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Summer Internship Spotlight: Will Dolenshek at Silverwest Hotels, LLC

July 31, 2018

I sought out the CU MBA program because of its fantastic Graduate Real Estate Center that offers a specialized real estate track for anyone looking to make a career in real estate investment and development. After my first year, the CU Real Estate Center has not disappointed – offering numerous...

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Summer Internship Spotlight: Nicole Esplin at Cisco

July 23, 2018

Cisco MBA Interns (Nicole second from right) visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA In an interview with the prominent Indian publication YourStory , Cisco CMO Karen Walker said, “In work and life, learn how to delegate… And if someone offers help, sure as heck I’m going to...

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Summer Internship Spotlight: Kristina Krone at East West Partners

July 18, 2018

What are you specializing in for your MBA at CU? Real Estate What are you doing this summer? I am interning at East West Partners (EWP), a real estate development company with a focus on urban development in Denver, and resort development at various ski resorts, Kauai, and South Carolina...

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Summer Internship Spotlight: Carlos Pena at Avivar Capital

July 16, 2018

This summer I’m working as a Summer Associate at Avivar Capital , a Los Angeles-based SEC registered investment advisory firm focused on managing impact investment portfolios and developing impact-driven funds on behalf of clients. As an associate, I conduct financial analysis and research to help foundations and institutional investors effectively...


Summer Internship Spotlight Series: T-Mobile

July 11, 2018

Greetings from beautiful Seattle, Wa...well to be exact, beautiful Bellevue , Washington which is just a stone’s throw across Lake Washington from the Emerald City . In Colorado terms, it’s about the same distance from Louisville to Boulder. But we’ll get back to this later. My name is Scott Ibaraki...

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Graduation reflections

June 4, 2018

The class of 2018 graduated on May 10, 2018 in a two-hour ceremony attended by family, friends, and faculty. I asked several classmates to reflect upon the last two years: What were some of your favorite memories of your time in the Leeds MBA program? Steena : TNOs, Proms, and...

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Student Excellence Award

May 25, 2018

Each year, the MBA faculty evaluates the top ten students in terms of academic achievement. They consider not only grades, but also contributions to the MBA program—including leadership, involvement in the program, and how they relate with their cohort and fellow students. The recipient of this year’s award was Ian...

MBA Last Lecture Blog

Last lecture

May 11, 2018

One of our CU Boulder MBA traditions is to hold a “Last Lecture” event to celebrate the graduating class and bring alumni and current students together. This year’s lecture was given by Pete McGraw , a marketing professor and favorite of ours. Pete took a unique approach with a “Choose...

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MBA Prom

April 30, 2018

As the VP of Student Fellowship , one of my favorite events to plan is our annual MBA Formal. Held at the end of the Spring semester, this year’s theme was “MBA Prom.” We had approximately 200 classmates, friends & significant others show up for a fun night at Riverside...

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Sustainability Trek to JBS

April 26, 2018

The MBA program offers sustainability-focused electives for MBA students . As part of one of these classes, students set up tours with local businesses to learn more about sustainability in action. One of these treks was to JBS USA’s headquarters in Greeley, CO. JBS USA is a worldwide leader in...