Class of 2021 Change Makers Inaugurated

UVM, Grossman School of Business, Sustainable Innovation 2021 Inauguration

On Saturday August 14, 2021, our latest Sustainable Innovation MBA (SI-MBA) cohort were celebrated at their inauguration. Thirty-nine new SI-MBA graduates are now ready and equipped to be effective change-makers and use their knowledge and skills to create better ways of doing business.

The graduating cohort were joined by family and friends for an in-person ceremony held at the Royall Tyler theater on the UVM campus. The audience were welcomed by Grossman School of Business Dean Sanjay Sharma, program co-directors Caroline Hauser and Professor Chuck Schnitzlein, class speaker Apolon, and inauguration speakers Ted Castle and Caitlin Goss (a SI-MBA alumna), president and founder, and director of people and culture respectively, both at Rhino Foods based in Burlington, Vermont.

Eight students, Melina Harris, Robbie Mingay, Apolon, Anna Dechert, Chandler Jacobson, Sarah Wason, Jack Porterfield and Leonard Schloer were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, by Grossman chapter president, associate dean, associate professor Barb Arel.

Melina Harris was the winner of the Malcom Severance Award, and the cohort chose Srini Venugopal as the Faculty Member of the Year, and Michael Dupee as the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year.

We look forward to the profitable impact the cohort will make on our planet and people via business, using their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to transform todays business and create tomorrows truly inclusive and sustainable enterprises.

Congratulations one and all and a huge thank you to everyone who have helped teach, design, support and shape our award-winning program.

Class of 2025: Alina Gerke

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to the Grossman School of Business community. Today’s spotlight is Alina Gerke who is coming to UVM from Hamburg, Germany.grossman school of business, class of 2025,

“Hi, my name is Alina. My hometown is Hamburg, Germany, and I look forward to studying at the Grossman School of Business and playing field hockey at UVM. UVM has inspired me with its welcoming nature. I’m looking forward to finally coming to the University of Vermont, moving in, meeting new people and having an amazing time with my team. I’m very excited to be called a Catamount and about all the new experiences to come.

One of my goals is to be successful in both, business and field hockey. In my business studies, I want to figure out what area I want to specialize in. In field hockey, I want to grow as a team and be successful by using my athletic skills. Apart from that, I’m interested in getting to know the country and especially Vermont.

Welcome Alina!

Zoe Macdonald Interning at National Life

This week we caught up with Zoe Macdonald, a UVM Grossman School of Business student, to see how her summer internship has gone so far.

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“This summer I am working in the People Center at National Life Group, a life insurance company in Montpelier, Vermont. I have been lucky enough to have a hybrid work schedule and come to the office a couple of times a week.

Some of my main tasks as an intern have focused on talent sourcing and scheduling. For this, I work closely with the talent acquisition team in the People Center. Another component of my work has been building out a wireframe for the next National Life Group career site. This project has allowed me to work closely with other interns including Daniel Caamao, Class of 2022 at GSB, on developing key strategies for reaching top talent.

Overall, the intern program has been wonderful and through it, I have gotten to interact frequently with top executives, our CEO, and many other welcoming employees.”

#UVMBiz #Internship #UVM #UniversityOfVermont #UVMGSB #RemoteInternship #NationalLifeGroup #careersuccess

Class of 2025: Jackie House

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to the Grossman School of Business community.

Today’s spotlight is Jackie House who is coming to #UVM from Madison, WI.

Jackie House

“I am a distance freestyler on the women’s swim team and coming into undergrad with a goal of attending dentistry school. I can’t wait to enjoy my college experience, swim some fast times, and learn a lot about business!

I haven’t visited campus in over two years but when I did visit I loved the ice cream that I got from the Dairy Bar.”

Welcome Jackie!

Summer Internship with Hank Caswell

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We caught up with Hank Caswell a UVM Grossman School of Business student to see how his summer internship has gone so far.

“My name is Hank Caswell and I am a rising senior in the Grossman School of Business. I am interning with L.L.Bean this summer as a Customer Marketing Analyst on the Consumer Targeting and Analytics team. The team is based at the company’s headquarters in Freeport, Maine. I’ve spent the last month building re-buy tables, creating customer demographic dashboards, and assisting in the weekly buyer file report. I am analyzing buyer behavior, customer segmentation, and the brand through a marketing lens. Throughout my internship, which is remote because of the pandemic, I have been learning about the Squirrel client (SQL), Tableau, and strategies to work with large datasets.

Along with this, I am working on a summer-long marketing campaign with four other interns to increase accessibility to the outdoors through L.L. Bean’s mission, analyzing macro trends in the outdoor retail industry while leveraging different channels of growth. When I am not working at L.L. Bean, you can find me bartending at Fiddlehead Brewing Company in Shelburne, Vermont!”

#UVMBiz #UVM #BeanOutsider

The Only Way Forward: Multigenerational Collaboration for a Sustainable Future.

Here at the University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business, we are recognized as a worldwide leader at the vanguard of research and education on sustainability and innovation of enterprising families.

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculums bring together the brightest minds to explore how many of the worlds most iconic mission-driven family businesses and their leaders, operate their enterprises sustainably.

Our dean, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, was recently featured by leading family business media outlet Tharawat Magazine – Family Business & Entrepreneurship and you can read his insights on how and why enterprising families should capitalize on next-generation passion, senior-generation wisdom and, most importantly, multigenerational collaboration to drive the necessary change. Because, as Dean Sharma puts it, Theres no going back; businesses must prioritize sustainable development or be left behind.

Read it via the link The Only Way Forward: Multigenerational Collaboration for a Sustainable Future. #sustainability #familybusiness #UVMBiz #sustainablebusiness

Grossman School of Business, Dean Sanjay Sharma
Grossman School of Business – Dean Sanjay Sharma


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