Student News

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Business student named Department of Energy ambassador

February 21, 2013

Alexis Vrotsos of Aspen, Colo., a graduate student in the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, has been selected to serve as a Department of Energy Student Ambassador for the 2012-13 academic year.

As an Energy Student Ambassador, Alexis Vrotsos conducts presentations and workshops at Tulane and collaborates with career services representatives and faculty members. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)

Vrotsos, who is pursuing a master of business administration and master of management in energy, serves as an on-campus resource for DOE job and internship information, providing...

Tulane MBA Project wins top prize in FCG Showcase

February 01, 2013

A team of eight Freeman School MBA students that studied the current landscape of MBA education and made recommendations to the Freeman School’s MBA Task Force took home top honors and a $500 prize at the inaugural FCG Consulting Showcase.

The Freeman Consulting Group organized the event to highlight the nine projects that FCG teams worked on during the fall 2012 semester. Each team delivered a 10-minute overview of its project and recommendations and answered questions from a panel of guest judges, who were charged with picking the top project based on the team’s understanding of...

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NFL's Smith and Atallah talk business with MBA students

January 30, 2013
New Orleans Saints starting defensive end Will Smith, standing, and NFL Players Association Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs George Atallah, seated, spoke to students about the business of the NFL in a special Super Bowl week talk. Photo by Cheryl Gerber.

Will Smith, starting defensive end of the New Orleans Saints, and George Atallah, assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association, discussed the business side of football in a special Super Bowl week appearance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business on Tuesday (Jan. 29).


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Service takes the spotlight on MBA trip to Argentina

December 10, 2012

It started out modestly, as a way to offer volunteer opportunities to students during one of their international trips, but in the last three years, public service has grown to become a focal point of the annual MBA Global Leadership trip to Argentina.

MBA students spent a day planting vegetable gardens at an orphanage in Buenos Aires as part of this year's Global Leadership trip to Argentina.

“There’s a real desire on the part of students to give something back and contribute positively to the places they visit,” says Stephen Estrada, director of professional education, who helps...

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Accounting institute connects students with the profession

November 30, 2012

In 2012, ManpowerGroup ranked accounting at No. 5 on its list of the 10 hardest jobs to fill. That talent shortage is expected to continue through 2020 as more and more accounting professionals reach retirement age.

The inaugural Accounting Leadership Institute featured presentations from 27 accounting professionals, representing 14 different organizations.

Those numbers aren’t lost on the staff of the Freeman School’s Career Management Center. To help meet the nation’s growing demand for accounting professionals, the CMC recently organized a two-day program for prospective...

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Beta Gamma Sigma inducts newest members

November 26, 2012

The Tulane chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, welcomed its newest members at an induction ceremony in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II on Nov. 14, 2012.

Left to right, Shamsher Khan (MBA ’13), Anastasia Petri (MBA ’13) and Pallav Mishra (MBA ’13) were among the Freeman School students recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society of business students.

Beta Gamma Sigma is recognized by the educational and corporate communities as the highest recognition a business student can receive in a program...

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Social entrepreneurs seek the perfect pitch at PitchNOLA

November 20, 2012

Ten teams of social entrepreneurs visited Tulane’s uptown campus last week to pitch ideas to solve a host of environmental and social problems, but in the end, it was a program to help the formerly incarcerated transition back into society that came out on top at the fourth annual PitchNOLA.

Latona Giwa delivers her pitch for Birthmark Doula Collective, which earned second place honors and the Audience Favorite Prize at this year's PitchNOLA competition. (Photos by Cheryl Gerber)

The competition, an “elevator pitch” contest for local social entrepreneurs, is an annual presentation...

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New program aims to produce global scholars

November 02, 2012

“The world is flat,” proclaimed New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in the title of his 2005 best-seller on how technology is leveling the global playing field, but that newly level playing field brings with it a new set of problems.

Myke Yest, left, and Casey Love are co-directors of the new Altman International Studies Program.

This fall, Tulane University launched a new interdisciplinary program aimed at preparing students to take on the unique challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.

The Jeffrey A. Altman International Studies Program in...

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New lab gives students the power of Bloomberg Professional

October 24, 2012

Bloomberg is the world’s leading provider of news, data and analytics for finance professionals. Now, thanks to a new agreement, the Freeman School is making the company’s flagship desktop product — the Bloomberg Professional service — fully available to students.

In August, the Freeman School unveiled a new lab dedicated exclusively to the Bloomberg Professional service, the world's leading financial news, data and analytics platform.

This summer, the Freeman School acquired 12 new subscriptions to the service, enabling the creation of a new computer lab dedicated exclusively to...

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Madoff attorney Ira Sorkin visits Freeman

October 17, 2012

Attorney Ira Sorkin (A&S ’65), best known for representing notorious Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, took some time from his busy schedule to speak to Prof. Mike Hogg’s undergraduate business law class on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Attorney Ira Sorkin (A&S ’65), left, best known for representing Bernie Madoff, spoke about his career and representing Madoff as a special guest lecturer in Prof. Mike Hogg’s business law class.

Sorkin attended Tulane on a track and field scholarship and majored in English, but it was a Newcomb College political science course on the Supreme Court that...

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Students put their business skills to work for injured Tulane football player

September 24, 2012

Within hours of learning that Tulane football player Devon Walker (SE ’13) had suffered a devastating spinal injury in the Sept. 8 game against Tulsa, Brad Girson (BSM ’13) and Jesse Schwartz (LA ’13) started brainstorming.

Freeman School student Brad Girson (BSM ’13), above, has helped raise nearly $15,000 for injured Tulane football player Devon Walker through the sale of T-shirts. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano.)

“We were sitting in our living room watching the game live, and we saw the injury happen,” recalls Schwartz. “We didn’t know the extent of the injury at the time, but...

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MBA grads go whole hog into new venture

May 31, 2012

The local food movement is gaining popularity among foodies nationwide. In Louisiana, it seems like old hat. Whether they are eating fresh-caught shrimp, creole tomatoes or Ponchatoula strawberries, Louisianians feel that locally originated food is better. Two 2012 Freeman School MBA grads are hoping they can bring Louisiana meat into that number.

Freeman grads Seth Hamstead and Simone Reggie are the founders of Cleaver & Co., a locally sourced, whole animal butcher shop.

This summer, Simone Reggie and Seth Hamstead are opening Cleaver & Co. in New Orleans, a locally...