Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Gotta See This Guy!

As many of you are aware, I am a huge fan of Apple products, cycling and traveling...A good family friend of mine is too!  The big difference between me and Steve Wilhite is that he is the former VP of Global Marketing for Apple and is an avid cyclist/adventurer that has traveled, worked and lived all around the world.  He is absolutely fascinating.

He will be speaking at The Trulaske College of Business on March 17th--I hope all of you have the opportunity to see his presentation as I have no doubt it will be one of the best all year.

I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Steve's itinerary while he's here and it looks like he will also be out 'on the town' that Thursday and has encouraged students to join him...If these plans change, I will be sure to update this blog.

Photo: (L to R: Steve Wilhite, Matt Schmidt, Rudi Schmidt)

Here are a few other interesting tidbits about Steve:

--Former VP of Marketing, Nissan of North America
--Former Sr. VP of Global Marketing, Nissan (Tokyo, Japan)
--Former Sr. Marketing Executive, Volkswagen of North America
--Rides a black and yellow Trek Bicycle (It's a hunk of junk, but he rode it across the country and refuses to get a new one)
--UC Berkeley MBA 
--Stanford Undergraduate

Update your calendars! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Marketing Jobs CoMo Area--Better look quick!


Westminster College: Marketing Manager

Columbia College: Social Media Coordinator

Columbia Country Club: Membership Director

Midway USA: Marketing Specialist

Midway USA: Marketing Manager

TimeLine Recruiting: Marketing Consultant

Advisors Edge Marketing: Marketing Coach

Stryker Orthopaedics: Sales Rep

Alright, that's enough for now. Please take a look!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hot Internships in St. Louis!

Crosby MBA students....Please take a minute to review the following internship opportunities with two  interesting companies located in the Saint Louis area.

Build-A-Bear Workshop-- Personally, you won't find me within a mile of one of these stores...But, if working for a company that brings joy to little kids, this might be a good fit for you:
Build-A-Bear Internship

Rawlings-- For those of you passionate about sports, this is a good one!
Sports Internship

Please let us (Business Career Services) know how the search goes!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tips to have in your back pocket.

The Career Fair is coming! The Career Fair is coming!

Ok, so we're not being attacked, but career fairs can be daunting for some.  The thought of clamming up in front of a well respected company's representative (and your peers) can be terrifying.

The good news is this:  There is absolutely no need to freak out, tremble, mumble or have any other nervous tick.  We're MBA students! We work hard and have a highly sought after set of skills.

Take a look at the following link: Top Skills and Values Employers Seek

All of us have at least 5 of the skills/values mentioned on this list!  And, it should be easy to communicate how you have used these skills as a Crosby MBA student. Print out the article. Put it in your pocket and refer to it as necessary.

The Career Fair is coming! The Career Fair is coming!  It's a good thing you are armed and ready!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Do you like pets?

This will be short and sweet:

The Crosby MBA Program has an established relationship with Hill's Pet Supply (Part of Colgate/Palmolive)...

Currently, the company is in search of summer interns at their Topeka, KS location.

If you are an animal-lover or, at least in search of an interesting internship, give it a look!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Don't Buy The Wall Street Journal!

The title of this post does not suggest you should not read The Wall Street Journal.  I am simply suggesting you don't subscribe to it--DO NOT BUY IT!

Last year some of you might remember a nice Journal salesman 'pitch' the paper to all of us during a seminar event.  Then again, the 30 minutes he droned on for were uninspiring, mundane and probably not memorable.


He tried to sell us on the benefit to buying the newspaper--one benefit is the ability to be able to read all of the online content. If you visit you will notice that many of the articles are 'locked' and are for subscribers only.

There is a work-around to this problem.  Click on the article you wish to read and if the entire article does not appear, copy the headline and paste it into a google search.  Voila!  You will find a direct link containing the article, in its entirety!

So, don't buy the WSJ.  And don't say anything to the next WSJ salesman about this 'loophole.'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dan Ariely is the man!

This semester I am enrolled in Dr. Michael Christy's Management Course, Topics in Business Literature.  Today is the first day of class but I had the opportunity during a near-endless winter break to 'devour' the book, "The Upside of Irrationality" by Dan Ariely.

Find it. Buy it. Read it. This book is incredible. It offers insight into multiple aspects of social science and how humans, a lot of the time, have no idea how out of touch with reality we truly are.

From the back cover:  "Once again, Dan Ariely takes us on a funny, fascinating, alarming tour of our own irrational minds. You'll never look at money, work, romance, revenge, politics, medicine, shopping, or happiness the same way again."--David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist

This quick synopsis is right on target.

To whet your appetite, here is a Ted Talk video (see below) Ariely gave a couple of years ago.