October 31, 2015

The MSMF Perspective

It’s November and just like that we are 2 months into the MSMF program. The program kicked off with an orientation aimed at readying the students for the semester ahead, culminating in an enjoyable duck boat tour of Boston and drinks at the popular Bleacher Bar which gave the new international students a first-hand look at Fenway Park.
Pictured: Boston Duck Tours
Pictured: Bleacher Bar on Fenway Park 

By Week 2, the start of classes and thus the semester was truly underway. The students take 4 classes per semester and each class follows a similar structure of fortnightly homework assignments, a midterm, and a final exam. Assignments have spanned from the deeply theoretical in Stochastic Methods to the vastly practical in C++ and Statistics.

Pictured: MSMF Class in Questrom Atrium

But of course school is not all about academics! Work-life balance is certainly important and the administrative MSMF staff at BU have been second to none in this area. Events ranging from a ping pong tournament, multiple socials at popular social establishments, a flag football tournament, an incredible evening boat cruise on the Spirit of Boston, and Thirsty Thursday’s at Cornwalls are just to name a few with many more to come! The mingling between the various graduate programs at Questrom provides a fantastic platform to make new friends and experience cultures and perspectives from all over the globe. One will never be bored or run out of new and exciting things to experience in a school and city as diverse and energetic as Questrom and Boston.

We now move into the second half of the fall semester, bringing along with it new coursework, those things we all love called finals, and the serenity of snow. Stay tuned and Happy Halloween!
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October 29, 2015

Foliage and Superheroes and Baseball, oh my!

With the first-year Full Timers finishing up their first Module, what better of a time to Escape From the City, become a BUperhero, or hang out with some friends to hit off the first game of the World Series. #BUmbaSSC #QuestromLife 

Escape from the City Fall Hike 

Superhero 5k 

World Series Sports Viewing Party  

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October 26, 2015

Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow

This past Saturday the Women's MBA Association held their 6th Annual Networking Brunch at the Taj Hotel in Boston. 
Student attendees included men and women from the full time and part time MBA program, as well as the MSMS program. Also in attendance were several alumni along with company representatives from PwC, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, Biogen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hasbro, Cognizant, Athena Health, and Loomis, Sayles & Company. 
Keynote speaker, Carla DeSantis (PwC) gave insights on how to stand out in a large corporation, how to add value and let you value be seen, how to overcome challenges, along with many other ways to navigate as a future leader.  
Followed by Carla, panelists from PwC, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, and Biogen spoke about work-life balance, being present, prioritization, and more.

Photo Credit: Nitasha Khetarpal, Neha Patel, & Tess Varney.
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October 21, 2015

Questrom Veterans attend MBA Veterans Conference

Veterans make up a large portion of each MBA class, and there are 24 Veterans currently enrolled in an MBA program at BU.  This past weekend, a group of them attended the MBA Veteran's Conference in Nashville, TN.  The conference is only opened up to 300 MBA Veterans each year, and we were privileged enough to send eight Questrom students!  Highlights include:

  • Private networking events with companies like Google, Intel, Bank of America, Microsoft and more.
  • Veteran transition workshops and behavioral interviewing workshops to aide Veterans in their job search.
  • Industry and career expos by Veterans who have transitioned to corporate life.
  • On-site job interviews with the companies represented.
More than one Veteran received a job offer from this event - truly a success!

To find out more information about Veterans at Questrom, visit the Veterans Club Website or email connect@bu.edu.

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October 19, 2015

Relate. Inspire. Succeed. Empower. Be Bold.

This weekend, several members of Women's MBA Association flew down to Houston, TX for the NAWMBA Conference. 

The weekend consisted of...
- Several Keynote Speakers such as, Ingrid Vanderveldt, the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vanderveldt Global Investments, EBW2020 LLC (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020)
- Professional Development Sessions around building your personal brand, empowering other women leaders, managing your energy, and many more
- A Career Fair with a variety of companies to network with (and also plenty of free swag)

.. And of course, a lot of Tex-Mex, shopping in the Galleria, and soaking up the 90 degree sun by the pool.

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October 13, 2015

LAMBAA goes to Chicago #NSHMBA2015

LAMBAA brought 23 MBAs to the 2015 NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo this past weekend. Students were able to network with key recruiters and function leaders from a large variety of industries throughout the day. At night, Diageo hosted the Noche de los Muertos party were many students were able to truly connect and enjoy their assorted beverage brands. 
The Feld Career Center along with the Questrom Student Council was able to provide discount codes and reimbursements to make this amazing event even more affordable. 

Some highlights of companies represented at the Career Expo: Nationwide Insurance, American Airlines, Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, and more! 

Until next year NSHMBA... 

#LAMBAA #NSHMBA2015 #Chicago #QuestromLife 

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"Keep Climbing: Sustainability at Delta"

Bookmark and ShareLast Wednesday, Net Impact hosted the Delta Airlines General Manager of Environmental Sustainability, Steve Tochilin to speak to MBA's about the company's sustainability initiatives. Both Boston University and Boston College MBA's were in attendance, as well as some undergraduates. Tochilin flew from Atlanta and back in the same day, just to come speak to us.

To see more about the presentation, check out the article on Boston University's Student Newspaper .


October 8, 2015

The Marketing Internship

Marketing Club held an internship panel yesterday for 1st years to come learn about a range of opportunities across a variety of industries. Attendees were able to get honest insights into the marketing function, and learn more about the timeline for job searching. 

Panelists included [from Left]: Frank Wood, Marketing Intern - Endocrinology at Genzyme; Nitasha Khetarpal, Strategy & Product Innovation MBA Intern at Adobe; Molly Ryan, Marketing Intern, at Autodesk; Amanda Gonzalez [not pictured] Brand Management and Marketing MBA Intern at Sephora; Micah Gertson, Strategy & Market Research at VCE; Garrett Reeb, Mobile Apps Product Manager at StubHub.

October 7, 2015


'Wouldn't it be cool if there was such a company, that whenever it sells a pair of shoes, it gives a pair to children who are in need' - Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver of Toms 

This Monday & Tuesday, Questrom Marketing Students were able to attend the DMA &THEN Conference. "&THEN brings analysts, artists, brand managers, strategists, copywriters, and CEOs together to share ideas and discuss proven ways to get results." [http://dma15.org/]

Blake Mycoskie started off Monday morning telling his story and vision to combine giving with business in order to make a real difference in people's lives around the world. Blake was just one of the many inspirational speakers that hit the main stage this week, along with big names like award-winning musician and entrepreneur, John Legend. #andthen15 #QuestromLife

Photo Credit: Alyssa Moskowitz