The Jacobson Global Venture Awards

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies has established the Jacobson Venture Awards thanks to the generosity of Andrew Jacobson, WG’93, and Marina Kunis Jacobson, G’93, WG’93. This new program seeks to provide Lauder students with the opportunity to focus their energies on their entrepreneurial venture during the summer. For the rules…

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Lauder Tips for the Class of 2018

As the Fall semester is underway, we asked second year Lauder students about their tips and advice for the new 2018 class. Below are eight points of advice for an enjoyable and productive two years: “Some of the best quiet places to take a call on campus are: Executive MBA lounge on the 2nd floor…

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Seeing Mumbai through Different Eyes

Nidhi Shah is a second year student in the Lauder Hindi Program. A scholarship to support entrepreneurs at Lauder provided her the opportunity to spend her summer working on her start-up RevoLOOtion. To learn more about Nidhi’s start-up, listen to this entrepreneurship podcast here. Nidhi travels to a marketplace to purchase parts for her toilet.…

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Africa Immersion Conclusion

Rural Homestay One of the highlights during our visit to Kenya was a 4-day rural homestay in the Tetu District, which belongs to Nyeri County. Each of us was hosted by a different family with whom we experienced rural Kenyan life. We quickly integrated into the family and became part of activities and conversations whilst…

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Witnessing History in the Making in Brasilia

Brasilia’s Airplane-Shaped Layout This past week, the Lauder Portuguese program had the opportunity to visit Brazil’s capital- Brasilia. The city is unique in several respects. Notably, it is a masterpiece of modern urbanism and architecture. Inaugurated in 1960, Brasilia was developed with the goal of moving the country’s capital away from Rio de Janeiro on the coast and…

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Updates from the German program

After spending three weeks in the Benelux countries, the German track has been in Berlin for the past two weeks. The group, half of which had not been to Berlin before, had high expectations from the city. Despite air conditioning and credit cards being alien concepts, the city has exceeded all our expectations. During the…

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Llueve y hace sol: The Spanish Program Visits Colombia

On April 9, 1948, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombia’s liberal party presidential candidate was assassinated, setting off a series of riots in Bogota that later became known as The Bogotazo. Crowds stormed the streets of the capital city, looting stores, burning down buildings, and destroying the cable car system. Gaitán’s assassination was a watershed moment in…

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