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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.
Upon entering Panama, I had a very basic knowledge of the country’s economy and business culture. I was looking forward to expanding upon this basis, as well as immersing myself into their lifestyle in order to broaden my horizon. One thing I have been able to understand and learn from this trip is reading information from the Internet and actually experiencing a situation are two very different scenarios.
After some exciting announcements about the Billiken Angels Network earlier in the week, Director Jerome Katz Ph.D. hosted a workshop detailing where to find startup funding in St. Louis and how to raise money for your project...
Not many people can say that they danced with the Emberá tribe or swam in a waterfall in the rain forest. Everyone who studies abroad says it is one of the most amazing experiences of their lives – and I have to agree. Travelling to Panama on SLU’s all-business school Immersion Trip was incredible, and I encourage anyone and everyone to take the opportunity and study abroad while they have the chance.
On December 3, SLU’s Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its first “St. Louis Shark Tank Survivors” event at Wehrenberg Ronnie’s 20 Cine. Featuring each of St. Louis’s four contestants who have appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, the entrepreneurs described their experiences with their appearances on the show, watched their individual episodes with the crowd, and answered questions about their “most exciting moment” and “which shark was the toughest.”
A grueling four-hour car ride with her younger brother and older sister gave Lachlan Johnson her first taste of new product development.Returning home from a relaxing day at the beach, the siblings’ backseat bickering compelled their mom to try redirecting that energy into a more productive activity. “If you could have any toy right now to keep you entertained, what would it be?” she asked.Almost immediately, the petty arguments turned into an ad-hoc brainstorming session that centered on creating the ideal toy.