona, but don't expect a big bounce in our economy until 2013. That's the bottom line, according to economists from the W. P. Carey School of Business, who offered new midyear forecasts for the state and nation today. They spoke in front of business leaders and others at the popular annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club of Phoenix.
While many people have been watching the housing-market crisis in the Phoenix area, fewer have paid attention to the commercial real estate situation. Industrial and office space, storefronts and apartment buildings are among the types of properties also affected by the recent real estate plunge. However, a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows, even though the housing market is still struggling, the commercial market may be starting on a rebound.
For the second year in a row, a record number of students are graduating from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in the spring. More than 2,200 students are eligible to receive degrees this month, and many will take the stage to receive their diplomas on May 12 and 13.
Small businesses can play a key role in helping our economy to get back on track, creating new jobs and contributing to our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business and Salt River Project (SRP) will soon be holding their fourth annual Small Business Leadership Academy, dedicated to educating leaders of small and diverse local businesses about how to grow and make the most of their companies.
A little bit of good news is coming to the Phoenix-area housing market. Foreclosures accounted for just under 38 percent of the existing-home transactions in the area in March. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the improvement over the 43 percent seen in the first two months of 2011.