January 27, 2015

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Passport to Success: Alumna Appointed Travel Channel CFO

We often don’t realize until years later which experiences have made the biggest mark on our career, but behind every great executive—and every successful business person—there is a moment that defines the direction their career will take. For Kellie Goldstein, it was an international finance class during her masters in accounting program that would plant […]

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January 15, 2015

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Mary Hough, MBA ’91, of SAIC Recognized as a HR Trendsetter

The past few years have been ones of change for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in Washington, D.C.. In September 2013, SAIC separated from its parent company, renamed Leidos Holdings Inc. Mary Hough coached the HR community at SAIC as it adopted a new way of working—a matrix model. In this structure, an employee may […]

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December 30, 2014

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Top Finance Grad Max Lindskog, BS Finance ’14, Learns By Teaching

Prior to students’ first classes, it is recommended many times at orientation that students make the most of their time in their degree program: participate in clubs, excel in their studies, enhance their learning through internships, attend school sponsored events, make use of the career and academic advisors available to them, and so on. Rarely […]

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December 19, 2014

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MATHCOUNTS: Alumnus Lou DiGioia, MBA ’08, Takes His Love of Math to the Next Level

Lou DiGioia, executive director of MATHCOUNTS, and I tried to do a podcast a couple of months ago. The audio had some serious problems and we produced a transcript instead. It was a great discussion although I asked way too much about the human Pascal’s triangle that made a Guiness World record. Anyway, the second […]

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December 10, 2014

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Former MBA Student Association President Ruxandra Arustei, MBA ’11, Leaves Mark on MBA Program

Many students pass through the Mason MBA program each year taking away new skills and experiences, but only a few make a lasting impact on the program for future students to come. Ruxandra Arustei, MBA ’11 was one student who did just that. As a full-time student, Arustei had the time and drive to do […]

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