CMC Weekly Newsletter

November 12, 2015

Welcome Students! This is the place to get important information, updates and shout outs! Brought to you by the CMC!!

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Spotlight on Our Full-Time Student Veterans

In this week’s student spotlight we would like to acknowledge our 11 Veterans in the Full-Time Program. With Veteran’s Day this week it is important to shine the light on this special group and thank them for their sacrifice and service. The CMC is committed to helping our Veteran students transition their military experience into corporate careers upon completion of their graduate business degrees. Thanks to the efforts of Graziadio Veterans Business Society, the entire week is filled with events focused on the experiences of Veterans. Led by Rob Voyles and Mario Schweizer, GVBS gives members a place to network, build new relationships and share common struggles they face trying to leverage their experience and translate it onto their resumes and interviews in a way that will appeal to hiring managers who may be negatively biased towards veterans.

Collectively our Veteran students have served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines Special Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Airforce and U.S. Navy. They have been deployed to countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Qatar, Japan, Hong Kong and Germany. As soldiers these Veterans have achieved high marks and rankings for their service, been awarded medals, a Bronze Star and issued top secret security clearance. They have coordinated efforts with agencies including the CIA, NSA and DIA, and commanded teams of soldiers. Let’s salute them and thank them for their sacrifice and service:

Lucas Bennett – U.S. Coast Guard

Keith Hoogland – U.S. Marine Corps

Joshua James – U.S. Army

William Kong – U.S. Navy

Jen Oh – U.S. Air Force

Anthony Pucci – U.S. Army

Brad Rode – U.S. Coast Guard

Mario Schweizer – U.S. Marine Corps

Tim Stolfi – U.S. Marine Corps

J. Soren Viuf – U.S. Navy

Rob Voyles - U.S. Army

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Getting the “Inside Scoop” - Learning About Company Culture and Job Responsibilities

Have you ever wonder what it is like to work at fortune 1000 companies like Gap and Comcast or small tech start-ups like Lithium and Trumaker?

Are you trying to figure out what a “Director of Strategic Development” or even the “Senior Director of Innovation Capacity & Organizational Effectiveness” actually does?

Well, there is a cool website that will give you an inside perspective on a number of companies and people describing their jobs in short (one to two minutes) videos. It is called “The Muse” and here is the link:

Check it out and you may find an employer or a job that leads you in the right direction for your career.

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Niagara Bottling Information Session

Niagara Bottling will be on campus Thursday, November 19 to present their Leadership Development Program Fellow and Summer Internship opportunities.. The session will be led by a talent development associate, Valerie Throneberry and recent Graziadio alum, Hala Hadawar, who is currently a LDP Fellow. The LDP has rotations in manufacturing, strategic planning/sourcing, and sales/operations/finance.

About Niagara: Niagara Bottling has been family owned and operated since 1963. As the leading manufacturer of private brand bottled water in the country, we work closely with the largest retail organizations in the world as well as an outstanding collection of world class suppliers. Our rapid expansion is fueling the search for new team members to help us achieve our aggressive growth targets. We work in a dynamic and fast-paced industry that encourages team work, innovation and a commitment to excellence. Our team members share in the pride of working for a company that is proud to sponsor numerous charity events throughout the country and is committed to driving environmental sustainability efforts through product innovation, package light weighting and engineering advancements.

Event Details:

November 19, 2015


Room: LC-159

MBA Students Only

Register on the Career Portal

Upcoming Events:

  • November 17: LA Tech Summit
  • November 17: IBM Info. Session w/ Alum Adam Buffum (MBA ’13)
  • November 18: Sperry Van Ness/Rich Investment Real Estate Partners Information Session
  • November 19: Niagara Information Session w/ Alum Hala Hadawar (MBA '15) - MBAs Only!
  • November 20: Northwestern Mutual Career Development Session
  • November 22: Applications due for Dun & Bradstreet
  • November 23: Hult Prize Competition w/ Pepperdine's Net Impact Club
  • November 26-27: Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Register for these events through the Career Portal! Space is limited!

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