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The European Union is at a time of drastic change; there’s a refugee crisis that's divided the continent, economic and unemployment woes, and most notably Britain is starting the process of leaving the EU, beginning with the successful “Brexit” campaign in June 2016. To get the whole scope of a story, it is good to find differing viewpoints to engage in dialogue. I discussed these factors with Jens Gieseke, a German politician of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), and Petr Mach, an economist and leader of the Free Citizens Party in the Czech Republic, in order to get their point of view on the issues affecting the EU.
“We believe all students can think outside the box and every student can become an entrepreneur,” says SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club president, Jonathan Hwang, a junior in Analytics and Enterprise Systems in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.With inclusion in mind, the club encourages students from all majors across campus to get involved with its mission: to “introduce, engage and inspire student entrepreneurs to create a better world through entrepreneurship.” Each of these words: introduce, engage, inspire and create are steps along the path SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club members follow to get more comfortable and more involved with entrepreneurship. These words also create the pillars for different events and programs the club puts on every year.
Even with a stellar game and Lady Gaga dropping into the halftime show, the commercials are always one of the focal points of the Super Bowl. What did our marketing professors think of this year’s campaigns?
Cook School students in Dr. Andrew Kaikati’s integrated marketing communications course won the Chevy College Marketing Competition. The winning team competed against four top student teams from three other local universities
As part of our One-Year and Part-Time MBA Programs, students can take part in a study abroad trip to Hong Kong where they’ll explore the culture and business in the economic hub of the east. Our MBA class will be leaving for Hong Kong on December 30th, and some of our students will be live-tweeting their journey on our @SLUCookBusiness twitter handle. Follow every student by following the #SLUHongKong hashtag, and these students taking over our twitter handle:
A networking breakfast, with exhibitor tables from global organizations and companies, officially opened the 2016 Monsanto International Business Conference held Thursday, December 1, and organized by the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business. Hundreds of guests gathered in the Wool Ballroom in Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University for the morning program that began with opening remarks by Dr. Hadi Alhorr, director of the Boeing Institute of International Business. Dr. Fred Pestello, president of Saint Louis University, provided a welcome to the speakers and guests, congratulating the Boeing Institute on its professional as well as academic achievements: “As many of you know, our International Business Programs are ranked highly by the U.S. News and World Report with our undergraduate programs ranked #11 and the graduate programs #12.” He further noted that the conference is a testament to the University’s commitment to engage in enriching dialogue that can impact the region’s global landscape.
The hosted its annual Teen Escalator Pitch competition for high school students on December 4th, and the "Real" Elevator Pitch for college students on December 5th.
This weekend, competitors from colleges across the US will be in St. Louis competing in the "Real" Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by our Center for Entrepreneurship. The "Real" Elevator Pitch competition features real students and real pitches on real elevators in the second tallest building in Missouri (One Met Square @ 40 stories) with real investors (net wealth last year was ~$2.2BB). Students will be competing for a first place grand prize of cash and a trip to SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, TX in March 2017.
The John Cook School of Business was selected to send a group of its graduate and MBA students to Omaha, Nebraska to meet Warren Buffett, CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.
Globalhack VI brought over 1200 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to SLU to compete and develop the best product to combat homelessness. Two SLU students shared their experience of the day on the @SLUCookBusiness Twitter feed...