Business Spotlights

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Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Tuesday, January 16, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Tuesday, January 9, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Thursday, January 4, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…


The Future Torero of Wall Street

Wednesday, November 8, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

Usually, being a college student in California is something people dream of. But early on in his college career, Alex Hernandez ’18 (Finance) re…

Andrea Godfrey Flynn

Career Builder

Monday, June 19, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

Developing fan loyalty with bobblehead giveaways, teddy bear tosses and Taco Tuesdays didn’t always interest Andrea Godfrey Flynn. In fact, she …

James Brennan

Enlightened Entrepreneur

Monday, June 12, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

In the fall of 1992, James Brennan arrived on USD campus uncertain if he’d complete his first year of college. A streetwise New Yorker who learn…

Annalisa Barrett

Corporate Governance Guru

Monday, June 5, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

In 1999, the dot-com bubble was quickly inflating. Fortune magazine heralded an energy corporation called Enron, “America’s Most Innovativ…

Daniel Lin

The Business World Tour Guide

Monday, May 1, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

Daniel Lin’s ideal classroom doesn’t contain white boards or desks. And he doesn’t teach from a standardized text. Instead, the 30-y…


Getting Ahead of the Game

Friday, April 28, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

Seeing her future career through a sports lens makes sense for Minnesota native Sarah Goh ’20 (Business Economics, who was on the rowing team at…

Emma Leggat '08 MBA

Emcee of Social Good

Monday, November 14, 2016TOPICS: Alumni

As Director of Communications and Social Good at StubHub, Emma Leggat is living the dream. She’s orchestrating meaningful, s…

Aarti Ivanic

Resident Data Junkie

Saturday, October 22, 2016TOPICS: ResearchLeadership

To be successful in today’s crowded business world, Aarti Ivanic offers some pointed advice for marketing students. “Marketing is all abou…

Steve Conroy

The Civic-Minded Associate Dean

Saturday, October 22, 2016TOPICS: Leadership

When Steve Conroy looks at USD School of Business students and alumni, he doesn’t just see bright minds. He sees future changemakers. “We …


The Unexpected Leader

Saturday, October 22, 2016TOPICS: LeadershipAlumni

Dima Ghawi wasn’t your typical MBA student. When she enrolled in the USD program, she was quiet and shy—the simple act of talking to new p…