Spears Business Engagement Group
accepting applicants for Fall 2014

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Matt Renz, Blake Zimmerman, Ashlyn Spradlin, Chris Meyers (SBEG client and CEO of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives), Jerry Rackley (SBEG Director).

Oklahoma State University’s Spears Business Engagement Group (SBEG) is now accepting applications for Fall 2014. The SBEG is an experiential learning opportunity where students work in teams to solve business problems for real clients. Most clients that work with the SBEG need help promoting their products or services, so the work tends to have a strong marketing orientation. Previous clients include both for profit and non-profit organizations.

Participation in the SBEG is by application, and students can earn three credit hours through a special section of MKTG 4550 while gaining valuable hands-on experience that employers seek. SBEG students spend almost no time in class. Instead, they meet with their clients and as a group, under the supervision of the SBEG director. Teams typically meet at least once a week and communicate frequently with their client. In a nutshell, SBEG is much more like an internship than a class.

Current and former participants of the SBEG have found this experience equips them for professional success. Client management, communication, leadership, and practical problem-solving are on the short list of skills that students gain as SBEG consultants. Even though the SBEG does not meet regularly as a class, the workload and time commitment is every bit as rigorous, if not more so, than a three-credit hour course. For this reason, participation in the SBEG is not recommended for students taking more than 15 hours. Producing success for clients is the primary criteria for earning a good grade for SBEG participation. Creativity, discipline, and team-work are also factors of students’ success.

If you’d like to learn business by doing business, the SBEG is now accepting applications for student consultants for the Fall 2014 semester. Please click here to submit your application.

If you have questions or wish to learn more, contact the SBEG director Jerry Rackley, sbeg@okstate.edu or 405.744.4769

To be considered for the SBEG, submit your application by April 30, 2014.

Department Head

Josh Wiener 405-744-5192 Send Email to josh.wiener@okstate.edu
Josh Wiener Josh Wiener Professor of Marketing, Tom and Edna Mae Carson Centennial Chair in Business Administration, Department Head, and Director of the Center for Social & Services Marketing Department of Marketing josh.wiener@okstate.edu 313 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5192 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile

Ph.D. Coordinator

Kevin Voss 405-744-5106 Send Email to kevin.voss@okstate.edu
Kevin Voss Kevin Voss Don and Cathey Humphreys Chair in the School of International Studies and Professor Department of Marketing kevin.voss@okstate.edu 312 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5106 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile

