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  • 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.

  • 12/10- Members of the Chaifetz School's Service Leadership Program, Samantha Schmidt and Lance Hussey, mentored students in the St. Louis Internship Program's CEO Program hosted at the Chaifetz School of Business this summer. The program provided college-bound juniors and seniors from underserved areas in the St. Louis community the opportunity to experience life as college students while developing business skills.

  • Sarah Gray poses for a photo at the BJC Collaborative.

    12/03- Sarah Gray, 2015 graduate of the Chaifetz School One-Year MBA program, is combining her business skills and Master of Healthcare Administration to improve quality of care for patients while lowering costs as program director of the BJC Collaborative.

  • Sophomore Service Leadership student Patrick Holbrook poses for a photo in the sun in front of the flowing fountains along the steps leading to John and Lucy Cook Hall, home to Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business.

    11/19- When you picture what it's like to be a kid, you probably don't imagine hospitals and surgeries. But for many young people at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, that is reality. That's why Patrick Holbrook, a sophomore Service Leadership Program student at the Chaifetz School of Business, spent the summer of 2019 volunteering to create a fun experience for youth patients at the hospital.

  • Left to right: Patricio Duran, Marc Painter and Noni Zaharia

    11/06- Three new professors, Patricio Duran, Marc Painter and Noni Zaharia, joined the distinguished faculty at the Chaifetz School of Business this fall. Meet the Chaifetz School's newest faculty members and learn how their added expertise will expand academic opportunities for Chaifetz School students.

  • Chaifetz School Alumni Chris Tkach, M.Acc. '09 poses for a photo at his office at RubinBrown in St. Louis.

    10/25- A networking opportunity in an undergraduate writing course helped Chris Tkach, a 2009 graduate of the Chaifetz School's Master of Accounting program, launch his career at one of St. Louis' largest public accounting firms. Now he's a partner at RubinBrown.

  • Scott Duellman, Ph.D., Interim Edward Jeans Dean at the Chaifetz School of Business

    09/26- Accounting Department Chair and Alfred V. Dunkin Professor of Accounting Scott Duellman, Ph.D., has been named interim Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business. His appointment is effective immediately.

  • Allison Hallums (second right) and Caroline Schaupp, another service leadership member and volunteer at BBS (second left), spending the day with both their Littles at Grant's Farm.

    09/16- Most people imagine their summers going on vacation, reconnecting with friends and working at an internship. Allison Hallums, a senior studying service leadership and human resource management at the Chaifetz School, decided to put others first this summer by volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBS).

  • Chaifetz School students celebrate with a giant check on stage after winning the 2019 Deloitte-SAP Co-Innovation Event.

    08/07- Students from the Chaifetz School of Business defeated 128 students from 28 top business schools across the country, including finalists from Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University and the University of Southern California, to win the $2,000 top prize at the fifth annual Deloitte-SAP Co-Innovation Event.

  • Sarah Siebels, a rising senior studying marketing at the Chaifetz School of Business, has an internship at World Wide Technology (WWT).

    08/05- Technology integrates into every sector of business. Sarah Siebels, a rising senior studying marketing at the Chaifetz School of Business, experienced how technology shapes marketing during a summer 2019 internship at World Wide Technology (WWT).

  • Kelsie Eckert Cozart, a recent graduate of the Chaifetz School with a B.S. in international business and French '18, secured a full-time position as a Global Planning Analyst at Bayer

    07/26- Kelsie Eckert Cozart, a recent graduate of the Chaifetz School with a B.S. in international business and French '18, secured a full-time position as a Global Planning Analyst at Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in life sciences and agriculture.