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The Academic Advising & Transfer Center at George Mason University recently hosted the 10th Annual Academic Advisor of the Year luncheon on Friday, March 21, 2014. At the luncheon, the top ten faculty and staff advisors, of more than 90 nominees, were recognized for their outstanding service to [...]
Business Student Inspired by France Study Abroad by Jennifer Kleiner -- Mar 31st 2014
After meeting an exchange student from Marseille at George Mason's Center for Global Education (CGE) fair, Adeyokunnu was inspired to do more research on the program offered in Marseille. This past January, she began her own experience at the KEDGE Business School in Marseille, ranked as one of the [...]
Innovation Lab Is Looking for People with Big Ideas by Preston Williams -- Mar 25th 2014
The Mason Innovation Lab, a new on-campus work and learning space for budding student and alumni entrepreneurs who need additional guidance and resources to advance their projects, is accepting its first applicants. Lab director David J. Miller bills the innovation space as "a place, a community, a [...]
As a program manager at Marine Corps Systems Command, Col. Peter Reddy leads an office of government civilians, active duty Marines, and various outside contractor and agency workers. With a demanding job and frequent travel, Reddy sought flexibility when looking for a graduate degree programs. He found [...]
Rarely do students pick a major out of the course guide and find the career they hope to pursue. Often it takes exploration and sometimes even hands-on experience to determine what field will be the one that best fits. For Brock Walker, a part-time MBA student and financial specialist for the US Department [...]
"The way the market works here is different from back home in China," Zhu explains. "We were fascinated by this difference and wanted to learn more." Zhu and Hou participated in the intensive Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) program, which provided them with significant research time, [...]
MBA Scholarship Offers Exclusive CEO Mentorship by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Mar 10th 2014
The School of Business recently received a donation of $25,000 to establish the Pete Bianco Scholarship Endowment. The proceeds from this endowment allow for a selected MBA student to have the opportunity to participate in MindShare, an exclusive, invitation-only program comprised of CEOs of Washington [...]
Technology Management Alumnus Sprints Up Corporate Ladder by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Mar 6th 2014
That challenge paid off. During the program, Smith moved up the ladder at Welkin Associates, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CSC, starting as an individual contributor to a section lead and transitioning to a program management position. Since graduating, he was promoted to director and then vice [...]
MBA Students Help Budding Entrepreneurs in Philippines by Jennifer Kleiner -- Mar 3rd 2014
Students worked with a variety of small business owners taking part in a local microfinance program to train them in areas of process improvement and operations management. The goal of the microfinance program and subsequent training is to educate micro-entrepreneurs to help them expand their businesses [...]
Technology has brought the business world closer. We are all within reach of each other, regardless of location, with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Time zones have become irrelevant. Work days have pushed all boundaries. There are no longer standard business hours between 9 and 5, but rather the [...]