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Alumni and Friends

Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA) on many aspects of the College, its mission, and its programs.

Alumni Association

The URI Alumni Association is a great way to reconnect with your fellow alumni, network, and stay in touch with your University and the College of Business. Visit the URI alumni website and alumni calendar for upcoming programs, events, and ways of getting involved.

Alumni Profiles


Kerri Suvari

Kerrin Suvari

“When first entering the workforce, focus on learning as much as you can to become a valuable asset to your company. Step outside of your comfort zone and say yes to new projects. A willingness to learn and be challenged will open doors to new opportunities and further advancement.”

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Patricia Thompson

“When selecting an organization to work for, look at the needs of the organization and the skills you have to offer. When the organization’s needs overlap with your skills, you will be able to add value. Adding value to the organization will ensure your success.”

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Iris Carlomusto

“Get an internship before you graduate. An internship will give you an introduction to the real world and the opportunity to test drive your career choice. You will gain an advantage for future employment and the chance to network and establish professional relationships.”

Wendy Field

Wendy Field

“Change provides an amazing challenge to adapt and to see first-hand new ways to manage and run a business. Information is now provided real-time, so those who can understand and spot trends and act quickly will generally have an edge.”

Kent Fannon

S. Kent Fannon

“In today’s business world, what’s most interesting to me are the common threads across many different industries and the interconnectivity across the world. What’s most challenging is staying current with the technological changes and advancements.”

Alan Spachman

Alan Spachman

“Risk takers achieve greatness more quickly than conservative employees. If you never stick your neck out you will never make mistakes. If you never make a mistake you will have lost an opportunity to learn.”

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