Dean’s update

Hello Huskies! As we look forward to enjoying the nature in its full bloom and welcome spring, our attention also turns to our graduates who will blossom in the way only a Huskie can. The journey of a Huskie in the College of Business is punctuated by a range of experiences that include new adventures like traveling abroad to understand different cultures, a trip to Second City to sharpen communication skills, a project that involves solving a real business problem or impact a community, participate in a national competition, and more. All of these activities can be broadly classified as active learning, a central aspect of our mission. While in-person learning has been postponed due to COVID19, our students are still participating in active learning via digital solutions.

To further strengthen our capability to deliver on the active learning mission, we brought together several initiatives under the aegis of a new framework called “Impact Lab.” Launched as an integrated framework in the fall 2018, the Impact Lab prepares students for lifelong careers.  And today, that means preparing them for occupations that have yet to unfold.

In this issue of the alumni newsletter, you get a glimpse of the activities that prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow by creating distinctive student experiences.

I hope you enjoy reading this edition of our alumni newsletter and have an opportunity to visit campus or participate in delivering exceptional student experiences when it’s safe to do so. If you wish to discuss future opportunities for engagement to have a transformational impact, please contact me.


Balaji Rajagopalan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business

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