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Marketing student Megan Moran, a self-described ‘Nike fanatic,’ is running toward her dream job.Megan Moran journeyed more than 2,000 miles to discover that her ideal employer is located just up the road from her hometown of Portland, Oregon.She chose to attend SLU because of its size, commitment to students and Jesuit affiliation.“I visited and fell in love with the campus and the people,” she said. “It was exactly what I was looking for in a school.”
College students from across the country and Canada entered this year’s business pitch deck competition. The Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2017 Pitch & Catch pitch deck competition winners were selected this past weekend during the final round of the competition. College students from across the country submitted their ideas for the competition by video, and the top 10 finalists presented their ideas live to a panel of all-star judges at Gateway Grizzlies ballpark.
After the tragic death of her dad, Jamie O’Brien Graf (BSBA ‘2008) stepped in to take over the family pool business.In high school, When Jamie O’Brien Graf told her dad that she planned to pursue a career in the fashion industry, he suggested she earn a business degree because it would be more practical.So she did.
The John Cook School of Business celebrated the 2017 Excellence Awards, recognizing the outstanding achievements of business school students, alumni, faculty and staff.During the event, business school seniors from each department were highlighted. This year’s awardees included...
This March, Institute for Private Business members were invited to attend March's "Teach and Tour" at TechShop, a creative community with open access to DIY tools including 3D printing tech, fabrication tools, and design software. Our members took a tour of the facility before hearing from Daniel Fort, the founder of Defiance Whiskey, and his father, Garth Fort. Daniel told his story of how he got the idea for Defiance, how the name came to be, and what the future of Defiance holds.
On April 30th, students from across the United States will be in St. Louis to participate in Pitch and Catch, a deck competition put on by the Center For Entrepreneurship. Students will present their ideas to investors, entrepreneurs, and startup founders while standing on the mound of GCS ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies. First place will win $5,000 and the chance to pitch to the Billiken Angels Network, Saint Louis University’s angel investment group.
Cook School students, staff, and faculty dedicated their talents, labor, and care to the less fortunate in the Saint Louis community for Service Day 2017 at Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis.
A group of Saint Louis University international business students traveled to Hungary as part of a week-long global immersion trip. The eight students were accompanied by Dr. Hadi Alhorr, director of the Boeing Institute and chair of the international business department, and Stacy Godlewski, program manager.
“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.
My service leadership journey began three and a half years ago in L27. At SLU 101, I met Ben Smyth and Debbie Barbeau. They were talking about an organization that embodied the Jesuit mission and how we should all become members. I remember thinking, “Well, I came to a Jesuit school for a reason, I might as well take some time to find out what that really means.” I joined the Service Leadership Program because I wanted to be a good person who embodied Jesuit principles and I thought volunteering would help me get there.