Cook School Blog
Hear from students, alumni, and faculty of the John Cook School of Business
Business professionals in the Executive Master of International Business program (EMIB) recently completed a whirlwind two-week Asian business global immersion study abroad developed through funding from Monsanto. The course is offered to EMIB students every year, with the Asian course alternating with a Latin American business course.
The Cook School recently hosted a round table dialogue about business’ role in fostering the common good with the initiator and facilitator of this dialogueSister Simone Campbell, the executive director of NETWORK National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.
Coming from a science background, the MBA was foreign soil. Since I could remember, medicine has always been my calling. Never did I consider a career outside the healthcare field. After completing my first clinical year during medical school in the hospital, it became clear that medicine no longer revolved around a single physician. Instead, medicine has evolved into a healthcare team approach centered on patient satisfaction. As a physician, I need to be able to manage and lead a team of residents, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers while providing customer satisfaction to my patients. With this understanding of the current healthcare system, I knew there were attributes I would need to develop outside of my medical skills. Therefore, I made the temporary jump from medical school to the John Cook School of Business.
Saint Louis University’s Sports Business Summer Academy at the John Cook School of Business is a four day program that provides rising high school juniors and seniors with a glimpse as to how the business of sports operates. Students are mentored by faculty of the Cook School of Business and attend presentations from prominent business members of the St. Louis sporting industry, in order to learn about the basic fundamentals of sports business.
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.