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Willamette MBA holiday networking events in Portland and Salem

Join faculty, staff, students, alumni, prospective students and friends for the Willamette University MBA’s holiday networking events, hosted by the MBA for Professionals program. Enjoy a beverage and share in some holiday cheer in either Salem or Portland.

SALEM – Thursday, December 5
Bentley’s Grill, Liberty Room
291 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR
5:00pm-7:00pm
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PORTLAND – Friday, December 6
WU Portland Center in the Pearl
905 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 110, Portland, OR
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Willamette MBA Feature Friday in Portland – Meyer Freeman, COO of the Oregon Sports Authority

Feature Fridays shine the spotlight on a Willamette MBA alumni; hearing in their words about their work and adventures since earning their MBA. Join us over the lunch hour to be inspired, learn something new, and connect with the Willamette MBA community. Desert and drinks will be provided. There is no cost to attend but registration is requested.

Topic: “The Future of Oregon Sports” featuring Meyer Freeman, COO of the Oregon Sports Authority

November 8, 2013
12:00pm-1:00pm
WU Portland Center
905 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, Oregon

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MBA graduate writes the story of his career

Logan McCune (MBA’13) wants to take you on an adventure. Follow him, and you’ll explore Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, and search for buried treasure on a remote island.

If you’re wondering how an MBA student could advance such an ambitious project while working and studying, McCune has an answer: “the Willamette MBA for Professionals program has been eye-opening, even for my writing hobby. I’ve based many of my course assignments on my book and applied business fundamentals to formulating, designing, and marketing it, just like any other product.”

Read the entire story online.


Organization with Atkinson roots aims to modernize Oregon’s government

No one disputes that our government needs to evolve. That’s where the consensus stops.

The newly formed, non-partisan Institute for Modern Government (IMG) seeks to change that. By drawing on academic and professional resources, the IMG studies and supports public organizations facing today’s operational and management policy issues.

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Willamette MBA graduates asked to complete GMAC alumni study

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is partnering with Willamette to conduct an important study about career progression, and the value and influence of your MBA educational experience. If you have not received an email with a link to the online survey, please click the link below by November 15. The study takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

You have valuable insights to share and we would very much appreciate your participation in this survey. Your participation in this multi school global MBA survey is voluntary. Your individual responses and individual school data are confidential.

To take the survey online, visit this link.


Willamette MBA alumni updates – book club and MBA for Life program

The Willamette MBA Alumni Book Club is excited to host a call featuring Dan Ariely, best selling author of titles including “Predictably Irrational.” More information will be sent in early December on the date and registration for the phone conference.

The Willamette MBA for Life program will officially launch this spring. You’ll soon receive an e-mail listing specific registration times and available classes for the new MBA for Life benefit. To review details of the program, please visit http://willamette.edu/mba/lifetime.