The Williams School

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics is distinct among its peers--offering a business education within a larger liberal arts curriculum. In fact, Washington and Lee is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

The school is led by Crawford Family Dean Larry Peppers and has 40 faculty members who teach in the departments of accounting, business administration, economics and politics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies and women, gender and sexuality studies. The Williams School is the proud home to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Advertising, Marketing and Communications in New York City: Day 3

Today we wrapped up our trip with seven visits, starting with Ruder Finn, a public relations firm. Our host was Senior Vice President and Ethics Officer Emmanuel Tchividjian, who was able to provide additional insight about PR as well as lead us in our first discussion about ethics on the trip. He is part of Ruder Finn's ethics committee, which serves to mitigate issues such conflicts of interest among clients and ensure that clients' values align with their own.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Advertising, Marketing and Communications in New York City: Day 2

The second day of the trip was even busier than the first. We began at Grey NY, where Courtney Berry '05, Courtney Ridenhour '13, Erica Giordano '09, Jessica Kingsbery '09 and Colleen Paxton '14 hosted us, proving several different perspectives on the advertising business.