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Aug 18, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Business and policy leaders looking for answers in the transformed world of social media need research that balances academic rigor with relevance, the Academy of Management’s new president-elect told participants Aug. 3, 2014, during the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Roundabout Path

No Role Model, No Excuse 

A business mentor would have been helpful for Cara Weikel, MBA ’12, during her high school or undergraduate studies.

“My skills and my interests were well-aligned with business,” she said. “I just had no idea. Business just was not on the radar because I had no role models at all in business.”

Instead, she gravitated toward something familiar, working for three years as a middle school chemistry teacher before realizing she might have an

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Work-Life Harmony

Manager Learns to Blend Multiple Roles 

Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

A New Norm

Rising Generation of Women Shifts the Conversation

Fulbright Scholar Stephanie Graf ’14 never saw herself as a barrier breaker when she came to the Smith School as an undergraduate student. She has an analytical mind and aptitude for business, so she enrolled as a double major in finance and marketing.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

The Reluctant Radical

Boundary Spanner Puts Civil Rights Act to the Test

Retired KPMG partner Terry Iannaconi, MBA ’78, did not start her career looking for a fight. As a new college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she just wanted a job in 1965.

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