Monday, October 17, 2011

Net Impact at Rutgers

Fall 2011 marks Net Impact RBS' second semester as an MBA Student Organization and we are more proud than ever! Net Impact RBS is committed to bringing tools, education and resources to Rutgers MBA students, equipping and inspiring them to tackle pressing global issues across business functions. Over 30 students attended the September Kick-Off meeting, and almost 50 more voiced their enthusiasm for participating in Net Impact events, despite not being able to attend. With Rutgers Business School going from unranked to #34 out of 100 in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global Ranking, we are proud of the growing recognition of RBS as a center for excellence in the discussion of corporate social responsibility and ethical business practice.

We are proud to collaborate with Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) to connect MBA students with public and private sector business leaders. On November 14, the IEL’s speaker series will feature “The Tyco Story: Past, Present, and Future,” free of charge to Net Impact RBS members (just remember to register in advance to avoid the $45 fee!).
For more information on Net Impact RBS email and visit 

-          Lisa Podhayny & Mark Slomiany
Co-Presidents, Net Impact RBS

Founding Board Class of 2012:
Lisa Podhayny & Mark Slomiany, Co-Presidents
Eric Baum, Vice President
Jason Barardo, Treasurer
Erik Palkhiwala, Secretary

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rutgers Business School celebrates its second MBA Oktoberfest

Written by: Ã–mercan Karaduman and Martin Esser

At 4pm on October 3rd the MBA International Students Organization (ISO) kicked off its annual Oktoberfest event, now in its second year. With authentic German beer on tap, soft-dough pretzels, traditional decorations and music, over 100 MBA students enjoyed a snippet of German culture.

After five weeks of classes, the event gave students the chance to de-stress from classes, mingle, network and learn about Germany. Other events hosted by the ISO are Indian and Chinese New Year celebrations, as well as speaker and career management events. The mission of the ISO is to promote cultural sensitivity and understanding, as well as creating awareness for international issues in business. And of course to have fun.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CEO Lecture Series

Hi, Classmates!

The first event in the CEO Lecture Series is coming up on October 26. The President & CEO of Verizon NJ, Dennis Bone, will be joining us from 6-8pm that evening. Dennis will discuss the intersection between technological evolution, management, and corporate strategy at Verizon.

For those of you who are new to Rutgers, please know that the CEO Lecture Series provides a special opportunity for us to show off our school to alums, as well as business and community leaders. Please RSVP as soon as possible. On the day of the event, please come in business formal attire and bring a question or two for the speaker. A full house always looks best so please consider carving out some time.

We hope to see you there!

--The SGA