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Cornell University claims the trophy for the 2018 T.E.A.M. award  [#permalink]

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Cornell University claims the trophy for the 2018 T.E.A.M. award
Every year, The Consortium recognizes students who have exemplified a commitment to the organization through time, talent and treasure. Although everyone contributes in one way or another, there are times when collective efforts far exceed expectations. This year was no different. Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management claimed the honor and took home the trophy for the T.E.A.M. award – “together, everyone achieves more.”

Johnson students’ accomplishments that led to the recognition included:

  • Supporting and standing in solidarity with the University of Virginia students after the 2017 Charlottesville, VA protests and counter-protests.
  • Planning and executing a Consortium Awareness Day.
  • Participating in the Southside Community Center Open House.
  • Obtaining leadership positions in the Hispanic American Business Leaders Association, Black Graduate Business Association and Sustainable Global Enterprise Club.
Success is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. Congratulations Cornell University!

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog:
In today’s society, mental and physical health takes priority in the wellness chain, but how does your financial health fit into the rank order? If you’re like many others in the country, it falls farther down the list. And at the root of the problem is debt. According to the Federal Reserve, the average American household carries $137,063 in debt. Yet the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median household income as $59,039 in 2016 suggesting that many Americans are living beyond their means. Consequently, more Americans are using credit cards to cover basic needs like food and clothing. You may ask how does one reverse the trend or avoid it altogether?

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Enter Castleigh Johnson, NYU Stern Consortium alumnus, and CEO and Co-Founder of Trifigo, a platform created and tailored to help consumers manage their credit and improve their financial decision making. In his financial career, Johnson held many senior roles with Goldman Sachs, AIG, EY and BMO. He was also a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY during the financial crisis that lead to his initial interest in developing a unique consumer credit resource.

Johnson offers the following information to help guide you in the right direction to good financial health:

  • Your credit score is the minimum cut off many firms use to identify consumers they provide money or services to.
  • It is your responsibility to review each of your credit reports and notify each credit bureau if there are errors.
  • Minimize requests for credit from multiple companies in a short timeframe. It could appear that you are desperate for funds.
  • Credit utilization is calculated off your revolving accounts (like credit cards) so keep your balances under 25%.
  • If there are 1 or 2 missed payments on your report that you have paid, you can request to have them removed.
With patience and proactive steps, anyone can improve their financial stability. Want to learn more? Trifigo is a free tool that can assist you with keeping your credit-worthiness front of mind by making better financial decisions, thus improving your credit score. The Trifigo app is available for both IOS and Android users. View this YouTube video for instructions on how to setup an account.

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I am a CGSM Alumna from IU Kelley School of Business, Class of 2010. Currently, I live in the Dallas, Texas area. The post B-School journey has taken some interesting turns for me. I have spent the bulk of the time working for CPG manufacturers as a Brand Marketing Manager.

In the nearly 8 years since I graduated, I have learned a lot about navigating my career, almost all through mistakes. I realized, as an African American and a Woman, I was not alone in my struggle to actualize my definition of success in Corporate America.

In 2017, I launched The Trill MBA Show, a live internet radio show, where I authentically and vulnerably talk about the struggles of succeeding in Corporate America as a person of color. I give the step by step knowledge that people don’t give you. I interview people who have made it through Corporate trials and tribulations and we talk about the real parts of the journey, the stuff people are afraid to talk about, such as…you didn’t get a full-time offer, now what do you do?

Currently, I’m in production on Season 2 of the Trill MBA Show. As the Trillest MBA you will ever know, my #1 Goal is to help you survive and thrive in Corporate America by getting you the real life information on how you can thrive in Corporate America. I will share people’s real life stories and get to the heart of what they got right, what they got wrong and what they learned to get to the level of success they are at now.

New episodes of the Trill MBA show are available everywhere you listen to your favorite podcast. Check out episodes from Season 1 at trillmba.com.

Submitted by Felicia Enuha

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Chicago MAPs was a success  [#permalink]

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Chicago MAPs was a success
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Prospective students listen intently to the presentation.

It’s recruiting season! Our staff just returned from our first MAPs event on July 24, 2018 in Chicago to educate and engage prospective students about the application process. There was a great turnout.

