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  • 11/24- We connected with Abby Kwon for a Q&A during which she shared about her most recent internship as a remote graphic designer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and offered advice for other students looking to pursue a career in graphic design.

  • A headshot of Scott Duellman, Interim Edward Jones Dean. The photo is taken against a brick wall; Scott is smiling and wearing a blue suit jacket with a light blue shirt.

    11/16- Incredibly, we find ourselves nearing the end of our Fall 2020 semester. In just a few weeks, our students will take their final exams and complete the semester. Our students, faculty and staff have shown extraordinary compassion and responsibility in these past few months: While COVID-19 cases have drastically increased around the country, our SLU community has managed to hold in-person classes for the entire semester, which is no small feat.

  • 11/16- The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic introduced unique challenges to entrepreneurs, making the already laborious prospect of founding a company--securing investors, attracting quality employees, growing a customer base--even more daunting. But Mission Control is no ordinary startup.

  • 11/16- Rob Boyle, professor and Assistant Dean at SLU's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, discusses student resilience and flexibility during the unprecedented fall 2020 semester.

  • An image of downtown St. Louis. The photo was taken on a sunny day, and the Arch is visible in the background.

    10/27- Dr. Jerome Katz, professor and Robert H. Brockhaus Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, offers pandemic-friendly tips for business owners.

  • Two young women smile over their shoulders as they cross a street in New York City on a sunny day.

    10/13- Chaifetz School of Business graduate Meghan Loftus discusses her experience moving from the Midwest to New York City to pursue a career in fashion.

  • Dr. Thomas Doellman teaching a class of students in the Edward Jones Data Analytics Lab; Dr. Doellman wears a mask.

    09/29- This fall, the Applied Portfolio Management (APM) program at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is launching an industry-mentorship program to connect current APM students with leaders in the St. Louis region's robust finance industry.

  • An aerial photo of the iconic brick clock tower on SLU's campus, shot on a sunny day.

    09/03- Interim Dean Scott Duellman welcomes the Chaifetz School of Business freshman class to an unusual new school year.

  • A sign that says CHAIFETZ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS | SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY, located outside SLU's business school.

    08/26- The Boeing Institute of International Business' first ever virtual study abroad experience connected master's students with business leaders abroad and gave students insight into international markets, all from the safety of their own homes.

  • An overhead photo of a circle of children holding a plate with a fried chicken sandwich. The children's arms and hands are visible.

    07/28- Habitat for Neighborhood Business, a St. Louis entrepreneurship incubator that works in conjunction with the Chaifetz School of Business, has created a program to provide members of the St. Louis community with hot meals. The program was created to provide nutritious meals to individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Chaifetz school senior Olivia Tran, wearing a blue and white striped dress, smiles. She is outside on a sunny day and a lake and trees are visible in the background.

    07/16- We talk to senior Olivia Tran about her internship, summer hobbies, involvement in SLU's Housing & Residence Life and how she feels about coming back to campus in the fall.

  • Interim Dean Scott Duellman smiles for a picture against a brick wall.

    06/18- This past month, we were very happy to have something big to celebrate: our students' graduation. While we wish that we could have held an in-person ceremony to honor their accomplishments, we were grateful to "Honor the Day" with virtual celebration, and we look forward to being with them again in 2021 for a proper commencement. Until then, we will continue to recognize our graduates on our website and social media accounts, so follow us at SLUChaifetzBiz to keep up with their achievements.

  • A male SLU student, seated in the Career Resources Center, smiles and takes notes with a pencil.

    06/11- Graduating from college and starting a career can be daunting in even the best of times, but for 2020 graduates, the ongoing threat of COVID-19 can make the job search even more challenging. The Chaifetz School's Career Resources Center is here to help.

  • Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy students tour a start-up coworking space.

    06/08- Thanks to SLU's Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship, the ongoing public health situation this summer won't be a barrier for local high school students looking to grow their business and leadership skills. For the first time, the center's popular Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy will be offered online, giving participants the chance to connect with like minded students across the region while learning from other young entrepreneurs.

