Faculty/Staff Making Headlines
Yahoo recently announced that it would no longer allow employees to work remotely. Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Management Ellen Kossek gave her thoughts on the matter in a CNN op-ed (http://bit.ly/YYmdL3) and a Wall Street Journal blog (http://on.wsj.com/13osB5c ).
CNN Money cited research co-authored by Accounting Professor Rick Johnston in a story about Apple analysts: http://bit.ly/XjmwCk. The report, "14-Week quarters," appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics (http://bit.ly/ZBv7Ak).
Darren Henry, our Director of Diversity Initiatives, was featured on the Lafayette CBS affiliate in a series it did for Black History Month: http://bit.ly/YAzI4Y.
Students in Demand
As you are aware, Krannert has positioned itself as a business school for students with STEM backgrounds, in step with Purdue strengths. Recruiters like what they see. They’re flocking to campus to scour the best talent we have to offer: http://bit.ly/13nJc9j.
Krannert’s placement numbers are trending positively. Undergraduate placement in 2012 was 90 percent, up 3 percent from the year before, with a jump of close to $3,000 in average salary. And our offer/accept numbers on the master’s side are running 4 percent ahead of where they were a year ago.
One MBA student who has accepted an offer is Jennifer Evemeyer (pictured above). She will be working for Roche Diagnostics, and she was featured recently as a Purdue “HealthMaker” (http://bit.ly/Y2Xasz).
Weekend MBA Student Jenny Goodyear was featured in the Indianapolis Star: http://indy.st/15QttPZ.
Several Krannert students took part in this year’s $100,000 Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition: http://bit.ly/13nOHVJ. Among the top finishers: Krannert MBA students Satish Kunchakuri, Nimish Dharawat and Subhash Ghosh.
For the second time, Krannert students have won the Rubicon Case Competition in Germany. The Purdue “ImpactMakers” team of Brendan Bonner, Andrew Walters, Pablo Puente and Marcus Glick bested competition from around the globe in taking the top prize. Krannert also placed teams in 2nd and 4th out of 21 teams in the APICS Great Lakes Competition (http://bit.ly/ZJ5rWx).
Young Alums Honored
Two Krannert graduates were recognized for their accomplishments in the Indianapolis Business Journal's "2013 Forty Under 40." Corey Wilson, a graduate of the Weekend MBA Program, is an executive with the Indianapolis Airport Authority (http://bit.ly/12bo5rs). BSIM alum Scott Brenton is COO of Angie's List: http://bit.ly/ZB8PPc.
Recent IMM graduate Diego Morales is the new Director of Community Affairs for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: http://bit.ly/VasNla.
Another recent graduate of the Weekend MBA Program, Jason Fish, is using his talents to help improve Purdue's teaching technologies: http://bit.ly/WrRZji.Cynthia Montgomery earned her master's degree and doctorate at Purdue. She now serves on the faculty at Harvard, and was recently profiled in Financial Times: http://on.ft.com/XGSV3P.