Tag: Full-time MBA

Attention drivers: if you signed up for a parking permit, you must pick it up at the Parking & Transportation office at North Campus by Friday, Sept. 8. Starting Friday, any unclaimed permits will be forfeited and assigned to those next on the wait list.

In this video, Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer, shares insights on the strategy behind Washington University in St. Louis’ new parking and transportation plan, successes to date, and what the campus community can expect this year.

“We recognize the new parking and transportation plan, coupled with the construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus, represents significant change for our campus community,” Carter said. “We hope this video provides additional insight into these changes and what they mean to you.”

Carter wants students, faculty and staff to be aware that the Parking & Transportation team is focused on improving the parking citation and appeals process and ensuring citations that are in error or unclear are resolved quickly. Importantly, the policy that forgave one ticket a year is no longer in place due to operational challenges to the university.

For those who decided not to purchase a parking permit this year, the university offers a mix of alternative commuting options for students, faculty and staff, including the Metro, Campus Circulator, Campus2Home shuttle, the Occasional Parking Program, Guaranteed Ride Home program and Enterprise CarShare, among others.

For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu or contact the Parking & Transportation office at parktrans@wustl.edu or 314-935-3616.




Women are on the rise at Olin Business School. Five tenure-track female professors join the faculty this fall in the areas of marketing, organizational behavior, and finance. Olin also welcomes a female visiting professor in economics from Carnegie Mellon. And on the student side of the desk, the MBA Class of 2019 is reporting an uptick in the gender category with 39% women.

“We are pleased to welcome so many talented newcomers to the Olin community,” said Vice Dean Todd Milbourn. “We will all benefit from the talent and knowledge they bring to our educational mission.”

Pictured above left to right, front row: Kang, Huang, Hardin; center row: Perfecto, Liao, organizational behavior postdoc; top row: Scott, Ruttan. Photo by Jerry Naunheim.

Ashley Hardin, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavioral

  • PhD, Business Administration, 2017, University of Michigan
  • Prior to Olin: Instructor, University of Michigan
  • Research Interests: Quantitative Social Research, Quantitative Social Research, Social Psychology

Xing Huang, Assistant Professor of Finance

  • PhD, Economics, 2013, University of California at Berkeley
  • Prior to Olin: Assistant Professor of Finance, Michigan State University
  • Research Interests: Behavioral Finance, Asset Pricing, Investor Behavior, Market Efficiency, Information Acquisition, Mutual Funds, Household Finance

Karam Kang, Visiting Professor of Economics

  • PhD, Economics, 2012, University of Pennsylvania
  • Prior to Olin:  Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Research Interests: Political Economy, Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics

Zhenyu Liao, Postdoc for Organizational Behavior

  • PhD, Management and Organization, 2017, National University of Singapore
  • Prior to Olin: Research Assistant, National University of Singapore
  • Research Interests: Leadership Behavior and Dynamic, Event Perspective, Interpersonal Interaction

Hannah Perfecto, Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • PhD, Business Administration, 2017, University of California, Berkeley
  • Prior to Olin: Teaching Assistant, 2017, University of California, Berkeley
  • Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Behavioral Decision Theory, Metacognition, Field Experiments, Research Replicability and Reliability

Rachel Ruttan, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • PhD, Management and Organizations, 2017, Northwestern University
  • Prior to Olin: Instructor, Management and Organizations, Negotiations, Northwestern University
  • Research Interests: Compassion and Prosocial Behavior, Values and Moral Judgment, Emotion

Sydney Scott, Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • PhD, Marketing and Psychology, 2017, University of Pennsylvania
  • Prior to Olin: Teaching Assistant, 2017, University of Pennsylvania
  • Research Interests: Morality and Consumption, Judgment and Decision Making, Preferences for Natural Products

 




To the Washington University community:

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be continued and even expanded. With President Trump’s decision to rescind the program and end it within six months, I hope that Congress acts quickly to pass legislation to continue the DACA program so that those registered in the program and others who may be eligible can stay and continue to realize their full potential in this country.

As I have shared directly with our elected leaders, DACA is not only a moral imperative, but it also benefits the United States as a whole. Students who participate in the program have been raised here. They are part of our community, with great potential to make positive contributions to our country. We should be embracing them, not abandoning them.

Because of this decision, hundreds of thousands of young people and their families are scared and worried for their future. Members of Congress can address this and they should. I, and other university leaders, will continue to press elected officials on crafting a permanent solution as soon as possible.

Every Washington University student — regardless of immigration status, race, ethnicity, nationality or any other identity — deserves the same opportunity for academic success.

Here at our university:

  • The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is available to aid and assist students impacted by changes in DACA. OISS can provide information about available resources — including housing and legal assistance.
  • We will work directly with students impacted by changes in DACA to address challenges that may make it difficult for them to continue their studies, including financial hardships.
  • The Washington University Police Department’s (WUPD) primary role is to maintain a safe learning environment on our campuses. WUPD does not inquire about immigration status in carrying out their duties. Officers do not detain individuals based solely on their immigration status. Though WUPD is required to comply with lawful subpoenas and other legal requirements, it is not the university’s practice that WUPD will function as an agent of the federal government in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
  • We zealously protect privacy of confidential student information. We will not release information about a student’s immigration or citizenship status to third parties unless required to do so by law or directive from a court.