Faculty and Lecturers

Zachary Arens 405-744-6349 Send Email to zachary.arens@okstate.edu
Zachary Arens Zachary Arens Assistant Professor Department of Marketing zachary.arens@okstate.edu 417A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-6349 (Phone) View Full Profile
Todd Arnold 918-594-8596 Send Email to todd.arnold@okstate.edu
Todd Arnold Todd Arnold Professor and Raymond A. Young Foundation Chair Department of Marketing todd.arnold@okstate.edu 316 North Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa Campus 918-594-8596 (Phone) 918-594-8596 (Fax) View Full Profile
Clay Billman 405-744-5192 Send Email to clay.billman@okstate.edu
Clay Billman Clay Billman Lecturer Department of Marketing clay.billman@okstate.edu 202 Gallagher-Iba Stillwater Campus 405-744-5192 (Phone) View Full Profile
Tom Brown 405-744-5113 Send Email to tom.brown@okstate.edu
Tom Brown Tom Brown Noble Foundation Chair in Marketing Strategy and Professor of Marketing Department of Marketing tom.brown@okstate.edu 424 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5113 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Goutam Chakraborty 405-744-7644 Send Email to goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu
Goutam Chakraborty Goutam Chakraborty Professor; Ralph A. and Peggy A. Brenneman Professor Department of Marketing goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu 420A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-7644 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Xiang Fang 918-594-8194 Send Email to xiang.fang@okstate.edu
Xiang Fang Xiang Fang Associate Professor Department of Marketing xiang.fang@okstate.edu 319 North Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa Campus 918-594-8194 (Phone) 918-594-8281 (Fax) View Full Profile
Karen Flaherty 405-744-5064 Send Email to karen.flaherty@okstate.edu
Karen Flaherty Karen Flaherty Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, William S. Spears Chair in Business and Associate Professor of Marketing Department of Marketing karen.flaherty@okstate.edu 201 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5064 (Phone) 405-744-8956 (Fax) View Full Profile
Aditi Grover 405-744-5045 Send Email to aditi.grover@okstate.edu
Aditi Grover Aditi Grover Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Marketing aditi.grover@okstate.edu 311A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5045 (Phone) View Full Profile
Stephen Hampton 405-744-5118 Send Email to s.hampton@okstate.edu
Stephen Hampton Stephen Hampton Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Marketing s.hampton@okstate.edu 405C Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5118 (Phone) View Full Profile
Ji Hoon Jhang 405-744-8613 Send Email to jihoon.jhang@okstate.edu
Ji Hoon Jhang Ji Hoon Jhang Assistant Professor Department of Marketing jihoon.jhang@okstate.edu 319 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8613 (Phone) View Full Profile
Amit Jai Kadam Unlisted Send Email to amitjk@okstate.edu
Amit Jai Kadam Amit Jai Kadam Lecturer - Business Analytic Department of Marketing amitjk@okstate.edu View Full Profile
Vanessa Komara 918-729-2616 Send Email to vanessa.komara@okstate.edu
Vanessa Komara Vanessa Komara Lecturer Department of Marketing vanessa.komara@okstate.edu Tulsa Campus 918-729-2616 (Phone) View Full Profile
Kelly Lee 405-744-8604 Send Email to kelly.lee@okstate.edu
Kelly Lee Kelly Lee Assistant Professor Department of Marketing kelly.lee@okstate.edu 422 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8604 (Phone) View Full Profile
Richie Liu 405-744-8641 Send Email to richie.liu@okstate.edu
Richie Liu Richie Liu Assistant Professor Department of Marketing richie.liu@okstate.edu 413 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8641 (Phone) View Full Profile
Venu Gopal Lolla Unlisted Send Email to venu.lolla@okstate.edu
Venu Gopal Lolla Venu Gopal Lolla Adjunct Lecturer - Business Analytics Department of Marketing venu.lolla@okstate.edu View Full Profile
Lee Manzer 405-744-8609 Send Email to lee.manzer@okstate.edu
Lee Manzer Lee Manzer Professor Department of Marketing lee.manzer@okstate.edu 419 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8609 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Jesse Martin 405-744-3322 Send Email to jesse.martin@okstate.edu
Jesse Martin Jesse Martin Lecturer - Department of Marketing Associate Athletic Director / External Affairs jesse.martin@okstate.edu 102 Gallagher-Iba Stillwater Campus 405-744-3322 (Phone) View Full Profile
James Mason 405-744-4084 Send Email to james.d.mason@okstate.edu
James Mason James Mason Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Marketing james.d.mason@okstate.edu 311B Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-4084 (Phone) View Full Profile
Marlys Mason 405-744-5109 Send Email to m.mason@okstate.edu
Marlys Mason Marlys Mason Associate Professor Department of Marketing m.mason@okstate.edu 418A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5109 (Phone) View Full Profile
Ted Matherly 405-744-5139 Send Email to ted.matherly@okstate.edu
Ted Matherly Ted Matherly Assistant Professor Department of Marketing ted.matherly@okstate.edu 419A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5139 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Miriam McGaugh 405-744-2208 Send Email to miriam.mcgaugh@okstate.edu
Miriam McGaugh Miriam McGaugh Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Marketing miriam.mcgaugh@okstate.edu 307 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-2208 (Phone) View Full Profile
Don Mitchell 405-744-4001 Send Email to don.mitchell@okstate.edu
Don Mitchell Don Mitchell Lecturer Department of Marketing don.mitchell@okstate.edu CLB 011 Stillwater Campus 405-744-4001 (Phone)
David C. Ogden Unlisted Send Email to david.ogden@okstate.edu
David C. Ogden David C. Ogden Lecturer - Business Analytic Department of Marketing david.ogden@okstate.edu View Full Profile
Jerry Rackley 405-744-4769 Send Email to jerry.rackley@okstate.edu
Jerry Rackley Jerry Rackley Executive-in-Residence Department of Marketing jerry.rackley@okstate.edu CLB 037 Stillwater Campus 405-744-4769 (Phone) View Full Profile
Brad Rickelman 405-744-8666 Send Email to brad.rickelman@okstate.edu
Brad Rickelman Brad Rickelman Lecturer Marketing and International Business brad.rickelman@okstate.edu 405A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8666 (Phone)
Asish Satpathy Unlisted Send Email to asish.satpathy@okstate.edu
Asish Satpathy Asish Satpathy Lecturer - Business Analytic Department of Marketing asish.satpathy@okstate.edu View Full Profile
Steven Shepherd 918-594-8165 Send Email to steven.shepherd@okstate.edu
Steven Shepherd Steven Shepherd Assistant Professor Department of Marketing steven.shepherd@okstate.edu 303 North Hall Tulsa Campus 918-594-8165 (Phone) View Full Profile
Ajay Sukhdial 405-744-5085 Send Email to ajay.sukhdial@okstate.edu
Ajay Sukhdial Ajay Sukhdial Associate Professor Department of Marketing ajay.sukhdial@okstate.edu 218 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5085 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Atul Thatte Unlisted Send Email to atul.thatte@okstate.edu
Atul Thatte Atul Thatte Lecturer - Business Analytic Department of Marketing atul.thatte@okstate.edu View Full Profile
Steve Urdrisky Unlisted Send Email to udrisky@okstate.edu
Steve Urdrisky Steve Urdrisky Lecturer Department of Marketing udrisky@okstate.edu Tulsa Campus View Full Profile
Kevin Voss 405-744-5106 Send Email to kevin.voss@okstate.edu
Kevin Voss Kevin Voss Don and Cathey Humphreys Chair in the School of International Studies and Professor Department of Marketing kevin.voss@okstate.edu 312 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5106 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile
Josh Wiener 405-744-5192 Send Email to josh.wiener@okstate.edu
Josh Wiener Josh Wiener Professor of Marketing, Tom and Edna Mae Carson Centennial Chair in Business Administration, Department Head, and Director of the Center for Social & Services Marketing Department of Marketing josh.wiener@okstate.edu 313 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5192 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax) View Full Profile