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Pictured: Karen Green, CGSM staff person and Chicago area alumni.

Additionally, we were extremely pleased to have several alumni participate. Not only were they there to support, they also had a great time catching up with one another. Meet us in our next location, New York City! Click here to register.

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Beauty made simple  [#permalink]

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Beauty made simple
What challenges have you overcome starting and maintaining your own business?

At the beginning the biggest challenge in starting the business was balancing it with other things such as school and now work. As a result, we are very intentional in how we schedule in time to get things for the business done and have also found ways to either simplify processes or outsource different parts of the business. For instance, we started working with Shipbob- they hold our inventory and ship out orders whenever they come through the system. We are in the process of still looking for manufacturers to work with as we want the business to grow and need to ensure we can meet our customers’ demand. Another challenge is definitely finding investors who are interested in a) the beauty industry b) supporting a social impact business c) a small business that is still in its infancy.

What makes your products different from others in the market?

The nekawa butter is based on a family recipe of mine that has been passed down to me from the women in my family in Senegal. We are unique in that our product is handmade, uses all organic and unrefined products to maintain the high quality of the product, we donate proceeds from sales to non-profits in Senegal that empower and educate young girls and women, and our product is multi-use for skin and hair.

What are your long-term goals for Nek.awa Beauty?

Long-term, we hope to continue to focus on creating all natural products with a focus on skin care. We ultimately want to create a line of skin care products that help our customers realize their natural beauty with simple to use products that are not time consuming.

What did you learn in your business classes that helped you prepare for Nek.awa Beauty?

We learned so much from Kelley! Our business actually came from our class Venture Planning, in which I pitched the idea to a few classmates and we formed a team. From there we created a business plan that included everything from financial projections, market research, and marketing strategies. Chelsea and I then took this and continued to do market research by sending over 100 samples and surveys to individuals in our target group. We then took this information and made a few changes before we officially launched in March. Many of the ways that we run the business today is a result of things we learned from either finance, marketing, operations, or our strategy classes. They provided us with solid cases and experiential learning opportunities that have allowed us to put things we learned to practice.

What are you most proud of regarding Nek.awa Beauty?

We are most proud of coming in 1st place at the Clapp Business Idea Competition in April. This showed us that we not only have a strong business plan and idea, but also know how to articulate it to a range of audiences.

What’s next for you and Nek.awa Beauty?

We hope to introduce a new product by the end of this year and are really excited for our customers to use it! We will be working with a small marketing boutique based out of LA in the upcoming month to help increase our social media engagement, reach new customers, and begin partnerships with influencers.

Click here to visit Nek.awa Beauty.

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Competitive Advantage Volunteer Form  [#permalink]

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New post 15 Aug 2018, 09:00
FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Competitive Advantage Volunteer Form
Thank you for agreeing to volunteer during The Competitive Advantage Inaugural Program & Career Forum, September 7-9, 2018! Your consideration and selection of more than one assignment is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Adrienne Thomas at thomasa@cgsm.org.

  • Name*

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  • Email*

  • Phone*
    Please list your mobile number. It will only be used to provide updates, if necessary.
  • Consortium School Attended*Choose OneUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Los AngelesCarnegie Mellon UniversityCornell UniversityDartmouth CollegeEmory UniversityIndiana University-BloomingtonUniversity of Michigan-Ann ArborNew York UniversityThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRice UniversityUniversity of RochesterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaThe University of Texas at AustinUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of WashingtonWashington University in St. LouisUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonYale University
  • Graduation Year*Choose One20182017201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966
  • Volunteer Assignments*

    • Student Check-in (Sept. 7, 2018 | 11:00-1:30)

    • Function Primer #4 - Healthcare/Non-Profit/Education (Sept. 7, 2018 | 4:00-5:15)

    • Making the Transition from College to Work (Sept. 8, 2018 | 11:15-12:00)

    • Finding the Leader Within (Sept. 8, 2018 | 1:15-2:00)

    • The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Information Session (Sept. 9, 2018 | 10:15-11:15
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    Drop files here or

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

    Please upload your brief bio and/or resume. If you encounter any issues, please contact Adrienne Thomas at thomasa@cgsm.org.

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