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Mission Meets the Market Week

February 13 - 17, 2023

Mission Meets the Market Week, sponsored by Deloitte, brings the Chaifetz School community together for a weeklong celebration of what makes Saint Louis University's business school a truly special place — its focus on positive impact and the commitment of students, alumni, faculty and staff to leverage business as a force for good.

Organized by the the Chaifetz School's engaged students, the 2023 Mission Meets the Market Week will feature a range of signature events and student club sponsored activities. 

2 Men and A Garden Speaker Event

Monday, February 13 - 6 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Join us to hear from local STL entrepreneurs Joel Austin and Brett Tintera as they reflect on their entrepreneurial story which began in their backyard garden and continues as a nationally recognized brand available in over 240 locations nationwide. Make sure to bring your appetite to sample their famous salsas, pickles, and dips!   

A Crash Course for Business Etiquette

Tuesday, February 14 - 6 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Do your business etiquette skills need a refresher? Join Barb Gradala, a certified etiquette instructor, for a discussion on the do’s and don’ts of workplace communication and clothing. 

Industrial Commons, Ft. Catherine Armstrong

Wednesday, February 15 - 6 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Join us in welcoming our headlining speaker from the Industrial Commons in North Carolina, Catherine Armstrong. The Industrial Commons finds and scales employee owned social enterprises and industrial cooperatives, and supports frontline workers to build a new southern working class that erases the inequities of generational poverty and builds an economy and future for all. Catherine will discuss the circular economy, sustainability, and how business can be done differently in the clothing industry. 

Business N' Brunch

Thursday, February 16 - 10 a.m.
Anheuser-Busch Common Area, Cook Hall

The Career Resources Center and the Dean's Student Advisory Board present Business n' Brunch, a professional networking event for students interested in careers in business. Come hungry and bring your resume!

Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship Presents the Mission Meets the Market Hackathon

Friday, February 17 - 10 a.m.
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

On Monday, Feb. 13, check out the CCE's social media accounts to discover the hackathon problem statement for the week. Once the problem statement has been posted, students will register teams of up to 3 members and have 4 days to come up with a solution to pitch on Friday to our panel of judges. Students are encouraged to build interdisciplinary teams. Register your team online via this form. At least one team member must be available to pitch on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.

The Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance Training: A Step Towards Bringing ethically Sourced Products to Campus

Friday, February 17 - 2:30 p.m.
Sinquefield Room (DuBourg Hall 409)

Join the Service Leadership Program at this interactive workshop aimed at providing information on the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance's work to bring ethically sourced products to Catholic colleges and universities. Students will learn about initiatives on other campuses and discuss ways to further the same mission on SLU's campus. 

Student Organization Events

The Chaifetz School's business student organizations are also planning additional events to highlight how Mission Meets the Market for their respective club's area of interest. 

How to Become a Millionaire (February 13, 5:00 p.m.)

I got my first paycheck right out of college, and what do I do with it? Join Alpha Kappa Psi to hear panelists talk about smart investment opportunities, creating passive income, multiple streams of income, and navigating finances. 

Location: Cook Hall L30

Breaking the Ice - Aspire STL x Finance Club (February 14, 5 p.m.)

Join us to learn more about how to build relationships within peer groups, support minorities and navigate male dominated industries, as we transition from college into our careers.

Location: Cook Hall L30

The Impact of Global Business - Delta Sigma Pi (February 15, 5 p.m.)

As business students, we must recognize how increased globalization and competition has impacted small businesses, national corporations, and multinational corporations. Delta Sigma Pi welcomes Mike Ponder, who will speak on his international experiences at Boeing as well as on how global partnerships and business operations have evolved pre and post pandemic. Mr. Ponder is the Senior Program Manager for Boeing’s C-17 Training Systems and an alum of the Chaifetz School's Executive Master of International Business program. He currently sits on the Boeing Institute Board of Advisors.

Location: Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

DEI in the Workplace - Being Advocates and Building Supportive Elements (February 16, 4:30 p.m.)

Join us as we hear from DEI thought leaders about how their organizations build supportive environments for their diverse workforce, and how we can all be advocates for others. Hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, the Chaifetz School of Business Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Career Resources Center.

Location: Cook Hall L30

Sustainability on a Global Scale (February 16, 5 p.m.)

Join the International Business club and Economics club to talk about sustainability when conducting businesses across the globe and economic policies that can be applied to encourage more climate friendly business practices.

Location: Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 170

On the Line: When do teams separate themselves from their athletes? (February 16, 6 p.m.)

Join Sports Business Association and Marketing Club in a discussion about the effect that athletes who speak out on current events can have on the teams they play. A special guest from a St. Louis professional sports team will join us to provide a team perspective on this topic.

Location: Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 271

Friday Faculty Seminar: Mental Health (February 17, 12 p.m.)

Join students and faculty for a panel and an open discussion surrounding mental health in and outside of the classroom. 

Location: Cook Hall L30