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Fortune recently released their inaugural list of 100 Best Workplaces for the Millennials from their partners at Great Place to Work, and St. Louis has three major companies featured. The vetting process included nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees who answered 58 survey questions, which pertained to whether or not they have experienced an environment that would create a great workplace.
On June 25th, 25 companies were honored at the St. Louis Business Journal's Fastest Growing Companies Awards. These awards recognize St. Louis based companies who have raised their revenue over three years and continue to grow.
SLU 101 is Saint Louis University’s summer orientation program. During this two-day orientation, students will bond with fellow members of their incoming class, meet with their academic advisors who will help them register for fall courses, get a glimpse of college life by spending a night in a freshman residence hall, learn about campus resources, extracurricular activities and organizations, and best of all have all their questions answered from upper-class student leaders. Emily Alcorn is one of twenty SLU 101 leaders and is a proud representative of the Cook School of Business. As Emily enters her junior year she reflects upon her SLU 101 experience as a participant and as a leader.
We're always thrilled to hear about alumni helping out communities here and abroad. Tom Bussen, JD/MBA Alumni, is currently working with the Peace Corps, and sent photos back from Kyrgyzstan! He is also blogging about his experience...
This semester our student spotlight is featuring junior Victoria Morman. Victoria is from Dayton, Ohio and majoring in Accounting. Before coming to SLU, she had a passion for service, and she knew SLU was a great place to continue her passion. As soon as she heard about the program, she immediately wanted in. She was excited to commit herself to the hours and meet great people along the way. Because of this, joining the program was a “no brainer” to her. In her first two years as a Service Leader, she worked just down the road at Big Brothers, Big Sisters and now she spends her time at Labre Ministries for the Homeless. There she makes a meal with friends and then drives it to the people who receive it.
Seniors celebrated their graduation from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University with a pre-commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15th, followed by university-wide commencement on Saturday.
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business honored 4 local St. Louis entrepreneurs at it's annual Hall of Fame Ceremony. Inductees iThe Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business honored 4 local St. Louis entrepreneurs at it's annual Hall of Fame Ceremony. Inductees included Joyce Aboussie, Mary Jo Gorman, Trish Curtis, and Patricia Smith Thurman.ncluded Joyce Aboussie, Mary Jo Gorman, Trish Curtis, and Patricia Smith Thurman.
We would like to congratulate all of our graduating seniors who will be walking this Friday at commencement. All of your hard work and effort is about to pay off! On Thursday, April 30th, we honored exceptional seniors for their many achievements at our annual awards ceremony.
On April 23, current students and alumni from our Graduate Business and Executive Masters of International Business programs met at Anheuser-Busch to tour the brewery grounds and discuss their history of international expansion, acquisitions, and mergers, and what opportunities are available within the company.
About a year ago, I graduated from the MBA program with a cohort of about 40 other students and this May I will graduate from the MHA program. This MBA/MHA dual degree program at SLU has aided me tremendously and allowed me to grow in ways that I never expected.Before entering into the program, I was an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago with aspirations to work in the healthcare business, whatever that meant. I did not know what the ‘right’ program was for me at the time and looked into MBA programs, MHA programs as well as other dual degree programs. Today, I can say that the SLU’s dual-degree program was right for me for three reasons: the education, the ability to gain work and leadership experiences, and the many career building opportunities during the program.