In this edition, Margarita Douglas, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as a sales strategy intern at PepsiCo in White Plains, NY.
Starting July 6, the clock tower outside Van Munching Hall transformed into a Pokémon Go landmark — great news for Smith School players who have downloaded the gaming app that lets them use their phones to find magical creatures in the real world. By the time most people heard about the craze sometime this week, short-term traders around the world already had absorbed the information and responded.
Stock prices are setting new records but could easily charge much higher, says Smith School economist Peter Morici. “The U.S. economy is growing again — about 2.5 percent in the second quarter and going forward — and corporate profits are rising again.” Post-Brexit, the dollar strengthened against foreign currencies, “but overall it remains well below levels recorded earlier this year and last,” Morici
Meet Michael Connolly, Smith’s new director of military and veteran affairs and a one-stop resource for service members during their entire association with Smith. As a student moves from curious prospect to current student to working alum, Connolly is a resource, confidant and concierge for anything they may need.
Travelers who admire airport efficiency should book their next flight through Atlanta. For the 13th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport placed first for airport performance in an annual global ranking from the Air Transport Research Society, headquartered at the Smith School. U.S. airports excel at doing more with less, but other rankings suggest the same airports lag in service quality.