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Mission Meets the Market Week

March 29 - April 2, 2022

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 inaugural Mission Meets the Market in 2022 will feature a range of  signature events and student club sponsored activities. 

Dress for Success: Billiken Career Closet Fashion Show

Tuesday, March 29 - 12 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Students will hit the catwalk to highlight the student-run Billiken Career Closet as a free resource for students of all majors looking to up their professional game. Visit the Career Closet at Billiken 2 Billiken in DeMattias Hall and join fellow students for the Dress for Success fashion show to check out all the latest styles currently available to help you feel your best at employment interviews, networking events and internships. 

Interested in donating gently used professional or business attire to the Billiken Career Closet? Contact Dean's Student Advisory Board President Elyse Lewandowski at

Brewing Impact with TRU Colors

Wednesday, March 30 - 6 p.m.

Cook Hall Auditorium

Brewing Impact is the story of a for-profit brewery with a closely knit social mission to unite gang rivals and decrease violence in our community while uniting communities across the country. Shared from the perspective of some of the company's first hires — Chaz "Spree" Springer,  assistant director of marketing, Johnnathun "Beez" Smith,  events manager, and Khalilah "KO" Olokunola, chief people officer — hear the history, the heart and the hard work that has gone into the making of this TRU Story. Learn how TRU Colors is using their unique business model to drive positive impact in their community and lessons they've learned along the way that can be applied to community issues and businesses of all kinds.

Major Exploration Fair

Thursday, March 31 - 12:00-2 p.m.

Cook Hall Atrium 

Mission Meets the Market Week's Major Exploration Fair will bring Chaifetz School alumni back to Cook Hall to share more about how their major area of study shaped their career path. The unique spin on a major fair will offer diverse student and alumni perspectives from different industries in the business world to guide and encourage students to explore majors and departments they otherwise might not consider. 

Service Day: Promise Christian Academy

Saturday, April 2 - 8 a.m.

Meet in Cook Hall Atrium

Students, faculty and staff from the Chaifetz School will conclude 2022 Mission Meets the Market Week Business School will spend the day volunteering at Promise Christian Academy. Promise's unique approach to special education utilizes multiple integrated therapeutic activities such as occupational therapy and speech-language therapy within each school day. Volunteer work will primarily focus on landscape maintenance and beautification. 

Student Organization Events

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

Make Me An Adult Day with Delta Sigma Pi and U.S. Bank (March 28, 5:30 p.m.)

Interested in learning how to kick start your life post-graduation? Delta Sigma Pi is partnering with U.S. Bank for “Make Me An Adult Day.” Learn how to pay off debt, rent/buy a home, invest, and find careers in banking. The following sessions are being offered and you can attend as many or as few as you would like: 

  • (5:30 - 5:50 p.m.) Managing Debt - Student Loans and Credit Cards
  • (5:55 - 6:15 p.m.) Housing - Rent vs. Buy
  • (6:20 - 6:40 p.m.) Financial Planning and Asset Management
  • (6:45 - 7:05 p.m.) Budgeting
  • (7:10 - 7:30 p.m.) Careers at U.S. Bank

Location: Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Investing for Beginners (March 28, 6 p.m.)

Adam Brewer, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will be joining us to discuss investing and its role in personal finance. Location: Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 273

Aspire: Women in a World of Change Panel (March 29, 6 p.m.)

Aspire STL is hosting a panel discussion with female entrepreneurs based in the St. Louis area. Join us to learn more about their experiences, obstacles, and sacrifices of owning their own business in today’s ever-changing world. Location: Cook Hall L30

Beta Alpha Psi: Wealth Management for Post-Grad Life (March 29, 4 p.m.)

Senior Wealth Management Advisor at Visionary Wealth Advisors will discuss wealth management for post-grad life. Location: Cook Hall 236

DSAB: Speaker Event- Kimberly McKenzie (March 29, 7 p.m.)

Kimberly McKenzie, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Ladue School District, will discuss different ways to do marketing when it comes to the public sector, private sector, and how marketing meets the goals and missions of the organizations. Q&A will follow. Location: Cook Hall 230

Finance Club and Economics Club:  Cooperation and the Market (March 31, 5 p.m.)

Professor Bonnie Wilson will be joining us to talk about the role that the market plays in our lives and how we can contribute our full potential as men and women for others in the economy. Location: Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 273

Marketing club: Guest Corporation- Abstrakt Marketing (March 31, 6 p.m.)

Representatives from Abstrakt Marketing will be on hand to speak to students about ethics in the digital world, specifically how it relates to marketing. As more and more data is collected on us based off what we do online, it’s important for us to understand three things: What data is being collected on us, How that data is being used, and What we can do about it. The speaker will provide some insight on this for students and speak to how marketing professionals navigate the line between effective marketing and invading privacy. Location: Cook Hall 236

DSP and AKPsi: Employer Panel on Recruitment (March 31, 5 - 6 p.m.)

Learn from panelists about internships and jobs that are outside the typical business company model. The panelists will be Michael Garrett from Deloitte, Lance Davidson from Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) at Scott Air Force Base, and Jacqueline Kemp from St. Luke's Hospital. Location: Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall