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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

Blood Pressure Off the Cuff

Marie told us in class one day, ‘the key to entrepreneurship is finding and solving problems people don’t know they have.’ So, that’s what we did,” says Carena Ramos, founder and chief operating officer of VB Cardio. She refers to Marie Mayes, director of the WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Carson College of Business and her engineering capstone class, which is a senior design class cross listed with entrepreneurship. » More ...

A Carson Coug Gives Back

Hospitality business management (HBM) graduate Sarah Beaudry has just begun her career with Marriott International as a participant in the Voyage Global Leadership Development Program. The program provides recent graduates hands-on experience and training and a comprehensive understanding of Marriott’s broad portfolio of global brands and exposure to a number of career opportunities worldwide. » More ...

Hotel Entrepreneur Tom Drumheller Shares Hallmarks of Success

Some people develop an entrepreneurial mindset while earning a college degree, throughout their working years, or even after retirement. Others, like alumnus Tom Drumheller (’75), develop it as children. Drumheller’s family worked in the hardware business for generations. Growing up, he watched how his father used humor and respect to develop strong relationships with customers. » More ...

Building Connections with Leading Industry Professionals: A Year in Review

In an effort to create meaningful hands-on learning opportunities for business students, the Carson College of Business builds connections with leading industry professionals across all disciplines and cultivates those engagements so that students gain confidence in the professional world and first-hand business knowledge. Each year, the Carson College hosts numerous events, lectures, seminars, and symposiums that allow students to meet and learn from successful alumni and industry, who share valuable advice. » More ...

New Program Aims to Help Grow the Economy in Southwest Washington

The WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business’s successful Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program is expanding to include a cohort for technology businesses called the MAP Tech Collective. Funded by a $125,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co, the collective will help technology businesses accelerate growth and positively impact Southwest Washington’s economy. » More ...

Glimpse of International Sovereignty Leads Alumni to Global Volunteerism

Three months ago Amy (’07 Hospitality, Finance, ’08 MBA) and Colin Pappajohn (’06 Finance, ’08 MBA) were on their way to the third largest island in Greece, a place known for its amazing food, beautiful beaches, pristine forests, rivers, and olive groves. But this was no vacation. While finishing up volunteer work in Italy and Turkey, they felt called to support the European refugee crisis in Greece. » More ...