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

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New post 18 Jul 2018, 13:01
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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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog:
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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New post 27 Jul 2018, 13:00
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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New post 27 Jul 2018, 15:01
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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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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    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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Hansel – Unlocking MBA Travels  [#permalink]

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Hansel – Unlocking MBA Travels
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Phil Sprawls (left) and Felix Watson, Jr. (right) at the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator.

Phil Sprawls and Felix Watson Jr., UCLA Anderson’s Class of 2018 alumni, are founders of Hansel, a venture-backed technology startup. Hansel started with a simple idea, “What if the powerful digital mapping technology on our phones was used for social purposes rather than navigation?” Phil and Felix took this idea and ran with it, receiving grant funding from UCLA, hiring Consortium classmates, and executing on the lean startup methodology (build, test, measure, iterate). They rose to the top of UCLA’s startup scene, excelled in its on-campus accelerator programs, and were selected to present to hundreds of investors at the Anderson Venture Accelerator Spring Showcase.

Hansel’s mission is to help people get trusted recommendations and make confident decisions. Their mobile platform gives people the fastest and safest way to see where their friends have traveled and reach out for private, personalized recommendations. This platform provides a major boost to MBA communities, where classmates come from diverse backgrounds and take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. Hansel brings MBAs the platform and data to tap into their network in a powerful new way.

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Felix Watson, Jr. and Phil Sprawls were selected to present with top startups at UCLA’s Demo Day.

Phil and Felix met at OP back in 2016 and quickly realized they had a shared passion for technology and product management. That shared passion fueled them through MBA programming, where they completed courses in Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation, Business Plan Development, and UCLA’s Business Creation Option Master’s Thesis. Their persistence allowed them to iterate through multiple products and business models, build relationships with key investors, and ultimately secure institutional financing to launch their startup after graduating.

Hansel was founded with Consortium principles at its core. Phil and Felix are happy to pay it forward and help other Consortium members achieve their startup dreams. Feel free to connect with them at phil@teamhansel.com and felix@teamhansel.com, and download Hansel from teamhansel.com!

Submitted by Phil Sprawls, Anderson ’18 alum

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Haas INNOV8 Case Competition  [#permalink]

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Haas INNOV8 Case Competition
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The Berkeley Haas INNOV8 case competition brings together top MBA students from around the world to tackle real business challenges facing brand managers.  We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Clorox, this year’s title sponsor. This year’s competition will feature a case study written in partnership with the Burt’s Bees Brand team, focusing on strategic recommendations for product innovation in cosmetics.

Innovation is fueled by diverse teams with diverse backgrounds.  In the past, teams with the best ideas have been comprised of first-year and second-year MBAs, representing different work experiences and life experiences.

Team Registration started Wednesday, August 29th and remains open until Thursday, September 20th.  The virtual first round case will be distributed by Friday, September 21st and submissions will be due on Sunday, September 30th.  Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Submitted by Rafael Sanchez, Haas ’19 MBA Candidate

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FROM The Consortium Admissions Blog: Dreamforce 2018
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Have you heard of Salesforce? I’m sure you have. It’s a cloud-based CRM software company founded nearly 20 years ago with over 30,000 employees and revenue and assets totaling in the billions. Salesforce was ranked first in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 and is one of our valued Consortium partners!

You have the unique opportunity to learn more about the company via its annual user conference, Dreamforce 2018, by livestreaming the CEO’s keynote on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM PDT. Also, for a limited time, complimentary “explorer” passes are available to provide access to part of the conference.

Additionally, plan to participate in our Consortium webinar (October 2018) featuring Salesforce and the great job opportunities available to alumni. More details to come.

 

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