Sep 23
Paul Hynek: Think of the two years on campus as orientation for the life-long program.
23 Sep, 2011. 0 Comments. Lauder Spotlight, MBA. Posted By: admin
Paul Hynek, who is the current President of the Lauder Institute Alumni Association, has kindly found time to talk with the me about his experience at the Wharton/Lauder program.  One of the recurring themes that is not difficult to identify in conversations about the Wharton/Lauder program with the alumni is that it invariably has a profound positive influence on both professional and personal development.  Paul's career success and contributions to communities everywhere he goes speak for themselves. What’s the magic recipe behind the positive force of the program?  How does one harness the great potential and take advantage of the many opportunities…
Aug 3
Lauder Culture Quest 2011 A Success
3 Aug, 2011. 0 Comments. MBA. Posted By: admin
Miriam Grobman, WG'11, was one of the lucky Wharton MBA's to dash through Central America with Lauder Culture Quest this year. She wrote this blog post especially for the Wharton/Lauder blog: Lauder Culture Quest took place on May 19- 31 and took us, 50+ adventurous Lauderites from the classes of 2011 and 2012 across 7 different countries in Central America. Most of us first met in Belize City Airport and took a bus across the border to Tikal in Guatemala. We faced our first team challenge at the other side of the border, trying to collect all the group members…
Aug 1
Update from Director of Lauder Institute: Innovations Abound
1 Aug, 2011. 2 Comments. MBA. Posted By: admin
Disclaimer: I have been waiting to release this post for a few months now, thinking that it would be most useful for those aspiring business school applicants from all over the world who are now defining the schools they want to target. Wharton/Lauder MBA/MA program strives to attract the best applicants, and I think providing this information now will give my beloved school an edge in this process. My goal in interviewing Prof. Mauro Guillen, Director of the Lauder Institute, was to get an update on how the program was changing, and how some of the earlier initiatives had been…
May 20
“Lauder Spotlight” shines onto Paul Bergman and The Freshary
Paul Bergman is a Wharton/Lauder alumnus who has founded China's first and only organic ice cream and baked goods producer and retailer--The Freshary.  He is among the pioneers of China's green retail; it is exciting that he has also made history by establishing the only LEED Gold Certified food production and retail facility in China! Please, check out  the Freshary's wonderful bi-lingual website, and be sure to stop by the store when you are in Shanghai. Here is a first-hand video report from inside the flagship store: Interview Paul, please introduce yourself: Grew up in suburbs of New York, went…
May 17
“Lauder Spotlight” featuring Matt Axelrod
17 May, 2011. 0 Comments. Lauder Spotlight, MBA. Posted By: Wes
Posted by Wes Whitaker (Russian Track, Class of 2012) with Porter Leslie (Portuguese Track, Class of 2012) Porter and I decided that we should seize the opportunity to run a Lauder Spotlight interview featuring a graduating second-year student before they all slip back into the real world.  Given recent events in the Middle East and North Africa, our choice was pretty simple.  So, as promised, we recently sat down with Matt Axelrod (Arabic Track, Class of 2011).  Matt was the Director for Egypt and North Africa at the Pentagon, worked in the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, and spent two years…
May 7
Letter to the Class of 2013! Welcome to the Lauder Family!
7 May, 2011. 2 Comments. MBA. Posted By: Wes
Posted by Wes Whitaker (Russian Track, Class of 2012) This Monday marks another important milestone for the Lauder Institute.  In less than 48 hours, the fresh faces of the new Lauder Class of 2013 will arrive on campus for the very first time.  I remember all too well the excitement and anticipation they must be feeling as they leave their jobs, pack up their belongings, and prepare to re-route their entire lives to Philadelphia for two whole years.  While I am certainly excited for the incoming students, it is with bittersweet emotion that I reflect back on my first year in…
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