As autumn quarter 2019 began, the Milgard Women’s Initiative (MWI) launched the inaugural year of the mentorship program. 22 graduate students from the MBA and MSBA programs were individually matched with mentors from the South Sound area and met for an orientation dinner at Pacific Grill Event Center.
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On November 20, 2018, faculty and staff at the Milgard School of Business hosted a special visit by His Excellency Kassa Tekleberhan, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States. Dean Howard Smith, Associate Dean Altaf Merchant, and Stan Emert, Executive Director (Interim) for Leadership and Social Responsibility, hosted the Ethiopian delegation in a campus tour and dinner.
Natalie Garces, '18 Marketing, placed second in a social-responsibility case competition, which led to a Microsoft gig, a slot in the Husky 100 and an upcoming master's degree.
With initial funding from the Gary E. Milgard Foundation, The Milgard Success Center launched in November 2017. The focus of the Success Center is to work with the local South Sound community to assess employment needs, encourage internships and fill open permanent positions with current Milgard students and alumni.
"If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do?”
The generation known as ‘Millennials’ (roughly born from 1980-2000, though these dates are sometimes debated) are considered to be one of the most studied generations to date. Their propensity for wanting to be highly engaged by what they do, demanding transparency from the companies they not only work for but who’s products they consume, and their collective sense of community driven by shared interests makes this generation an interesting newcomer to the workforce.
During autumn 2017, work was conducted on a new strategic plan for the Milgard School of Business.
From river piracy to the kindness of a smile, stories convey the many ways people connect with UW Tacoma's urban-serving mission.
Years after an important encounter steered Wes Carter, '15, away from gangs, he is board president of the organization that made that encounter possible, courtesy of UW Tacoma's Board Governance course.
Originating in a brief conversation on UW Tacoma's Grand Staircase, a two-course sequence on non-profit governance fosters community connections and helps students achieve their career and service goals.