Fall 2009 The MBA Update For Working Professionals Highly Effective Job MBA Alumni Society Networking on Search Strategies Social director Jen Blocher Main Street… Seminar invites current MBA students MBA Fall Social at The MBA Office Clemson MBA presents a brown and alums to meet for drinks at Soby’s Apartment bag seminar the last Tuesday the Irish Pub (across from the University Center of Everyone loves this event! Last Dr. Caron St. John of every month from 11:30 year, we had a record turn out Associate Dean a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Greenville) on September 30 firstname.lastname@example.org from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm. of current MBA students and University Center of alums. It was the best net- Dr. Kim Dawson Greenville. The seminar is The event is posted on the MBA Academic Advising Alumni Society Facebook Page. working yet! Join us again on email@example.com available to MBA students and October 16, 5:30 p.m. until alums. Please RSVP to Come out to learn more about 7:30 p.m. Ms. Kimberly Proctor firstname.lastname@example.org if the MBA Alumni Society and Admissions you would like to attend. meet fellow MBA students. email@example.com Clemson University Spiro Space is limited. Ms. Gail DePriest Networking at the Institute’s Annual Master Career Management University Center Panel of Ernst & Young Corporate Relations MBA Directory Entrepreneur of the Year firstname.lastname@example.org of Greenville Photographs and bios will be Finalists Ms. Linda Parr featured in a student direc- Meet your fellow MBA col- Student Services leagues at a common class This year’s panel discussion email@example.com tory. Students and alums have break time this fall. will be on October 8 at the expressed an interest in having Ms. Chellee McDougal September 28 through Westin Poinsett Hotel in Program Assistant better access to each other and October 1, a light dinner will Greenville. There will be a firstname.lastname@example.org we have listened! Photogra- be served from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. reception with the phers will be onsite prior to 8:00 p.m. Bring your appetite panel discussion at 6:00 p.m. class at the University Center and some business cards! For more information, please of Greenville on September 16, visit www.clemson.edu/spiro. 17 , 28 and 29. email@example.com. Meet Rich Morris, Clemson MBA, Class of 2003 Recently named the Vice Presi- inspiring employees for better dent of Assembly at BMW, Richard performance is essential. He Morris is a 2003 graduate of the does so with a leadership model Clemson MBA program, a 1990 that is based on listening, serving graduate of the General Motors and coaching, as opposed to the Clemson MBAs Give Back Institute, and a third generation traditional management style of to the Upstate autoworker. Richard chose to telling, ordering and instructing. earn an MBA at Clemson, because “My job is to choose the best idea The Clemson MBA Student Association is now he wanted real professors with and act on it, not just my idea, partnering with the Triune Mercy Center, a real students while he attended but the best idea.” He indicated homeless shelter in Greenville. Students are classes in the evening. employees must always be heard. providing website redesign, as well as clean up He wants them to open up and and reorganization of the computer lab. Rich states that getting his MBA share their ideas, whether all or really brought things together for part of their ideas are utilized. Also getting in on the action is the MBA Alumni him, allowing him to put into per- Society. On October 22, from 5: 30 p.m. until spective all that he had learned in According to Rich, BMW promotes 8:30 p.m., Rick Ammons, president, will be the his past work experience. He is an environment of family and di- guest bartender at Soby’s Restaurant on Main an advocate for delaying the start versity. “Diverse perspectives are Street in Greenville. 20% of profits will go to the of an MBA program. “Work first, required to produce BMWs, be- Triune Mercy Center. For more information on so you can get the most from busi- cause they are both built by and the MBA Alumni Society, please contact Rick Am- ness school when you go.” driven by a diverse spectrum of mons at firstname.lastname@example.org. people all over the world.” The According to Rich, BMW is a work hope is that this respect and value To learn more about Triune Mercy Center, environment where you are for diversity will also spill into the visit www.thetriunemercycenter.org. judged both on performance and community. character. The best employees have both, performing with excel- His advice for job seekers and stu- lence and with character. Rich dents – “Choose a company whose Clemson MBA Website believes it is important for the culture matches your values, a long term health of an organiza- culture you can believe in and The Clemson MBA website has been tion to create an environment of support.” redesigned! Be sure to check it out at both high performance and char- www.clemson.edu/mba. There is a section acter. Rich still talks “shop” with his 94 specifically for current students, including year old grandfather about leader- the upcoming class schedules and One of Rich’s favorite classes, ship and motivating employees. announcements of student events. while earning his Clemson MBA, For Richard Morris, building cars was a management course in with pride and passion is a family If you would like to be featured on the site, which transformational leadership tradition. please be sure to contact the MBA office. was introduced. Rich believes Clemson University, The MBA Update, Fall 2009, Page 2 Dates to Remember November 2: Registration begins for Spring/Summer 2010 December 17: Fall Graduation January 4: Spring classes begin Planned MBA Courses for Greenville Please Note: Classes are still being finalized. These are subject to change. For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Kim Dawson at email@example.com. Classes planned for Spring 2010: Classes planned for Summer 2010: MBA 819 - Introduction to Accounting and Finance MBA 859 - Managerial Decision Modeling MBA 829 - Marketing Foundations MBA 803 - Business Statistics MBA 809 - Organizational Behavior and Human MBA 806 - Operations Management Resources Development MBA 807 - Financial Management MBA 870 - Strategic Management MGT 869 - Project Management MBA 861 - Management Information Systems MBA 809 - Organizational Behavior and Human MBA 854 - Managerial Accounting and Information Resources Development (not confirmed) Systems MBA 860 - Advanced Marketing MBA 807 - Financial Management MBA 870 - Strategic Management MBA 860 - Advanced Marketing MBA 899 - Creativity MBA 862 - Managerial Economics MGT 888 - Doing Business in China (trip to China) MBA 845 - Technology and Innovation Management MHA Elective (probable; not confirmed) - TBD Clemson MBA Sponsors Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce PULSE Event Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment, PULSE, is an organiza- tion designed for young professionals with ages ranging from 22 through 39. PULSE provides opportunities for social, professional, and leadership develop- ment. The Clemson MBA program will sponsor the 4th Annual Birthday Bash for PULSE on October 6 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wild Wing Café in down- town Greenville. The event is for PULSE members only and is free of charge. Individuals interested in PULSE may join at this event. For more information on PULSE, visit www.greenvillepulse.com. Welcome to the New Clemson MBA Clemson MBA Student Advisory Board Working Professional Students! for Working Professionals The Clemson MBA Student Advisory Board for Working Tatiana Ackerman Meredith Kuna Professionals will meet on October 1. David Atchley Stephen Layton Thank you to the following board Andrew Boland Lauren Madsen members for serving: Sarah Brown Kristin Maglia Anne-Marie Davis Sujay Math Angela Elliott Josh Grein Theron Davis Joseph Nichols Farai Gwata Natalie Dennis David Pruitt Ashante Jefferson Stephanie Gaillard Michael Schempp Richard Kornacki Steven Gaines Katherine Snipes Steve Layton Ashley Reis Gregory Grabert Joshua Tarbutton Paul Sasser Ashante Jefferson Xi Wang Jim Storey Richard Kornacki Jonathan Weldon John Tarala Jayesh “Josh” Kotecha Leslie Williams David Whelchel Alison Kubiak If you are interested in serving, please contact Gail DePriest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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