Alumni Update: Where are They Now?

thumbnail_HarrisonDanielle Harrison, Crosby MBA ’11

Danielle Harrison is a 2011 Crosby MBA graduate, new mom, and commercial lending officer at Landmark Bank. After graduating from the MBA program in May 2011, Danielle began working for Commerce Bank as a commercial lender. After four years she decided to make a job transition that allowed her to work at Landmark Bank’s headquarters in Columbia, MO. Danielle currently manages a large portfolio while working on complicated credit requests and performing cross-departmental work within the organization. Outside of her time spent at work and as a first-time mom, Danielle is actively involved in the Columbia community with organizations such as the Rotaract of Columbia, Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter. She is also co-leader for the MBA Alumni Association for Mid-Missouri. (more…)

Alumni Spotlight: Consulting in Nicaragua (Part 4)

Katie Wehmeyer taking photos at a volcano.

Katie Wehmeyer taking volcano photos.

“It was the perfect mix of human-centered consulting, economic development, Latin America, and coffee.”

Katie Wehmeyer, a 2016 Crosby MBA graduate with an interest in Entrepreneurship, saw the January 2017 trip to Nicaragua as an opportunity to learn by doing—an experience she grew to love and embrace during her time in the MBA program. “After graduating,” she says, “I started to re-appreciate all of the projects we had in the program, and how they exposed me to so many different industries and different problems to be solved.” Now working in a full-time position as a Biodesign & Innovation Fellow at Mizzou, she spends a great deal of her time working in the technology innovation space. By immersing herself in this opportunity and traveling outside of her comfort zone, she knew she would benefit from becoming even more well-rounded in the social sector of innovation, while also having a lot of fun. (more…)

How to Prepare for and Pass the CFA Exam

Passing any level of the CFA curriculum will require time and discipline, however, there are certain study strategies that can make it a much easier process. If you research online (which you should), you will hear horror stories about people studying for 400 hours and not passing the CFA Exam.  The following are my recommendations on how to maximize the efficiency of your studies: (more…)

Marketing in a Global Workplace Environment

After studying for two weeks in Italy as a part of the CIMBA program, I had the opportunity to work for Ricoh Company in the Summer of 2016. Ricoh is a Japanese multinational company, present in six continents, with subsidiaries in more than 200 countries and more than 110,000 employees worldwide. I worked specifically in Ricoh Latin America (RLA), located in Weston, Florida. RLA serves as the headquarters of all America Latina countries, including official operations in the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile & Brazil. The RLA office has approximately 75 employees who work mainly to support Latin American Region operations, and offers a true global workplace environment. (more…)