Integrity in the arena

Ethics at Baruch

By Bhavin Patel I recently attended an on-campus panel, titled ‘Ethics in Financial Services’. The experience left me with a renewed optimism about the industry that many argue has lost its way. Each of the featured guests had current insights related to the demands on ethical systems and managers, as well as the recent west … Continue reading

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It’s Time for All to Know: Origins

I sat in the second row FIN9770 awaiting my test results.  I wasn’t expecting a stellar score, but certainly above the average.    That was my modus operandi — a solid B+ student.  Most of the answer cards were met with an exaltant “Yes!”   Mine was a 86.  Satisfactory I thought. Until . . .  I … Continue reading

Danny Meyer: Do it here in NYC

May 9th, 2012 brought the inimitable Danny Meyer of the Union Square Hospitality Group to the Newman Library for the last Zicklin Leadership luncheon of the semester. Mr. Meyer spoke with a breezy comfort and started with a perennial topic — leadership. It is everything you learned as a kid: picking a winning team.  Who’s … Continue reading

100th Mitsui Lunch Forum: Mitsuhiko Kawai

May 2, 2012 brought Mitsuhiko Kawai, CEO of Mistui & Co, to the Newman Library for the 100th Mitsui Lunch Forum. Professor Terrence Martell offered introductory remarks and reflected on the  Mitsui lunch forums.  It has been an opportunity for students to hear and meet industry leaders.  President Mitchell Wallerstein introduced Mitsuhiko Kawai and commented … Continue reading

Caswell Holloway — Deputy Mayor of ‘What Exactly Is it That You Do?’

Helen Serebin, MBA Candidate 2012  Operations & Sustainability I knew I liked Cas Holloway from the very beginning, when he said to the Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum crowd on Monday 3/20 that he’s used to people asking him “so what exactly is it that you do?”  As Cas pointed out, we operations folks encounter this … Continue reading

Jim Pynn: The Anatomy of a Leader

by Helen Serebin MBA Operations & Sustainability 2012 Two weeks ago a group of students from the Operations Department had the rare pleasure of touring the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant with Jimmy Pynn, superintendent of the facility.  A fellow operations major, Jeremy Larsen, who works at the DEP, arranged the visit, which spanned 2.5 … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Mixer

by Danielle V Hemsley MS Statistics Candidate On February 16th, 2012 Zicklin Women in Business (ZWIB) hosted a Spring Mixer co-sponsored by the Operations Management Club (OMC) & HCM I/O club.  Students gathered in room 2-125 of the Newman Vertical Campus to enjoy conversation, laughter, relaxation, coffee, tea, cookies, and other snacks in between classes.  … Continue reading

No Angel Funding? 7 Ways to Flex Your Bootstrapping Muscles

I was sitting a bar enjoying a pint of my favorite and bullshitting, er strategizing, with some others who had started their own operations without any funding.  While we d0 very different things, we all were frugal, can-do people. The entrepreneurial skills that made us successful were all things we had “learned in kindergarten.” So … Continue reading

Zicklin Leadership Series — Owh Kian Ong

The first series of the semester borough Owh Kian Ohn to the 7th floor. Mr. Ong serves as the Vic President for Marketing and Refining.  He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Baruch College in accounting. Mr. Ong introduced himself though a secret story from his undergrad days … Continue reading

Weekly GSA Newsletter Feb 6th

  Your weekly GSA newsletter. Welcome to Week 2!!! Header image courtesy of Lem Morrison. News . . . Baruch College’s Financial Aid Office is now on Facebook and Twitter! Join for up to the minute posts and resources relating to financial aid. Great (and free) tunes are now on offer at the Graduate Baruchian. … Continue reading