The three pillars of the Crosby MBA program are community, curriculum, and careers. When the three are able to be combined for a dynamic experience, the synergistic effects have the potential to be very impactful for all involved. Realizing this opportunity, the leadership of the Trulaske College of Business collaborated with the United Way to initiate the University of Missouri’s inaugural United Way Board Fellows program. Through this program, students will act as a consultant for projects involving local nonprofit agencies and will serve as board members over the course of spring 2018. Six students in the Crosby MBA program were selected to take part in the experience: Jacob Hurrell, Morgan Steward, Satu Lantiainen, Elise Watson, Renato Rodrigues, and George Brand. They will each work with a variety of organizations, including Heart of Missouri United Way, Phoenix Health Programs, United Community Builders, Adult Day Connection, Fun City Youth Academy, and Youth Empowerment Zone. Each student was matched with an agency based on their skills and interests. (more…)
The current Crosby MBA students along with the Crosby MBA Association (CMBAA) recently raised $2,117 for the Central Missouri Humane Society by organizing a Fundraising Wine tasting event on the 20th of October 2017. The event was held at the picturesque Les Bourgeois Vineyard that overlooks the beautiful Missouri river. The attendees enjoyed the sunset by the lake with a taste of fine Missouri wines and entrées.
Students, faculty and MBA alumni contributed enthusiastically to the silent auction that was held during the event. The auction had several items on display such as a football signed by Steve Young and a Wine Tasting tour among many others. Puppies from the Central Missouri Humane Society were also accompanied by volunteers for the event and the guests enjoyed their time with the animals. A check was presented following the event to the Central Missouri Humane Society by the President of CMBAA, Callie Gunderson, and the CMBAA Philanthropy team.
The Crosby MBA program strongly believes in providing opportunities for and encouraging students to enhance their professional development during their time at Mizzou. Some of those opportunities include pursuing entrepreneurship projects, participating in study abroad experiences, earning professional certificates, attending national career conferences, and doing company site visits. Because of generous donor support, we are often able to help provide partial scholarships to help students with the cost of these professional development opportunities.
In October, two groups of students received scholarships to help with the cost of attending company site visits in Chicago and Dallas, where they were able to interact with recruiters, speak with Crosby MBA alumni and be immersed in the company culture of some of the most sought-after businesses globally. Shraddha Hegde, a first-year student pursuing a concentration in Marketing Analytics, speaks to her experience on the Chicago trip where she visited Clarity Insights and FCB Chicago. Additionally, Elise Watson, a dual MBA and MA in Journalism student, discusses her time visiting with representatives of AT&T, Southwest Airlines and E&J Gallo in Dallas.
Networking, growing and learning: these are some key goals Crosby MBA students have while attending national career fairs. In September, 45 Crosby MBA students traveled to Philadelphia, Penn. and participated in the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition presented by National Black MBA Association and Prospanica, The Association of Hispanic Professionals. According to their website, “The Career Exposition is the largest diversity career fair in the country, attracting public and private corporations, non-profits, and government entities who are actively recruiting top-notch ethnic diverse talent, offering internships to executive-level positions. This two-day event highlights on-site exhibits and interviewing facilities that allow our Corporate Partners to actively recruit and source premier talent, while offering attendees access to career opportunities and professional connections.” The Crosby MBA students networked with these corporations and most students completed interviews with more than a few. Mizzou’s Crosby MBA program was very well-represented.
Crosby MBA students, Renato Rodrigues and Tyler Hanley, recount their experiences at the National Black MBA Association Career Fair and Crosby MBA Career Fair Networking Event, where more than 30 employers attended to specifically recruit Crosby MBA students. (more…)