Monthly Archives: November 2011

Transitioning from Military Service to Civilian Business

Transition.  Passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another:  change. Career transition.  Wow.  That almost sounds easy.  I didn’t see anything in that definition that said uncertain, difficult, frightening, or dangerous.  No big deal, right?  I’ve even discovered … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Entrepreneurship Venture Vetting Competition

As part of our 537 Entrepreneurship class this semester, my fellow classmates and I had a very unique experience outside the classroom a few weeks ago.  Organized by Professor Michael Lawless, the “Venture Vetting” (V2) competition on November 3 provided … Continue reading

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Sweet Success: USD Ranked 14th by Bloomberg Businessweek

Last week, USD was ranked 14th in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2011 list of the top 20 part-time MBA programs. Moving up to 14th from 26h in 2009 is a big step for USD’s program and has an immediate benefit for my classmates and … Continue reading

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Graduate Assistantships: One Student’s Experience

The Graduate Assistantship experience is one that I would recommend for those looking to build relationships and get exposure to things they otherwise would not throughout the pursuit of their MBA. In short, it is an opportunity to work with … Continue reading

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Beyond the Classroom: Dave Parker, General Partner at Ampersand Capital

Yesterday, David Parker, a General Partner at Ampersand Capital (a private equity group that focuses on the healthcare industry), spoke to us on campus at an event hosted by the Finance Club and the Healthcare Club. I always love these … Continue reading

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