Staff

Sherry Roberts 405-744-5192 Send Email to sherry.roberts@okstate.edu
Sherry Roberts Sherry Roberts Administrative Support Specialist II Department of Marketing sherry.roberts@okstate.edu 312A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5192 (Phone)

PhD Students

Amy Fehl Unlisted Send Email to amy.fehl@okstate.edu
Amy Fehl Amy Fehl Ph.D. student Department of Marketing amy.fehl@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus View Full Profile
Gabriel Gazzoli Unlisted Send Email to gabriel.gazzoli@okstate.edu
Gabriel Gazzoli Gabriel Gazzoli Department of Marketing gabriel.gazzoli@okstate.edu View Full Profile
YuShan "Sandy" Huang Unlisted Send Email to yushan.huang@okstate.edu
YuShan Sandy Huang YuShan "Sandy" Huang Graduate Assistant Department of Marketing yushan.huang@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus
Eun-Young Jang Unlisted Send Email to eunyoung.jang@okstate.edu
Eun-Young Jang Eun-Young Jang Ph.D. student Department of Marketing eunyoung.jang@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus
Ying Ying Li Unlisted Send Email to yingying.li@okstate.edu
Ying Ying Li Ying Ying Li Ph.D. student Department of Marketing yingying.li@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus
Alejandra Rodriguez Unlisted Send Email to alejandra.rodriguez10@okstate.edu
Alejandra Rodriguez Alejandra Rodriguez Ph.D. student Department of Marketing alejandra.rodriguez10@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus
Aditya Udai Singh Unlisted Send Email to aditya.u.singh@okstate.edu
Aditya Udai Singh Aditya Udai Singh Ph.D. student Department of Marketing aditya.u.singh@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus
Yasamin Vahdati Unlisted Send Email to yasamin.vahdati@okstate.edu
Yasamin Vahdati Yasamin Vahdati Ph.D. student Department of Marketing yasamin.vahdati@okstate.edu CLB 001 Stillwater Campus