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Can an MBA change the world? We think so. You can make a difference in the developing world while pursuing a great career. There are a plethora of opportunities for MBAs outside of the traditional corporate track. Curious? On Wednesday March 28th GSBN will host a webinar titled “Alternative Career Paths for MBA Students.” Learn about the many different avenues you can explore that merge your business mind, philanthropic heart and adventurous spirit.

3/28/2012
When: Wednesday, March 28
10:30 AM EST (Washington, DC Time)
Where: Online
Contact: Lisa Leander

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Can an MBA change the world? We think so. You can make a difference in the developing world while pursuing a great career. There are a plethora of opportunities for MBAs outside of the traditional corporate track. Curious?

 On Wednesday March 28th GSBN will host a webinar titled "Alternative Career Paths for MBA Students.” Learn about the many different avenues you can explore that merge your business mind, philanthropic heart and adventurous spirit. Three leading professionals doing business that makes an impact in the developing world will contribute to this interactive discussion for MBA students around the globe. Find out how they found their path, and learn about opportunities for you to find your own.

Panelist Tom Kagerer decided to make a career change after working in the private sector for 9 years to create positive impact on less advantaged people, and is now Director of the LGT Venture Philanthropy iCATS program.

Dan Zook is Project Leader at Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm that works to raise living standards in developing countries and address global challenges. Dan has worked on four continents with major corporations, financial institutions, donor agencies, and governments in areas of strategy, operational effectiveness and social impact.

Fellows Associate Ramil Ibrahim works for Acumen Fund, a nonprofit whose mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas.

The conversation will be moderated by Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau, Associate Director for MBA Career & Professional Programs at Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Title: Alternative Career Paths for MBA Students

Date: Wednesday, March 28th

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!

 

Presenters

Tom Kagerer

Tom Kagerer is the COO of LGT Venture Philanthropy. He gained rich experience in the industry as a General Manager with Heart Social Investments, a social enterprise incubator in Cape Town, South Africa. Previously, he was working in different management positions at BMW Financial Services in Munich, Germany and Hook, United Kingdom. After 9 years of private sector experience, he decided to make a career change to create positive impact on less advantaged people. Tom Kagerer holds a bachelor degree in computer science from the University of Applied Science of Munich, Germany.

 

 

Dan Zook

Dan Zook is a Project Leader in Dalberg’s New York office. He has worked on four continents with major corporations, financial institutions, donor agencies, and governments in areas of strategy, operational effectiveness and social impact. He specializes in engagement of corporations on international development and emerging markets strategy. He also has significant experience with organizational design and change management having worked with public and private-sector organizations to design, initiate and manage large-scale transformations.

Recently, Dan led a project to support a global mining company to define the scope of its regional development plan for a mining asset in West Africa. The scope included community investments, local sourcing and hiring, and engagement with government and donors to plan for long-term economic growth. Dan’s other recent engagements include a social and economic impact review of a distributed energy micro-franchising model in Rwanda, design of a performance management tool for the U.S. Government mission in Haiti, and identification of value-chain interventions for small business promotion in central Vietnam.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Dan was a lead associate at Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton) based in Dubai where he focused on organizational design and transformation. He worked with major financial institutions across the Middle East to redesign operating models to improve governance, efficiency and effectiveness. Dan has also worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE, Development Alternatives in Bethesda and Plan International in Vietnam.

Dan holds an MBA with honors from Cornell’s Johnson Business School with a concentration in bottom of the pyramid business models and a BA from Princeton University in neuroscience.

Ramil IbrahimRamil Ibrahim joined Acumen Fund in July 2010. As Fellows Associate, Ramil is responsible for supporting and in some instances managing global recruitment, curriculum administration, logistics, marketing, and fundraising for the Acumen Fund Fellows Program. Ramil graduated with honors from New York University (NYU) in May 2010 with a B.S. in Sociology and Music Education. Ramil has held internships at the Manhattan School of Music, DoSomething.org, and the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. While at NYU, Ramil served as an Advisory Board member of the NYU Alternative Breaks program, a Resident Assistant in the NYU Department of Residential Housing and Student Life, an active member of the NYU Program for Social Ventures, and was a Martin Luther King Scholar. Ramil is an avid volunteer and has worked with organizations doing reconstruction and teaching English in Chile, Peru, Italy, China and Southeast Asia, and throughout the Gulf Coast region.

 

 

Phyllis Thibodeau

Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau is currently Associate Director forMBA Career & Professional Programs at Robert H. Smith School of Business, providing customized career consulting for working professionals in Maryland/ Washington DC Metro Region who are completing evening and weekend MBA programs at 4 regional campuses. She brings over 25 years of experience in both corporate and higher education management, combining expertise in organizational systems, innovative adult professional education, leadership development, and international program development. She has specialized in developing experiential learning programs "beyond the classroom” to enable flexible, alternative pathways to achieve contemporary career transitions. Phyllis completed her B.S. in Human Resources Development at SUNY, and studied Creative Leadership at Cornell University. She holds a Master of Distance Education with additional Certifications in Teaching, Technology, and Environmental Education through Universities of Maryland, and Job & Career Transition Coach with http://www.careernetwork.org.

 

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

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