Cook School Blog
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On what looked to be a rainy Saturday, October morning, about 2 dozen Service Leaders made the trip north of the Delmar Divide to work with “Love the Lou”. The organization is only 3 years old, but has made exciting progress in the underserved neighborhood. They are involved in youth mentorship, urban development, and community engagement in a historically poor neighborhood.
John Cook School of Business student, Lachlan Johnson, has been selected as part of the Elite 8 of the Student Startup Madness, the only international student entrepreneur college competition at SWSW Interactive. The Elite 8 will be in Austin, Texas on March 14 to pitch their businesses before a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors.
By taking the long view on “short sales,” has attracted mainstream media attention, David Rapach, Ph.D., has identified a valuable tool for predicting future stock performance. Working in collaboration with two Washington University researchers, Rapach analyzed aggregate data on the investment strategy known as short sales, which reverses the conventional wisdom of buying low and selling high.
Two Cook School alumni — Tom Bussen ( JD ’12, BSBA ’09) and Ali Arnold (BSBA ’15) — have joined the Peace Corps this year.Bussen is serving a 27-month assignment as a Peace Corps business adviser in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. During the first three months, he lived with a host family in the Kyrgyz Republic to learn the local language and integrate into the local culture before being assigned to a community in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Our Full Time MBA Class took part in a Study Abroad Trip to Hong Kong over winter break. The two-week trip, which the whole class partakes in as part of the program, covered the business and cultural differences abroad with visits to local companies and historical spots.
Select undergraduate students took part in a international business global immersion course in Panama over Winter break. While there, students attended lectures and seminars, visited local businesses, and took part in a company-sponsored project that related to the business and culture of Panama.
Student Scholars and Global Business Leaders Recognized at 2015 Hussmann International Business Awards
On Thursday evening, October 8, the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business sponsored the annual Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony. During the evening, three area executives received awards for their eﬀorts to advance international trade in the region. Eight undergraduate students studying international business also received scholarships. The event concluded with a celebratory reception.
This year Service Leaders had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Service Samplings. The Service Samplings were held on October 23rd and November 13th. The Service Samplings gave Service Leaders, primarily those without a service site, a chance to visit various sites in the area to see if there was a site they would be interested in making their permanent site.
Our part-time MBA students had the opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong over winter break. Students visited the Great Wall of China, the Hong Kong Stock market, and celebrated New Years 14 hours ahead of St. Louis. We gave students Caroline Lemp and Josh Skelly control of our social during the trip.
Our MBA students will once again be headed to Hong Kong and southern China for their study abroad trip, and you’ll get to see the journey from our students point-of-view. Members of our part time and full time MBA class will be in control of our social channels, sharing photos of their experience and what they’re learning about the culture of Hong Kong and an asian perspective of International Business. Follow along with all the students by searching for the #SLUabroadMBA hashtag, and learn more about our student representatives...