February 11, 2016

Ethics and the Ale Industry

Last week Questrom MBAs had the opportunity to meet the founders of Aeronaut Brewery during a private talk on ethics and the alcohol industry. They were also able to take a brewery tour and enjoy some taproom time as a nice break from coursework. 

Photo Credit: Hilary Hall 

Hosted by Questrom's Susilo Institute. 

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February 10, 2016

Building Diverse Organizations

Yesterday, Cohort Q in collaboration with Women's MBA Association, Net Impact, and Latin American MBA Association, held a panel to discuss diversity in the workplace. 

Three leaders from diverse backgrounds discussed topics such as:

  • Diversity vs. Inclusion 
  • Affinity Groups 
  • Unconscious Bias 
  • Hiring for diversity 
  • Mentorship

Pictured Below: 
Yvonne Garcia, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Client Solutions and PMO of the Investment Manager Services group for State Street Corporation.  
Tony Wieczorek - Engineering Manager at Localytics
Janet Kang, Senior Associate in M&A at PwC

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February 6, 2016

Students of Questrom: MSMS Edition

Frank Lin
Masters of Science in Management Studies '16

My parents emigrated from Taiwan and finally settled in the city of Bangkok, Thailand, where I was born and raised. I grew up with my parents, three siblings and our dog named Melon. Growing up, I studied at a Thai-Chinese International School where I learned to speak English and developed my interests in science and technology. Afterwards, I studied Mechanical Engineering to pursue my interests in automobiles and design.

Why did you chose BU?
Questrom is one of the first schools in the entire nation to base an entire program on experiential learning. The opportunity to solve real business problems for a range of companies, from startups like The Paint Bar to Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, was what really attracted me. The diverse background of students that I am exposed to at BU made it an even easier decision to get my Master's degree here.

What are you involved in at BU?
Thanks to nomination by my classmates, I got involved in the Questrom Graduate Council as the MSMS Representative. The council has opened many doors for me to network with people outside of the MSMS Program, such as MBA students and professors. Also, as a member of the Leadership and Organization Transformation (LOT) Club, I had the exceptional opportunity to attend the HRPI Awards last Fall, where I had the chance to network with the best CHROs in the world today and witnessed Tracy Keough, CHRO of HP Inc, receive an award.

What do you love about Questrom?
Easily the people. The Questrom community is filled with motivated and supportive people that continuously push me to get out of my comfort zone. Throughout the MSMS program, I feel that the faculty genuinely cares about our success. They do not simply act as teachers of Finance or Marketing, but as mentors that guide us to become better business people.

Favorite memory?
Crossing the 10k Tough Mudder finish line with my fellow MSMS friends!

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