Current Students & Alumni
Chris Smith, MBA ‘08, works as a sales director at Bazaarvoice.com, where he
generates new business for the retail and travel vertical. Bazaarvoice drives sales,
operational and marketing decisions using the voice of the customer for clients
including Macy’s, Best Buy, Dell, Microsoft and more.
Economics major Tobias Gros ‘12 participated in the National Economics Insider Symposium contest sponsored by Pearson Education. Gros submitted a proposal in April for making the gasoline tax politically feasible and was one of the 12 finalists chosen to participate in a symposium in June in Washington, D.C., along with their nominating instructors.
Zack Steele, MBA ‘08, works as Finance and Operations Director at Springbox, a full-service interactive marketing firm with offices in Austin and Los Angeles. Clients include Dell, Honda, Disney, Paypal, and more.
Christopher Seman, MBA ‘10, works as the Director of digital content distribution at
Blastro, an independent online music video network specializing in original content production
and ad-serving technology solutions.
"Taking Flight: Paige Newcombe’s global experience in the MBA program set her on a successful career path at the worldwide company." Check out this article (.pdf) written by Lisa Thiegs for Paige’s story.
Congratulations to Suzanne Bonifaz and Robert Flores, the St. Edward's University DMBA team, who took 1st place in the Jackson National Life Insurance Social Media Challenge! Suzanne and Robert beat out teams from Vanderbilt and University of Michigan to take 1st place with their plan, SocialClout.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual iChallenge! The iChallenge took place on November 14, 2012 and is a 3-minute oral pitch competition for innovative ideas and ideals, open to all current SEU students.
1st Place: Jake Lane, App for Blackboard & Zimbra
2nd Place: Stefanie Smith, E-Globe SAT Prep Courses in China
3rd Place: Jason Stovall, Bus Service for College Student Drinkers
Best Unique Idea from a Senior: Carlos Martin, C3 Tequila Beer Product & Design
Best Environmental Idea: Thomas Kammerer, NFC App for Membership Cards
A round of applause for alumni in the news -- MSOLE alums continue to make a difference in Central Texas and throughout the world!
- Araminta Everton (MSOLE '09, Cohort 15) was selected as a member of the Leadership Austin ESSENTIAL Class of 2013.
- Jayme Mathias (MSOLE '08, Cohort 13) was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District and subsequently elected by the Board as its Secretary.
- Daniel Guerrero (MSOLE '09, Cohort 16) was re-elected as Mayor of San Marcos, Texas. He also continues as Executive Director of the San Marcos Education Foundation.
- Julie Beggs (MSOLE '08, Cohort 13) was named Vice President of Corporate Services for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.