EMBA alum Nicole Garcia

EMBA Alum Graduates to W. P. Carey Leadership Role

When Nicole Garcia returned to school to get her EMBA, the move came with a steep learning curve. “I wasn’t a business major as an undergrad, and there was an 18-year separation between completing my undergrad — I have a degree in communications — and I had never taken a business course before,” she remembers. …

Reflections from the Class of 2015

Everyone thinks about what their future holds when they walk across that stage and receive a diploma. But graduation is also a perfect time to ask what you got out of the experience. What will you take with you into your new life and career? Those same thoughts came to mind for the W. P. Carey class …

An International Student’s Home Away from Home

“Four hours from Vegas and six hours from LA!!” is how I remember ecstatically introducing Tempe to my family and friends upon learning that I had been admitted to Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. And I clearly remember the reactions I got… “Wow, she’s so close to Hollywood,” my friends thought with envy …

Get an Insider’s Perspective from a W. P. Carey Ambassador

As a prospective student, there are lots of ways you can learn about what life is like in grad school — the website, talking with admissions representatives or faculty, a blog like this one. But the best way to really get a sense of what it’s like is by talking to current students, who are …

Showing off That Sun Devil Spirit

Kim Taylor is proud to be a Sun Devil. It took him a little while to earn his bachelor’s degree (about a quarter century), but after finally graduating in 2008, Taylor — president and CEO of Ipro Tech, a litigation management technologies firm — didn’t wait very long to return to ASU. He joined the …

Getting Connected in the W. P. Carey EMBA

Connections are incredibly valuable to have in the business world. But in the real world, the valuable ones are an incredibly rare find. That’s why fostering connections is a core part of the W. P. Carey Executive MBA program, understanding that no number of sporadic connections can match the value of even a single cohort relationship that’s …

10 Reasons to Choose the W. P. Carey EMBA

There are plenty of reasons to pursue your Executive MBA, and plenty of reasons to choose the W. P. Carey EMBA in particular. But rather than wax on about the ways in which we rule the b‑school world — we’ll let our students do the talking. Here are ten reasons to choose the W. P. Carey Executive MBA, courtesy …

Engineering Business Success

Ian Wilson always wanted to be an engineer. But after culminating extensive experience in the design and analysis of high reliability mechanical systems, he entered a role where he’d need more than engineering expertise to excel. “Since joining Microsemi Corporation in 2011 I have worked as the Lead Mechanical Engineer on several power supply programs for …

People and Place: A Winning Formula for EMBA Students

The decision to go back to school is a big deal, made bigger by professional and social obligations. Depending on where you are in your career, you might question whether returning to school is even an option — juggling work, life, and school can seem insane. Yet at a certain point, there are apparent limits on …

W. P. Carey EMBA: The Little Things Have the Biggest Impact

With one semester down and three to go, W. P. Carey Executive MBA student Canden Baker is more than satisfied with her experience in the program thus far. She has been able to balance school with her work and family life, due in large part to the high-touch, personalized services afforded to her by the W. P. Carey School …