Steve Stefiuk

MS in Real Estate - Stephen Stefiuk shares his story

Dec. 13, 2015

Born and raised in Miami, I attended the University of Florida for microbiology and cell science. There was such diversification and proliferation in the real estate industry that firms began to hire science grads and teach them everything they needed to know on the job. I worked as an analyst...

Melissa Ricksecker

MBA Real Estate - Melissa Ricksecker

Nov. 30, 2015

After completing my undergraduate studies in both Boulder, CO and Madison, WI, I developed a passion for business management and real estate development. Prior to pursuing my MBA I worked as a Director of Operations at a vertically-integrated real estate company. The company grew exponentially in a short period and...

What can you do with an MBA?

What can you do with an MBA?

Nov. 18, 2015

By: John Helmers, Associate Director of MBA Career Management, Leeds School of Business and Member of the 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance What can you do with an MBA? Anything! Therein lies the beauty and the curse. An MBA provides you with an...

Khawla Fal

Khawla Fal - International MBA student leveraging a global network

Nov. 11, 2015

While I was working as an accountant in an American-Saudi joint venture, my husband decided to pursue his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. Two months later, we were in Boulder, Colorado. As a consequence to the hardship of finding a job as a non US resident, I decided to pursue...

Koelbel Building

Many ways to focus in entrepreneurship at Leeds

Nov. 3, 2015

Boulder, Colorado, as you may know, is home to an incredibly vibrant entrepreneurship culture. The University of Colorado is an active participant in this scene, in large part, due to the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business. In addition to the cutting edge research pursued by...

J Hopfenbeck

Jeff Hopfenbeck - Entrepreneurship and MBA Programs in Colorado

Nov. 3, 2015

Career before Leeds: Prior to coming to Leeds I worked in philanthropy, first as a fellow at El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs and later at the Telluride Foundation. In Telluride, I directed a number of the Foundation’s rural community development initiatives in Southwest Colorado, assisted with the implementation of...

women in business

Women In Business

Oct. 27, 2015

Everyone’s decision to pursue an MBA originates from somewhere different. For me, I knew that to meet some of my longer-term career objectives, I needed to pause, and strengthen a business skillset that as a liberal arts undergrad, I hadn’t focused on (some might even say avoided). I was happy...


Full-time or Part-time Programs – Weighing the Options

Oct. 22, 2015

Anne Sandoe, Admissions Expert, 30+ years’ experience at CU Leeds School of Business and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Choosing between a full-time MBA program and a part-time or fully-employed MBA program can be a difficult decision. Giving up a regular paycheck in the hopes of ending up with a...

Why get an MBA?

Why get an MBA

Oct. 13, 2015

Dan Dore, MBA 2016- We’ve all had that internal discussion whether or not pursuing an MBA was worth it. I had gone through this internal conversation ad nauseam in my prior career. What made it clear to me was the skill sets I noticed I was missing that would help...


Redesigning The Job Interview

July 23, 2015

Jul. 23, 2015 BOULDER, COLORADO – On a Friday morning in July of 2012, Rob Slowinski (MBA’12) steadied his nerves and took an important step towards a goal that had intrigued him throughout his professional career. Despite a meaningful position at an engineering consulting firm, Rob quit his job in...