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MBA Candidate '20

  • How to land an informational interview

    An informational interview is a great way to learn about a company or industry that interests you from a first-hand perspective. I know that it can be nerve-wracking to have coffee with a stranger, but the stakes are low, and what do you have to lose? Jay Reedy, MRED alumna was hesitant about informational interviews at first too.

  • 2018-19 Recap: The Portland MBA spotlights

    The Portland MBA 50th anniversary celebration

    As we reflect on the past academic year, we can’t help but to be proud of all that The Portland MBA has accomplished. Tichelle Sorensen, academic director for The Portland MBA said, “This has been a remarkable year. We are so proud of our students, alumni and faculty and all they achieved. This year we have been able to publicly celebrate those achievements, and to build paths to deeper engagement for our community moving forward.”

  • Students take their business idea to the Oregon New Venture Championship

    PSU Graduate School of Business students and founders of HeatBuddy at NVC

    Our idea for HeatBuddy originated from an idea Matt had as a child. On cold mornings, Matt would race to the heat register to find the quick satisfaction and comfort that only a heat vent can bring.

  • MIM students complete Nike men’s running apparel capstone

    MIM students at Nike for Men's Running Capstone

    Months of late nights, team meetings at KMC and several hundred cups of coffee culminated in a concise yet effective 20 minute, four-slide presentation. The team shared their key findings and recommendations for Nike Men’s Running Apparel, then led a 40 minute discussion with 12 Nike executives of the Men’s Running division.