Tailgating: A W. P. Carey Tradition

Every fall, W. P. Carey students across programs gather for one of our favorite traditions: When it’s football season at ASU, that means it’s time to tailgate. Prior to every home football game, the W. P. Carey community gets together for food, fun and drinks at the Karsten Golf Course parking lot. It’s a laid-back atmosphere that makes for …

The Value of Industry Partners

The W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) delivers a transdisciplinary education that not only exposes you to insight from the areas of business, law, construction, and design, but also opens the door to a world of industry contacts. Access to industry partnerships is invaluable for building relationships across the intersections in real estate development, …

Take a Break: MBA Stress Relievers

With final exams for the first quarter less than a week away, the Full-time MBA students at W. P. Carey are finding various ways to relieve their stress and deal with the pressures of the program. Alicia Chen notes that MBA students can expect four or five courses every three months, as well as internship hunting, so …

A New Dean, A New Era

On March 1st, Amy Hillman became the sixth dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, and the first female dean in the school’s history. She joined the faculty in 2001, and has been a major contributor to the school’s success and growth ever since, both in the classroom and as an administrator; she has previously …

The Biggest Party in Golf

The golf tournament with the highest attendance isn’t the Master’s, US Open or PGA Championship. Believe it or not it’s actually the WM Phoenix Open that’s held in North Scottsdale in early February each year. A group of W. P. Carey MBA students attended this past Saturday, and attendance was nearly 180,000. That broke a record for the largest …

Twenty Six Point Two

About three months ago I was playing racquetball with a couple other MBA students when I was asked if I was interested in running a marathon in January. My initial reaction was of course, “No way. Why would anyone want to run a marathon?” But somehow, after an intense round of peer pressure and prodding, …

The Beginning of the End

Last Monday marked the first day of my last semester at W. P. Carey. It’s really too bad that in just a few short months it will be time to move on. But after a tough year and a half of classes, an internship and a long job search, it definitely feels like I’m on the home …

First Year Reflections

Congratulations to the first-year W. P. Carey MBA students who have now finished their first semester! It’s not necessarily all downhill from here, but the first semester can be particularly challenging for a lot of students: The transition of going back to school, getting used to the amount of work, acclimating to a new location, meeting a …

Friendsgiving Round 2

This year’s Friendsgiving, W. P. Carey’s take on Thanksgiving, was the best yet (although to be perfectly honest it was only my second ever). Brian Clary was gracious enough to host the event at his house, with more than 50 first- and second-year students and their guests attending. For many it was their first Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving meal.

The Outdoor Club goes Indoors

Between snowboarding on the White Mountains and tubing down the Salt River, I’ve had a lot of fun with the Outdoor MBA Club the last few years. Being part of the club has been one of the highlights of my MBA experience because I’ve had the opportunity to experience new sports that I’ve always wanted …