Mission Statement & Goals

Mission Statement:

The Eastin Center for Talent Development exists to inspire, encourage, and provide opportunities for Spears School of Business graduates to obtain the highest level of career readiness.


Professional Development – A lifelong commitment to growth and learning makes for a desirable job candidate. Students will learn professionalism, business etiquette, self-awareness, adapt a positive attitude, and focus on adding value to themselves and their company.

Sophistication – A broad understanding of world events is vital to success. Students will build confidence as they grow to understand their role in business and use critical thinking to make informed decisions. The program will challenge students to look at different points of view to become informed and responsible citizens.

Communication Skills – The Eastin Center for Talent Development teaches students the language of business, how to network, leave a lasting impression, and adapt to a variety of professional settings. These skills will enable students to navigate the complexity of the business world and thrive in any circumstance.


Alicia Smales 405-744-1760 Send Email to alicia.smales@okstate.edu
Alicia Smales Alicia Smales Director Eastin Center for Talent Development alicia.smales@okstate.edu 103 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-1760 (Phone) 405-744-8956 (Fax)

Faculty and Lecturers

Bryan Edwards, Ph.D. 405-744-8331 Send Email to bryan.edwards@okstate.edu
Bryan Edwards, Ph.D. Bryan Edwards, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Joe Synar Chair Department of Management bryan.edwards@okstate.edu 310 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8331 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Andrew Urich, J.D. 405-744-8619 Send Email to aurich@okstate.edu
Andrew Urich, J.D. Andrew Urich, J.D. Associate Professor, Eastin Center Chair for Career Readiness Department of Management aurich@okstate.edu 209 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8619 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile


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