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Seattle Trek 2014 »

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Students show the “T-Mobile” spirit during the 2014 Seattle Trek.

Last week, 26 Atkinson students headed up to Seattle for the fifth annual Seattle Trek organized by the AGSM career center. The trip is designed to open opportunities for students to connect with employers and alumni at the firms visited, and to showcase the quality of Atkinson’s graduates to potential employers for jobs and internships. Students also get a chance to explore the Seattle area, and generally leave feeling encouraged to consider relocating there.

IGSA International Dinner »

This past Saturday night, the International Graduate Students Association (IGSA) held their annual International Dinner.

Power (Young) Professionals »

Each year the Portland Business Journal names its list of the forty most influential leaders under 40 years of age.  Earning the “Forty Under 40” recognition is no easy task – over 300 professionals are nominated from a variety of business, government and not-for-profit organizations.
The qualities of most “Forty Under 40” recipients include a strong [...]

Beyond the Lions Share »

You’re about to enter into a negotiation.
Have you calculated your ZOPA?
Have you considered your BATNA?
Have you determined your RV (not the one you camp in)?
These are just a few of the terms you will hear in the Negotiations class taught by Professor Sukhsimranjit Singh. With role-playing exercises and class discussions, students are given hands [...]

Learning to Love “The Informational” »

A surprising part of being a business student is the amount of time I now spend in coffee shops, waiting for strangers (or acquaintances) to walk in and tell me about themselves.  That’s right, the Atkinson Program is a strong proponent of “The Informational.”
I had heard about informationals prior to coming to Willamette, and yes, [...]

Looking Ahead: Spring Registration »

Like many MBA students, I love planning ahead. During my undergraduate experience, registration week was always my favorite part of each semester, and so when this spring’s registration date was announced earlier this month, I was understandably excited.

AMA’s Fall Trek: A Look Inside Craft Brew Alliance »

When I received my schedule for the fall term, I was excited to see that classes were not held on Fridays.  Growing up, three day weekends were the best thing that could happen during the school year, and even now that it’s pretty standard, it still feels like a holiday every time.  Except in graduate [...]

Hop on a Plane »

Hop on a plane.  Fly over 8000 miles.  Land in the US.
Hitch a ride to a city called Salem.  Enroll in a top ranked MBA program.
Now, call it life for the next 2 years.
This is the journey made by over 37% of the incoming class of 2012 at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management [...]

The First PACE Presentation… »

Students flock to the Atkinson Graduate School of Management with the understanding that they will come out the other side with the elite skill set of a true business leader.  We put our dreams of an early-20’s retirement out of our minds in exchange for the promise of the tools of managerial decision-making, a cross-functional [...]

Atkinson Students Provide Top-Notch Case Analysis for Asian MBA Association Event »

A team of MBA students from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management – including Anthony Tham, Jillian Toda and Hussain Al Haddad – prepared an exceptional case analysis for the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) conference.  The analysis was submitted as part of the annual conference and is included below:
Using Social Media to Encourage [...]