  • 05/28- Chaifetz School of Business graduate Melissa Vien, CFRE, (MBA, '20) balanced school and full-time work for years as she pursued her degree part-time through SLU's top 40 ranked Professional MBA program. In April, the former St. Louis Business Journal 30 Under 30 honoree accepted a new role as Board Relations Manager for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation. Recently, the Chaifetz School of Business interviewed Vien to learn more about the passion and dedication that propelled her to earn a master's degree while working full-time in St. Louis' nonprofit sector.

  • A student walks under a metal arch that says SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY with the university's seal. Cook Hall is visible in the background.

    05/21- While unable to hold the Excellence Awards in person this year, the Chaifetz School of Business is proud to recognize outstanding members of its academic and professional community.

  • The SLU Billiken mascot poses for a picture at Busch Stadium on a sunny day.

    05/17- When the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship couldn't hold an in-person pitch contest due to COVID-19, they moved the competition to a virtual format. The high school students who participated presented their ideas to a panel of judges via video recordings.

  • 04/15- In these unprecedented times I am truly grateful for the community of Saint Louis University students, faculty and staff. Over the past month we have worked diligently to transition to distance learning and provide assurances that our students have the support they need for their continued success. Additionally, our faculty and staff have reached out to support the workers of SLU that have been unduly impacted by the epidemic. The transition to this new way of educating occurred nearly overnight, and our Chaifetz School community has worked tirelessly to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

  • Dr. Becky Lynn smiles at the camera in a bright, indoor setting. A patient, out of focus, sits across the table from her.

    04/15- When Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn (MBA '19) opened an independent medical practice in February, she was prepared for almost anything. Lynn had spent years preparing to open Evora, a St. Louis medical practice focused specifically on women's sexual health, menopause and gynecologic care. Then the pandemic hit.

  • Dr. Fred Niederman, a professor of management at SLU, smiles in a hallway of the Chaifetz School of Business.

    04/10- Communications of the Association for Informational Systems has named Professor Fred Niederman, Ph.D., its new Editor-in-Chief beginning on July 1, 2020. Dr. Niederman will be the journal's sixth editor and has been appointed for a three-year term.

  • Two students smiling outside in the courtyard of the Chaifetz School of Business.

    03/18- The newly established Ignatian Service Fellowship, created for passionate students with a demonstrated commitment to service and social action, provides a world-class business education combined with opportunities to affect positive change in the St. Louis community.

  • Four Chaifetz School students and their professor, Justin Goodson, smile for the camera in an indoor event space on Texas Christian University's campus.

    03/04- M.S. in supply chain management students Alex Tran, Akhmyed Soltan, Tianzuo Wang and Tianyou Wang, pictured above with Justin Goodson, Ph.D., competed in Texas Christian University's Graduate Supply Chain Case Competition in February.

  • Fred Niederman, Ph.D., Shaughnessy Endowed Professor

    01/29- Fred Niederman, Shaughnessy Professor of Management at Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, was honored in December by the Journal of the Association of Information Systems for his work as a senior editor to guide the top paper of the year to publication. The 2019 award marked the second time in five years Dr. Niederman has been recognized for his editorial work for the JAIS.

  • Katie Kelting, associate professor of marketing, stands behind the podium on stage at Chaifetz Arena adorned in academic regalia as she address 2019 midyear SLU graduates.

    12/18- Katie Kelting, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at the Chaifetz School of Business, was awarded the 2019 Nancy McNeir Ring Award for Excellence in Teaching by Alpha Sigma Nu at the December Convocation on Friday, Dec. 13.

  • High school students who won the 2019 Teen Elevator pose with other finalists as oversized checks are presented to the winners.

    12/11- SLU's Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the annual Teen Elevator Pitch Competition on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Metropolitan Square Building in Downtown St. Louis and awarded $2,750 in cash prizes to four winning students from area high schools.