Cook School Blog
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The winners of the SLU Center for Entrepreneurship's #SLUPureIdea Contest competed this Saturday at the City Museum. But after they got off the Ferris Wheel, the got quite the surprise...
Warren Buffett did not meet my expectation of what a ridiculously rich person would be like. He was friendly and inviting; he seemed to think he was a regular guy. His natural grace and distinguished persona seemed to come from his age and experience, not his wallet. “Money has utility, but only to a certain point,” he said, “People with ten houses are not living any happier than you are.” Why would he go to work if he doesn't need the money? He goes to work because he loves his job and is able to “paint his own painting” and be around people who appreciate what he does.
We put out the call to our student to come up with ideas to solve the following problem:"In the United States, we have over 77 million Baby Boomers who are getting older. They're having problems seeing, hearing, moving, ect. Come up with a product or service that solves one of their problems."We had an outstanding response from our students. Below are the winning tweets. The following students will move on to the next round at the City Museum on Sunday, Oct. 26th
When Arch Grants set the date for the 2nd Annual Gala, I am sure Cardinal Baseball was on their mind. But, so many things would have to fall into place for the Gala to be on the exact same night the Cardinals were hosting Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Nonetheless, it happened, and many of the 600-plus attendees at the Gala were awash in red to show support for Cardinal Nation.
I find myself very fortunate to get my education at Saint Louis University. SLU has taken my education to the next level based on my experience and research of different universities. I am lucky to be in a class with extraordinarily brilliant people whom I learn from as much as the professors. The faculty members are very supportive and they are willing to help us with any issues as best they can.
Graduate students at the John Cook School of Business went to Omaha, Nebraska to meet with CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett. One-Year MBA Student Scott Clithero took over the Cook School's Twitter account for the trip...
At the end of February this year I got an email saying that I obtained the Hungarian Missouri Education Scholarship and I will start the one year MBA program at Saint Louis University in May. Joe Adorjan, the benefactor of my grant, has offered me the chance to study at one of the highly ranked US Universities. This scholarship has been a tremendous opportunity for me to develop my skills and knowledge towards a highly ranked business career.
We are Erick and Claudia, a married couple from Mexico City. We have been living in St. Louis for the past three years and have decided to jointly pursue the Evening MBA program at Saint Louis University (SLU) this fall. Erick works as a cost analyst for Monsanto Company and has experience in finance working not only in the U.S. but also in various Latin American countries. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics with a focus on finance from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and completed an exchange program at Boston College. Claudia works as an associate client manager for the Nielsen Company and has over four years of experience in marketing research working closely with retailers. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Tecnologico de Monterrey and completed an exchange program in international marketing in France.
On Friday, Sept.12, the Boeing Institute of International Business at the John Cook School of Business hosted the event “Scotland is Open for Business.” The keynote speaker was Donnie Jack, a senior diplomat for the Scottish government and the Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas. Mr. Jack’s visit to the Cook School was very timely given the vote today to determine whether or not Scotland will become an independent nation.
On a whim, I reached out to Dr. Jerry Katz, an incredibly impactful SLU professor, one of the most intriguing people I’ve ever known, and a resource I would occasionally call on in a moment of crisis (“Dr. Katz, I have an interview with Bear Stearns in NYC next week--what’s the best way to travel with a suit...and should I wear a pocket square?”).A few years of hustling in New York City for Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs created in me a desire to find a way to connect with...something. Something from my past. My “roots,” for lack of a better term. In other words, I wanted to do that proverbial “giving back” thing so often touted, not so often executed.I considered everything from being a Big Brother to coaching youth basketball. Neither of which seemed to work with my schedule: gym by 5:30 a.m., office by 7 a.m. home by 7 p.m. (on a good day).