The School of Business at Portland State University recently celebrated a second-place finish in the Portland CFA Institute Research Challenge and advancement to the semifinals at the ACG Cup Northwest.
Nelson repeatedly spoke to the importance of education to her success. Growing up in a small Arkansas town, Nelson described how education exposed her to new people, ideas and beliefs. “Education was the window to the world,” she said. “It was the key.” Nelson explained that learning often requires discomfort, and so she challenged the audience to “push yourself out of your comfort zone.”
"From the solutions we propose and the methodologies we employ to the language we use and the tasks on our to-do list, consultants must be able to think on their feet, read the room, and simultaneously hold theoretical best practices and practical realities in mind at all times."
As part of its commitment to sustainability, The School of Business partners with B Lab, a non-profit organization in charge of assessing corporations that want to become Certified B Corporations, a prestigious distinction that reflects a company’s passion for social and environmental sustainability.