For the past two weeks, I have been savoring a very special time — a mid-semester break. These breaks are precious to me because since beginning the Evening MBA program back in August 2016, there have only been about 16 weeks where I’ve had no school commitments. Between ACE classes, Washington Campus and my international module, I’ve filled up most of my “breaks” with other school activities. This time, I decided to enjoy a much-needed respite.
Category: Evening MBA Blog
The Washington Campus is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium in Washington, D.C., that gives MBA students from schools across the country opportunities for both in-class and experiential learning about the interactions of business, government and public policy (for example, students learn what components to consider when addressing a new tax that negatively impacts a company’s sales).
On April 9, 2018, Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first United States senator to give birth while serving in office. In the months leading up to this occasion, she led efforts to create more parent-friendly work environment. Most notably, she garnered support for a policy change that would allow senators to bring their infant children along to vote (typically, only senators and select staff are allowed in the Senate chamber during votes).
Why do firms engage in social business? Is it for PR, because of overzealous CEOs, due to a new cost to do business, just a fad … or is something bigger going on?
At the beginning of the spring semester, I entered my Negotiations class with a defeatist attitude. I’m going to be awful at this. I hate conflict, I don’t like being aggressive, I don’t like when people are upset with me. I just want to get through these negotiations as quickly as possible without letting others take advantage of me.
Like most working professionals, I start pretty much every day with a warm cup of coffee. When I reach for a K-cup in the office break room or purchase beans or order a brewed cup of coffee, I’m usually focused on my forthcoming coffee-drinking experience.
I recently read from the Center for Creative Leadership that about 60 percent of first-time managers receive no formal training. I was no exception to this norm.