Monthly Archives: June 2012

USD in Italy

Dean Pyke’s dog, Bunter, ready to go to Italy


Hey, we’re going to Italy! The USD European alumni group is having a meet-up in Caserta, and we’re going to join them for some ciao. 

Oh, wait, turns out they’re going to Italy…I’m going to the kennel. Well, when I found out that ciao isn’t actually doggie chow, I kind of lost interest anyway.

They’re going to send updates from the alumni gathering and Pompeii and pizza-eating, so I’ll follow them that way. Arrivederci!

USD Summer Business Institute 2012

No business background? No problem. Liberal arts major looking to expand your career options? That’s what the USD Summer Business Institute (SBI) is all about. The SBI completed its successful one-month inaugural session on June 22nd.

The SBI is a program that helps students in non-business majors prepare for the business world. Students gain experience and insights from guest speakers, visits to companies, and an extensive capstone project for a real business client.  School of Business faculty teach classes in economics, …Read Full Article

Palomar Hospital preview

Palomar Medical Center

I went to the hospital last week – in a good way. This is a brand new hospital that is part of the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA, and there aren’t even any patients in it yet. They will be moved there from the present hospital in early August, and it will be a major logistical operation (no pun intended). Can you imagine moving hundreds of patients from their current hospital beds to a new facility …Read Full Article

School’s out, jobs are in

It’s quiet around our SBA halls now that graduation is over, but that’s a good thing. It means that our students who graduated are starting their new jobs, and those who still have another year in the program are working in their summer internships (we’re grateful to Al Carey and other donors for the SBA Student Internship Fund).

Where are they? This year, our full-time MBA and IMBA students went to jobs with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Hewlitt-Packard, Google, Qualcomm, Cymer …Read Full Article

Big ideas and really big engines

With Terra, wearing our safety goggles, in front of a huge engine just after it was installed on the plane

I left (sunny) San Diego to go to (not sunny – in fact, rainy and cold) Seattle last week. This was a great trip for 1) potential jobs for our SBA students, and 2) a tour of the largest manufacturing plant in the world for the SBA dean. If they make a bumper sticker that says, “I’d rather be touring …Read Full Article

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