The MBA Hub
The career resources here at Portland State have helped me find two internships while I've been in the MBA program. Through these internships, I gained insight into office dynamics and practiced the skills that I learned in my MBA courses.
Many of my classmates also had internships during the program at companies such as Nike, gDiapers, Mercy Corps, Daimler, the U.S. Department of Commerce and many more! My classmates tell me they've had equally positive experiences in their internships.
Here are just a few examples:
The School of Business Administration is pleased to announce that Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be visiting campus as a keynote speaker for next Friday's Elevating Impact Summit.
The event is being organized by Impact Entrepreneurs, PSU's network of individuals and organizations committed to fostering economic, social, and ecological prosperity through entrepreneurial action.
The all-day event kicks off with a live Pitch Fest featuring local social entrepreneurs vying for your votes and answering rapid-fire questions from impact investors.
The audience will vote for a winner.
Spring is a busy time for MBA students, as first year students get ready to start summer internships and second year students land their dream jobs.
Students at Portland State University are achieving great success on both fronts. We’ve seen an uptick in the number of students with job offers before graduation, and there's still time before students don their caps and gowns to walk across the stage at the annual Hooding Ceremony.
So how are these students achieving this success? In recent conversations with MBA students, a few themes emerged.
The Business Briefing Breakfast Series continues next Thursday, June 20, with a talk exploring "Doing Business in Brazil: The Promise and Peril of an Emerging Market."
Co-presented with the Portland Business Alliance, the discussion will feature the following panelists:
- Altair Assumpcao, Principal, Sustainable Hub, Sao Paolo
- Claudia Valderrama, CFO, Wieden & Kennedy
- Tim Myers, President, Construction & Industrial Division, ESCO Corporation
ISSP and Net Impact Portland are presenting their final installment of the Big Ideas for Breakfast event series on the morning of Wednesday, June 19.
This month's talk will complete the year's focus on the theme of "Resiliency." The panel discussion will explore how technology, arts, nonprofits, business, community and food are interconnected.
We're pleased to announce that Portland State alum Aaron Glade (MBA '10) was recently profiled on the MBA Tour blog.
The MBA Tour is an independent and high quality information source regarding MBA admissions. The MBA Tour organizes events that emphasize personal interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts.
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One of the primary reasons that I decided to return to school to earn my MBA was because of my belief that business has the power to make a positive impact in the world.
My experience in the MBA program has proven this possibility on multiple occasions.
We're pleased to announce that Ted Khoury, Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy, has published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
The article, titled "The Social Construction of Legitimacy Through Signaling Social Capital: Exploring the Conditional Value of Alliances and Underwriters at IPO,” was co-authored with M. Junkunc and D. Deeds.
Sara Tunstall (MBA '10) is living the Portland dream: owning and operating Spooltown, a small-run sewing company that specializes in leather, faux leather and waxed canvas products.
I recently caught up with Sara to find out more about Spooltown, and why she says the Portland State MBA program taught her the business knowledge and perseverance necessary for running a small business.
If you missed the Career Changer Panel discussion on April 18, you can now watch a recording of the session on YouTube.
In this panel, alumni answer questions about how they used their graduate business education to switch to a new career path. Panelists included:
- Jason Kallingal, Economic Development Manager, Rose Community Development (MBA Alum)
- Maya Kamoshita, Senior Marketing Automation Manager, Lead Lizard (MIM Alum)
- Joe Munk, Controller/CFO, Institute for International Analytics (MBA Alum)
- Jeff Paul, Strategic and Business Planning Analyst, Providence Health & Services (MBA Alum)