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  • The Manage-A-Bull Podcast: Navigating Career Development in Graduate School - Insights from the Director of the CRC

    Date: April 19, 2024

    In this episode of the UB Manage-A-Bull podcast, co-hosts Eric Raine and Patrick Lageraaen interview Melissa Ruggiero, assistant dean and director of the Career Resource Center at the UB School of Management. They discuss the resources available through the CRC and how students can leverage them for their career development. Ruggiero shares her background and how she ended up at UB, as well as her professional experience leading up to her current role. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about career planning and using the CRC's resources early on. She also highlights some of the initiatives the CRC is currently working on, such as the use of AI in interview preparation and the focus on supporting international students.

    Audience: prospective and current graduate students

  • The Manage-A-Bull Podcast: Insights from MBA Rising Leaders

    Date: April 5, 2024

    In this episode of the UB School of Management's Manage-A-Bull Podcast, host Patrick Lageraaen interviews Will Gorman, president of the MBA Consulting Group, and Bob Beach, vice president of the Graduate Management Association (GMA). They discuss their responsibilities in their leadership positions, their motivations for pursuing these roles and the impact it has had on their personal and professional development. Both leaders highlight the challenges they face, such as motivating team members and providing effective feedback. They also emphasize the importance of looking for leadership opportunities in various areas and being open to personal growth and development.

    Audience: prospective and current graduate students