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Head Start Halloween Party

Second-year master's student Nathan Weaver shares rare quiet time with students from Lafayette Head Start during the Halloween party. The costumed trick-or-treaters filled their baskets with goodies from faculty, staff, and students throughout the Krannert complex. Weaver and several other master's students took part in the party as a result of their work with the Management Volunteer Program.

Congratulations to . . .
Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay

Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, who received a Fall 2000 Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Award.

The grants are made available to Purdue University graduate students to encourage professional development by assisting with expenses associated with travel to technical conferences.

Bandyopadhyay traveled to Australia to attend the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) in December. He is co-author with Prof. Alok Chaturvedi, management information systems, of "Establishing a Framework For Analyzing Market Power in Electronic Commerce: An Empirical Study," which was presented at the conference.

Master's Job Fair

Fifty-nine companies attended the September 29 job fair for Krannert master's students. Companies ranged from high-tech manufacturing enterprises to banking, consulting, and service industries.

Master's Job Fair

"The job fair launches the recruiting season," says Cheryl Hinton, assistant director, placement operations. "It gives students a chance to network with company representatives and to find out what career opportunities are available."

For more information about the annual Master's Job Fair and the Career Assessment Conference, held the preceding evening, contact the Management Placement Office (see inside back cover) or visit its Web site at www.mgmt.purdue.edu/mpo.

Econ Students Receive Teaching Honors

Economics Students

The following instructors received the Economics Policy Committee Excellence in Teaching Awards:

Summer 2000
Paul Healy (ECON 251)
Vivekanand Jayakumar (ECON 252)

Fall 2000
Frank Deane (ECON 252)
Nancy Susan Marmon (ECON 210)
Sasha Skiba (ECON 251)

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Still Growing - School of Management Employers Forum (SMEF)

Ninety-Four companies and an estimated 1,300 students attended the School of Management Employers Forum (SMEF) held September 14 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.

The forum provides a valuable service to both the students and the companies that attend, says forum chair Becky Lange, BSM '00. Students are able to network, discuss internship and full-time job opportunities, and learn about company business and culture. Employers have a large pool of high-quality students from which to draw for interviews, leading many times to hirings that fill company needs.

Almost a year in the planning, the forum is organized and run by students. "It's a lot of work, but very rewarding," Lange says. "The most exciting part is standing in the ballrooms and seeing the faces of satisfied students who just got that big interview or found their dream career. It motivates us to keep striving to add new and diverse companies each year."

For more information about recruiting Krannert undergraduate students, contact Kay Henry, career services coordinator, at (765) 494-1688, henry@mgmt.purdue.edu.

Operations Club Team Competes at Carnegie Mellon

A team of Krannert master's students, sponsored by the Operations Club and Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing (DCMME), placed third in the Carnegie Mellon Operations Case Competition held in Pittsburgh in October. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and MIT tied for first place. About a dozen teams drawn from the top 20 business schools in the nation competed this year, says Ali Jalal, president of Krannert's Operations Club.

Representing Krannert were Gabriel Bellido, Delia Noblecilla, Jorge Salazar, and Ravi Haldipur, who filled in for original team member Ashok Rao.

GE Case Competition Winners

Tiara Chivers, human resources; Ram Shastri, operations, e-business; and Eric Hayes, operations, made up the winning team for the General Electric Case Competition. The competition took place October 19-21 at GE's world-recognized corporate training facility in Crotonville, New York. GE, the Krannert Operations Club, the Krannert eBusiness Club, and the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) worked together to plan the overnight competition. A total of three teams, all from Krannert, participated in the event.

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