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Women’s Business Dress: Separating Fun from Folly


The topic of what to wear in a professional environment is clearly a hot topic! My earlier post pointing to a style tip-sheet from 2013 Owen alums Kalen Stanton and Nick Hofer got lots of traffic. But as an alumna rightly pointed out, the post needed more advice for women. That inspired me to take matters into my own hands and write some suggestions just for women. Here’s the good news: women have more latitude and choice about business dress […]

Owen Partners with Forté Foundation to Help Women Launch Business Careers


Owen recently became a partner school with the Forté Foundation, which is a nonprofit partnership of companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers, and to help address the lower numbers of women who traditionally attend schools of business (versus schools of medicine or law). Forté executive director Elissa Sangster, who delivered this year’s Women in Business Symposium’s Keynote address, sat down with Dean Eric Johnson to talk about these issues in the video […]

Dressing the MBA


In an ambiguous world of mainstream business casual, people have become less careful about what’s work appropriate versus what’s fun or comfortable to wear. However confusing that makes the everyday dress routine, it is even more problematic when one prepares for the interview. Whether you are pursuing your MBA or landing the big job afterward, we have a few things to say here that will help you maintain business and timeless in your first professional impression.

Job Market Heats Up for Vanderbilt MBAs This Winter


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It may be frigid outside, but the job market for Vanderbilt MBAs is heating up this holiday season. Season of hope? Yes! (Not just for us, but also for many others across the U.S. as last week’s jobs report shows.) Here at the Owen School, it’s also a season of important decisions. Data from our Career Management Center (CMC) shows that at the end of November, two out of three MBA students (66%) had a full-time job offer. That marks […]

Vanderbilt Conference Explores the Future of Health Care Innovation


Every year I am amazed at the level of speakers and industry participants involved in Vanderbilt’s annual Health Care Conference, a student-led initiative that brings together MBA students (from Vanderbilt and other schools), faculty, alumni, as well as health care providers and executives from across the U.S. [Left to Right: George Barrett, Rob Perry, Sue Siegel, Rachel Hayden, Larry Van Horn] Not only did this year live up to past conferences, it set a new high standard. It’s also fitting […]

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