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 …

EMBA Students Explore Innovation at Zappos

Having already experienced so much in my first year of the W. P. Carey EMBA program, I was really looking forward to visiting Zappos in Las Vegas over the summer. It was a rare look behind the curtain at one of the most forward-thinking companies around. The most interesting aspect about our visit to me was that …

W. P. Carey Alum Wins Poets & Quants’ Best EMBA Award

“If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be ill-prepared for the challenge of becoming CEO of one of the country’s fastest growing companies,” Scott Gates told Poets & Quants upon being named its Best EMBA of the Class of 2015. “It is not an exaggeration to say that my MBA has fundamentally changed …

Experiencing Leadership at W. P. Carey with NAWMBA

I believe in the power of transformational leadership, and I believe more women need to pursue their MBAs to get us there. Ever since I was elected vice president of events communication for the W. P. Carey chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA), I’ve been actively talking to women MBA leaders and seeking opportunities …

Reach New Heights with a W. P. Carey MBA

With about 300 days of sunshine, the Phoenix Metro is a hiker’s paradise. So on a foggy morning on Super Bowl day, second-year Evening MBA students hiked the Cholla Trailhead — a tough three-mile round-trip hike on Camelback Mountain with a 1,275 feet elevation gain. Organizing and leading the hikes helps Nilesh Dhallu not only …

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 …

MBA Top 5: What I’m looking forward to next semester

My first semester in the W. P. Carey Full‑time MBA program was full of great moments, new friends, and memorable lessons — and as the spring semester gets started, I know there’s plenty more to be excited about. Here are the top five things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming semester. 5. Intramural basketball season There …

MBA Top 5: What I enjoyed most about my first semester at W. P. Carey

Looking back on fall 2014, I’m still excited about my decision to attend the W. P. Carey School of Business. My first semester was full of great moments, new friends, and memorable lessons. It was a close call, but a few stood out above the rest. Here are the top five things I enjoyed most about my …

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 …