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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.
Mark Arnold, Ph.D., is the chair of marketing department and the Clarence and Helen Steber Professor of Marketing. Dr. Arnold has served in a variety of roles at the Cook School including his most recent role as Senior Associate Dean. He has was most recently awarded the 2016 Academy of Marketing Science Faculty Consortium Fellow, the 2015 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2014 John Cook School of Business Nokyoon Kwak Research Award.
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.
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.
I chose the SLU one year MBA program to further my career aspirations. Since attending classes I have gained a better understanding of how a business functions from the small details to the big picture. Having achieved my Bachelor’s Degree from SLU in Healthcare Management, I sought out a program like SLU’s one year MBA to teach me the business concepts that many healthcare organizations use on a day-to-day basis.
“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.
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?