Archive for 2014

Helping stimulate creativity and innovation

Every year, E/M faculty member Bruce Johnson helps Gustavus students navigate a flagship innovation and creativity experience with the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program was created in 2008 by retired Medtronic executive John Meslow. Eleven of the private Minnesota schools have either one or two teams in this annual program. The teams are […]

Corporate scandals and salsa– E/M style

Last night I hosted a film showing and discussion of the documentary, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” for a theatre full of students– most of whom were 8 or 9 years old when Enron imploded in the early 2000s. It is easy for me to forget that such a defining corporate event for […]

Econ & Management young alumni share their HR knowledge

Great energy yesterday in Kathi Tunheim‘s HR course– recent Gustie alumni came to share their experiences in managing human resources in a variety of industries and contexts. The HR students heard perspectives from Steve Andres ’10, Abbie Barrett ’14, and Ashley Michalko ’14 about life off the Hill, working in talent management and marketing. Steve […]

Gusties making a difference: Ensuring fresh water in India

While Professor Paul Estenson retained his whiskers, the fresh water campaign from our Global Entrepreneurship in India students netted $400– an amazing tally for such a short time window. Here is what Paul said about the partnership between the GEI students and our Gusties here in St. Peter: Today we raised $400 for our fellow […]

Social entrepreneur Gusties in India and St Peter link up for a cause

We just got an email from Aimee Goldschmidt, one of our Gusties studying in the Global Entrepreneurship in India program, asking for some crowdfunding help to benefit Charity: Water. That organization partners with local villages in developing nations to drill clean water wells that help an entire village. They’re offering cool prizes, gifts, and experiences […]

Social entrepreneurship club gets a boost

              Members of the Social Entrepreneurship Club gathered to sample the product they will be marketing and selling as a model project this year. Paul Estenson, the club’s faculty sponsor, is also its de facto mentor and benefactor for providing students with a tried-and-true product from his own entrepreneurial […]

Welcome to our new faculty for 2014-2015

The Economics and Management department (AND Accounting) engaged 4 new faculty this year, in a variety of disciplines. Great energy and new ideas being thrown around! Marta Podemska-Mikluch has joined us this year as a tenure-track economist. She completed her Ph.D in Economics at George Mason University in 2012. After that, she spent two years […]

10,000 management professors can’t be wrong..

For the past 17 years, the signal that summer is waning and the fall semester is right around the corner is the Academy of Management meeting, held the first or second week of every August. This year it was Philadelphia upon whose unsuspecting citizens we all converged last week. Although it’s not as easy as […]

Connecting with new alumni

Had a great time catching up with a recent Management grad over lunch on a beautiful day in the Cities! Caroline Nelson ’13 is in procurement at United Health Group, a job she scored by shining during her internship as well as impressing UHG folks during a practice design thinking workshop there in 2013. Terrific […]

Summer in full tilt—21 hours of Scandinavian light

Just back from a fantastic trip to Denmark and Sweden—where the sunlight just doesn’t quit nowadays. The Copenhagen Business School hosted a research in management education Unconference, which is a structure that is, well, unstructured! People get together organically—there are no formal presenters and no set agenda. Group discussions move toward topics of mutual interest […]