You can learn more about available resources here.

Our university draws strength through our differences. We have a long tradition of attracting talented people from all around the world to our community and that will continue. It is on each of us to work to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome, included and empowered to succeed.

Sincerely yours,

Mark S. Wrighton

Image: Flickr Creative Commons Ana Paula Hirama, Statue of Liberty – NYC, Set2011




Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rainstorms and devastation along the Gulf Coast are difficult to comprehend, but it’s clear to see that the people in the flooded region need help. Individuals, nonprofits, and businesses are contributing to the rescue and recovery effort. Chancellor Wrighton’s message to the University community (below) suggests how you can help via the American Red Cross and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Mashable posted a long list of companies and what they are doing to help the victims of Harvey. Anheuser-Busch stopped beer production at one of its plants, to fill 50,000 cans with water for Red Cross shelters in areas damaged by the storms.

Link to find out what other companies are doing and how you can contribute to the aid efforts of Apple, Amazon and Whole Foods, Google, Microsoft, Walmart, and major cell carriers to name a few.

Chancellor Wrighton’s message:

To the Washington University community:

Hurricane Harvey continues to deal a devastating blow to eastern Texas and, now, is threatening a broader region. Many of our current students and alumni come from the affected areas; others of us know people who have been impacted or are at risk. They, their families, friends and loved ones are going through a horribly difficult ordeal. Our thoughts remain with them.

The images stemming from this historic natural disaster are heartbreaking. At the same time, the stories of herculean rescue efforts and people coming together to help one another are heartwarming. Here at Washington University, our community is built on the foundation of care and support we extend to each other and to others, particularly in times of crisis. This is one of those times and I know many of you are looking for ways to lend a helping hand. If you would like to donate to response and recovery efforts, following are two of the many organizations requiring resources. Every contribution — no matter the size — can make a difference.

American Red Cross
Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

If you or someone you know is experiencing personal difficulties in dealing with the aftermath of this tragedy, I hope you will take advantage of the counseling resources available for students through Student Health Services on the Danforth Campus and Student & Occupational Health Services on the Medical Campus, and for our faculty and staff through our Employee Assistance Program.

Many are predicting that Hurricane Harvey could become the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. People are hurting and the recovery will take a long time. Please remain vigilant for the long haul and do what you can to help.

Sincerely yours,

Mark S. Wrighton




Global, diverse, and talented are just a few of the adjectives that describe the full-time MBA Class of 2019. They hail from 20 different countries and have a wide range of experience from teacher to NASA researcher, US Navy pilot to K-Pop star. Women represent 39% of the class where the median age is 28.

“We identified several common themes among the class,” said Jason A. Brown,
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions. “Many of the first year MBAs desire to start their own business, they share the thrill of traveling and playing musical instruments. Several have participated in Teach for America, the Peace Corps, and Americorps.”

Brown highlighted unique skills and backgrounds of a few members of the class:

  • Rina Amatya
    ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

    Rina Amatya previously worked at NASA where she completed research in the Jet Propulsion Lab

  • Emily Francis is the third-highest rated female chess player in the state of Georgia
  • Before joining the Marines, Ryan Harbison served his undergraduate community as a volunteer firefighter
  • Seongjoon Hong is a wilderness responder
  • Kyuil Lee considers himself a “first-generation K-pop singer” and is a former member of Honey Family, a K-pop singing and dancing group; he is also a recipient of the Technical Grammy Award from Lexicon
  • Jesus Bandres is a professional tennis player and has represented his home country of Venezuela in the Davis Cup and Wimbledon tournaments. He contributes his talents here as an Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at WashU, so you may see him on the Tao Tennis Center courts in between classes.

Bandres playing for Venezuela at the Davis Cup in April.

Another member of Olin’s MBA class of 2019, Gheremey Edwards (pictured above), is profiled on the website Poets & Quants in an article that features first year MBAs from top business schools around the country. Here’s an excerpt from Edwards’ interview:

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? I chose Olin because Olin chose me. When Dean Taylor described the community as “elite but never elitist; confident but never arrogant,” I knew I had found my home.

More stats on the Olin full-time MBA Class of 2019:

145 students

39% women

19% Under-represented minorities

13 US military veterans

11 pursuing dual degrees

4.8 years average work experience

Undergraduate background: students come from three general areas of study including Business/Economics; Engineering/Science; and Humanities/Social Sciences

Country of birth:

AZERBAIJAN 1
CANADA 1
CHINA 5
INDIA 26
INDONESIA 1
ISRAEL 2
JAPAN 4
KENYA 1
S.KOREA 8
NEW ZEALAND 1
NIGERIA 4
PAKISTAN 2
PERU 1
ROMANIA 1
SAUDI ARABIA 1
SOUTH AFRICA 1
TAIWAN 1
UNITED STATES 82
VENEZUELA 1
ZAMBIA 1

 


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