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On Wednesday, March 18, members of the Billiken Angels Network heard pitches from companies ranging from social media platforms to employee placement solutions. The Billiken Angels made nine investments in 2014, and continue to look for opportunities to grow investments in the the St. Louis startup community and bring more investors on board through 2015.
Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business will be holding a special information session about our graduate business programs in Jefferson City, Missouri. The session will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce (428 East Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101).Discover how a SLU graduate business degree can help advance your goals!
On March 7th, undergraduates from the John Cook School of Business spent spring break in Budapest, Hungary for a Global Immersion Course. Students toured local attractions and business, learned about the countries history, and participated in projects throughout the trip.
Dr. Nitish Singh of the Boeing Institute of International Business was quoted in the St. Louis Buiness Journal on how opening up the Cuba embargo could effect the St. Louis economy:
Starting March 7, undergraduates from the John Cook School of Business will be spending spring break in Budapest, Hungary for a Global Immersion Course. Students will tour local attractions, learn about the country’s history and it’s place in international business, and participate in projects throughout the trip sponsored by a local business.
Merging a love for athletics that she honed on a college basketball court with entrepreneurship principles she learned in a SLU classroom, Krista Clement (MBA ‘13) is poised to transform community volunteerism on college campuses across the U.S.
“Let's go around the room and tell everyone about yourself" said the professor. It was day one of the Executive Master of Intl Business and I was a little nervous. Not in the nauseous way but in that way that makes you sweat a little and wish you could avoid the activity altogether. "What exactly do you want to know?" asked one of the students, who would later come to be known as one of the most hard-working and earnest guys I have ever known. "Just umm. name, where you work, what you do," he answered. So now I had to let everyone know I was the only guy in the room that worked for a...nonprofit. Funny looking back now but the very reason why I was there, that is, to enhance my business acumen and bring that experience and knowledge to the social sector, was also why I felt slightly out of place. Hi, I'm Chris I said…
Brian Josephson, the senior vice president of business operations and emerging markets at Rawlings in St. Louis, says “networking and partnering with those who have already walked the path” are the keys to success for expanding your business.In his five years at Rawlings, Brian has spent the first three as the company’s CFO. His current position involves developing emerging markets for Rawlings’ products.
As President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Invivosciences Inc., Ayla Annac (MBA '95) is ushering in new treatments for Heart Disease.
For most students, their goal upon graduating is to have a job that corresponds to their selected major or emphasis and I am no different. Upon entering into the One-Year MBA, I knew I would have to start as soon as possible on this quest in order to secure the right position for me; I also knew that this would likely occur through finding an internship for the spring. With this in mind, I made two goals for this fall semester to aid or supplement my goal and subsequent search: research and network. I then did my best to carry out these tasks in order to know exactly kind of internship I wanted, who was offering such positions and looking for candidates such as myself, while also building relationships with individuals in these organizations as well as in my future career field of Human Resources. I believe this formula to be one that students of any area of emphasis or concentration can apply to their internship or job search and not only expect, but also receive, positive results.