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Members of Project Pyramid at Owen collaborated with Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students to develop low cost energy generation for those in developing countries. The project shows that an MBA is an education in solving problems and not just those confined to the business world. Continue reading
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If you listened to pop music during the 90’s, then you’ve heard Christina Aguilera’s music. She has been wildly successful with 4 Grammys and more than 43 million albums sold. When she first appeared on the scene, people thought she was another Britney Spears copycat with her bubble gum pop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at OwenBloggers | Insights
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On Wednesday, the Owen Net Impact chapter will host a conference on sustainability and its effects on profits, people, and the planet. Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and... Continue reading
This episode of the Owen Podcast Series is the second in a two-part series covering Vanderbilt's Project Pyramid, an on-campus, student run organization that seeks to educate students on poverty alleviation and then empowers them to create and implement both local and international projects. We welcome Owen professor Bart Victor... Continue reading
On a recent trip to Washington D.C., part of Owen’s healthcare policy immersion led by the Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, healthcare MBAs had the opportunity to get a another perspective on the recent health reform and its broad implications for the future of healthcare in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at OwenBloggers | Insights
The Owen Podcast Series welcomes current Owen students Claire Brown and Margaret Jones. Claire discusses the genesis of Project Pyramid, an interdisciplinary community of Owen students and faculty advisors who are working to address poverty at a global scale. Margaret then discusses the Project Pyramid class, as well as the... Continue reading
This episode of the Owen Podcast Series welcomes our current student government president, Yuri Mamchur. Yuri, who hales from Moscow and possesses an impressive entrepreneurial drive, shares his thoughts on his life before graduate school, why he chose Owen, and how the Owen faculty and the greater Nashville community has... Continue reading
BrandWeek is a three day short course of lectures and group activities for Owen students who participate centering around the topic of how companies manage their brands. It is an exceptional chance for students with and without marketing backgrounds to learn more about working in marketing and brand management positions.... Continue reading
The Owen Podcast Series welcomes its first return guest, Van Tucker, who continues to lead a major ideation process here at Owen to help drive the strategic vision of our school over the next decade. This session recounts the progress made to date and discusses the major stakeholders for the... Continue reading
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I love living abroad. As an international student from Singapore studying in Nashville, Tennessee, I’ve been able to take advantage of the various study abroad programs that Owen offers and I’ve had the fortune of traveling with my classmates to various countries around the world. However, one of the worst... Continue reading
OwenBloggers presents the first episode of the Owen Podcast Series and welcomes Owen alum Van Tucker. Van discusses "Project Be Bold," a unique ideation process at Owen that incorporates the input of faculty members, alumni and current Owen students to make a series of large and small improvements to the school. Continue reading
If you had asked me a year ago what I would be doing for my summer internship, I wouldn’t have been able to predict it even in the slightest. Even today, I still couldn’t imagine what this summer had in store for me. But it all started with the search…... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at OwenBloggers: Joe K - MBA 2011
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In an effort to cater to their environmentally conscious market segment, Pepsi Co. and Waste Management are teaming up to provide expanded coverage for consumer recycling. Their vending kiosks, called “Dream Machines”, will be rolled out to on-site events as well as strategically placed in high traffic areas. The plan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at OwenBloggers | Insights
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Okay, I’ll admit it: the likelihood of The Owen Road appearing on the Most Played List of anyone’s iPod is slim. When you gather a motley crew of business school students, alumni, faculty and staff into a room and task them with composing and performing an original song about an... Continue reading
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Upon becoming the partner of a new business school student, you will lose spending time with one another. It is imperative that you lay down the ground rules before school actually begins. For instance, my partner and I decided that sharing meals was important to us, so we aim to... Continue reading
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Downtown Nashville under several feet of water I have always been proud to call Nashville home, but that pride was strengthened during the aftermath of the devastating flood Nashville and the surrounding area experienced May 1-2. Even before the rain stopped and water receded, several organizations such as The Community... Continue reading
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Recently, Owen’s Global Business Association hosted its annual Global Food Festival. There was amazing food and great turnout—from both the Owen and non-Owen community. This was one of the best events I’ve ever been to this year – disclaimer: I’m a GBA board member – but be honest, who doesn’t... Continue reading
It was only a few weeks ago that good ol’ Jack Frost released his wintery grip from this city. Spring is in full swing. A casual jog around the neighborhoods near Vandy is all it takes to notice the trees sporting brand new spring wardrobes, the smell of grass after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at OwenBloggers: Joe K - MBA 2011
Its looks like the infamous song and dance of airline consolidation has started again since United made its pursuit of US Airways public on April 7, 2010. Shortly thereafter United also entered talks with Continental. The same three carriers involved in merger speculation in 2008. Seems in the perpetually ailing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at OwenBloggers | Insights
Decisions, decisions, decisions. It seems like just yesterday that we were in the position of making the tough choice amongst the business schools we were considering, including Owen. We went through the typical thought process…thinking about what we wanted to get out of an MBA program, what was important to... Continue reading
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Mar 15, 2010
One of the things that we were asked to do before coming to Owen was the CareerLeader® self assessment. At the end of the assessment it said that I needed to strengthen my creativity and openness to new experiences. I figure the best way to kill two birds with one stone is to blog about my experience at Owen. I have never blogged and I figure writing counts as creativity. I will never win any awards for flowery prose so I will rely on my technical background and start with what I know, bulleted lists. So here are some of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at Grant