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One of the aspects of the Portland State MBA program that attracted me was the school’s deep connection to the business community and extensive alumni network.
One of the most rewarding parts of my MBA experience has been helping to launch the PSU Women In Business group. This group, whose goal is to provide networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities to female business students, hosted two happy hours and a Women In Business Faculty Career Panel.
Each term, Portland State University Graduate School of Business welcomes executives to share their experience and expertise with current graduate business students. PSU hosts executives in a roundtable series, career panels, and in the course “Executive Perspectives on Leadership.”
This month, Portland State is thrilled to welcome Kris Aman, VP of Football and Basketball Athletic Teams for Nike, Inc. He manages American football and basketball and was recently in charge of Nike’s NFL deal (Nike entered into an agreement with the NFL to be the exclusive supplier of NFL gear for all 32 teams).
I recently had the opportunity to moderate the Careers in Marketing Panel, which featured accomplished professionals from a variety of roles within the marketing field.
During this popular panel, panelists discussed topics from the hiring process to corporate culture. In addition to questions from the moderator, panelists answered questions from the audience.
I recently had the opportunity to moderate the first-ever Women in Business Career Panel, featuring a panel of distinguished female faculty with experience in a wide range of fields and roles within PSU.
The panelists, who took questions from the audience, shared their experience and insights on common issues facing women in their industries. Topics of discussion included challenges and opportunities for women, managing emotions in the workplace, establishing boundaries in your work and personal life and “having it all.”
The Career Panels are some of the most popular events offered by the Career Management Resources at the School of Business. These events are held several times throughout the year and feature discussions with local business professionals from various fields and industries. It gives students the opportunity to ask questions about industry trends and converse with professionals currently working in a field of interest.
I recently attended the Careers in Consulting Panel, which was also streamed online for the first time. This unique feature allowed online students to take advantage of all the great resources offered by the School of Business. Panelists included:
Here's a fun fact — the Portland State MBA program boasts a high percentage of female students – 54% in the incoming full-time class of 2012! So the new PSU Women in Business student group is a great match for the school.
One of the highlights of my MBA experience has been the wealth of the Career Management Resources provided by the Portland State School of Business, including the Career Changer Seminar series, business roundtable discussions and self-assessment workshops. These seminars and events have given me the opportunity to explore potential career paths and to understand what is needed to succeed in the business world. So when I was told about the opportunity to influence future events by joining the new Graduate Student Partners Committee, I jumped at the chance.
The final installment of this academic year's Portland State Career Panel Series took place last week and featured four successful Portland-area entrepreneurs: Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies, a leading supplier of video processing solutions; David Cakarnis, President and Co-founder of Bridge City Legal Inc, a litigation technology company; Sheetal Dube, Founder of Audioname; and Tichelle Sorensen, Attorney at Swider Medeiros Haver. Tichelle is an alumna of Portland State's MIM program (Class of '98), and is an adjunct professor with the PSU School of Business Administration.
Last week, Portland State's MBA Career Management team continued the career panel series with a session on Marketing and Product Management. Panel discussions, held several times throughout the year, provide MBA students with the opportunity to connect with area business leaders representing a wide variety of industries and roles.