News & Notes
“I had no idea…”
When MBA student Brian Beckmann decided to spend a semester abroad at Tsinghua University, he had no idea how that experience would alter his perspective on business and culture. In the reflection he shares in this month’s newsletter, several important insights emerge. We have asked Brian to share more lessons from his time abroad with fellow MBA students in a Q&A session in the MBA lounge next month.
When MBA graduate Marco Terenghi decided to leave a great position with a large multinational firm to join a Virginia-based start-up that manufactures and distributes high quality salami and prosciutto, he had no idea that he would end up in San Diego, helping to establish a new production facility from which products are shipped across the country. You can read more about Marco and his firm, Olli Salumeria, in the story below.
And when six MBA classmates formed a team for the ACG Cup competition two years ago, they had no idea that one very busy week would culminate in a victory against other outstanding MBA programs. That experience altered the career trajectory of every one of those students and created long-lasting bonds among them. You can read more about their journey in this edition of the newsletter.
Finally, I would like to salute the staff that writes and edits the stories for this newsletter and the Robins School’s website. When we hired Kourtney Ennis and she hired Jessica Price to join the Robins School’s marketing and communications team last year, we actually did have an idea that we had added two very important pieces to our team. Their creativity and hard work has significantly impacted our school.
By the way, if you have ideas about stories for future newsletters, we would love to hear them.
Senior Associate Dean
Robins School of Business
Six MBA candidates created a team to compete in the first-ever Richmond ACG Cup, an M&A case competition among leading Virginia business schools.
Upon his return from studying abroad, Brian Beckmann, GB '14, writes a blog post about his time in Beijing.
When Marco Terenghi joined Olli Salumeria in 2012, he left years of working in accounting and sales roles at a large multinational firm for the opportunity to participate in building, running and making a company successful.
MBA Alumni Society Happy Hours
The MBA Alumni Society is starting a series of monthly happy hours to reconnect and network with fellow MBA alumni and current students. Please join us every third Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at a designated local restaurant. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
February 20-Sine Irish Pub, Downtown
March 20-Kona Grill, Short Pump
MBA Student & Alumni Updates
Congratulations to Mike Andrews, GB '08, named Executive Director of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners Strategy & Analytics Group and Advisory Board Member at Visual IQ!
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