Experience for the real world at USD School of Business

USD School of Business Professor, Justine Rapp

Here at the USD School of Business, we continually think about how best to prepare our students for the business world.  One thing I keep hearing from employers is that students who have had a real project with a real client get off to a stronger start in their careers.  One way students interact with actual companies is through an internship, and I am gratified that last summer 74% of our rising seniors …Read Full Article


Women in real estate address demographics and career development

Lydia Jacobs-Horton (left) and Leanne Lachman (center) respond to questions from Gail Goldberg.

The 2nd annual USD Women in Real Estate Conference started with global demographics and ended with golf. The conference, sponsored by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, provided insights for both the future of real estate and the futures of real estate professionals.

Keynote speaker, Leanne Lachman, has a PhD in English Literature, and she has had an accomplished professional career in real estate. She is currently president …Read Full Article


And the winners are…

Remember all the innovative ideas at the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) presentations that I wrote about in March? Well, last week I attended the awards ceremony and found out which of the many bright ideas received funding from our judges.

Dr. Patricia Marquez speaking at Social Innovation Challenge awards ceremony

Dr. Patricia Marquez, Director of the Center for Peace and Commerce, addressed the large group with some thoughts about creativity that made me want to take off my shoes and play …Read Full Article


Microfinance and inspiration at University of San Diego

Microfinance Summit at USD

On April 4, some 150 people gathered at USD for the 4th annual San Diego Microfinance Summit. This is a day of inspiration, sharing stories, learning best practices, networking, and enjoying the wares of a number of local recipients of micro loans.

As an academic institution, we want to light a fire of inspiration in our students.  It is gratifying to see how the speakers and participants at this summit do that.  They are engaged in changing …Read Full Article


Treats and Opportunities

Here I am at my labtop

I’m a firm believer in giving a dog his due. And, as the dog who belongs to the big guy who usually writes this blog, I haven’t gotten my due since August. So today I speak up.

This isn’t as easy as it looks

I think a lot about treats and opportunities ever since I ate the SWOT analysis off the coffee table (that’s right, sometimes we should be blamed for the missing homework). This …Read Full Article


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