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first_imgThere’s a lot of bad in the news, so it’s always refreshing when something so positive gets so much attention.Now, two Tuscaloosa men are searching for a family that recently made a huge impact on them while they were vacationing in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and they need all the help they can get tracking that family down.Justin Johnson and Dustin Smalley are used to helping people thanks to their day jobs. But while they were at the beach, they helped in a different way: making sure a child with cerebral palsy could get out to the ocean. “We saw the mother and a 13-, 14-year-old kid really struggling carrying (the child with cerebral palsy), so we saw that and just ran up to her and had to help them out,” Johnson said.The girl’s wheelchair wasn’t equipped for sand, so Johnson and Smalley considered it a no-brainer and a small gesture to help out.“I’ve never experienced anything like that before,” Smalley said. “It just made me happy to see my friends helping others.But the small gesture from Smalley and Johnson was a huge help on that family.“That’s when she started crying and came back up to us, and I was like, ‘No, this is easy,’ ” Johnson said.But Johnson and Smalley said they’re the ones blessed by the situation.“Every day there are 1,440 minutes in a day, so that means there are 1,440 opportunities to make a positive impact on people,” Johnson said.After a day of fun in the sun, the men carried the young girl back up to her wheelchair at the beach entrance and parted ways with the family. But now that they’re back in Tuscaloosa, they said they just can’t shake the feeling of wanting to do more for her. So they’ve decided to try and find that family and get them some sand adapters for the girl’s wheelchair.And if they could say anything to that family, it would be this:“We saw the struggles you were going through, and we would love to help y’all,” Smalley said. “The joy that Justin and everyone saw on your daughter’s face that day, it made them happy. The world needs more love. So if we can make your life easier, why not?”If you know any way to help Smalley and Johnson get in touch with the family they helped July 26 in St. Pete Beach, Florida, near Chris’ Beachside and Gulf Strand Resort, please reach out to WVUA 23 on social media or email us at [email protected]last_img read more

How Wharton Prepares MBA Graduates For The Workforce

first_img Last Updated May 22, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Going back to business school to pursue an MBA is an important step to getting that high-paying dream job. However, the path to graduation and employment can be a little overwhelming for some. In order help students out and ultimately increase their likelihood of being hired post-grad, schools prepare their students for various careers and industries through internship programs, career services and counseling, hands-on projects and sprawling alumni networks.Take a look at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Located in Philadelphia, the Wharton School was the first dedicated school of business at the college level in the United States and is now universally regarded as the premier business school in the country. Wharton enrolls 1,788 total students in its MBA program and 436 students in the MBA Program for Executives. According to Wharton’s MBA Career Management, 98.4 percent of graduates reported full time job offers, with 95 percent accepting those positions. Recent grads enjoy a $125,000 median salary. It’s interesting to note that 15.5 percent of the accepted job offers were outside the United States. For more detailed information, visit the full-time employment career statistics page.Let’s take a look at how Wharton’s career services, internship opportunities, and alumni network gives grads a leg up in the job hunt.Career ResourcesWharton’s MBA Career Management manages the relationships between the school and visiting recruiters, and offers students and alumni additional support throughout their career searches. The management service offers students resources such as workshops and training sessions on many topics such as self-assessment, resume writing and interviewing. The office also offers one-on-one career counseling, opportunities for career treks across the globe and important information about different industries’ functions.In general, Wharton’s MBA Career Management provides education and guidance throughout the entire job search process, including:Programs and workshopsDetailed information on careers in various industriesResearch tools exclusive to WhartonRecruiting eventsIndividual career advisingCareer treksLifelong career support as alumni Specifically for Executive MBA candidates, Wharton offers a number of opportunities for students to further prepare them for returning their current employer or to seek out a new one. This includes career coaching, resume writing guidance and additional one-on-one attention during the latter part of their time at the school.InternshipsIn the summer between their first and second years of the MBA program, almost all Wharton students pursue an internship. The point of these highly competitive and strenuous internships is to provides opportunities for employers to get to know potential full-time employees. In fact, 100 percent of students seeking summer employment received offers.Internships are typically structured around a specific project with a 10-12 week time frame, and internship compensation is typically based on an annualized salary and may also include performance and/or sign-on bonuses. Here are a few examples of Wharton intern projects in different industries and functions:Operations/Finance: Evaluated public-to-private leveraged buyout of $3 billion financial institution in conjunction with strategic partner.Marketing: Developed and presented pre-launch marketing plan based on STP (segmentation, targeting and positioning), customer value proposition, purchase funnel and competitive analysis.Business Development: Completed analysis of equity investments in health, education, tourism, retail and property sectors. Produced database of investment entry multiples to analyze prior investments and uncover trends in investment decisions.Product Management: Scoped, designed and managed initial implementation of an internal tools suite, the goal of which is to deliver a 60 percent improvement in the cost effectiveness of our programs by streamlining operational workflows and allowing improved campaign designs. For more detailed information on Wharton internships, visit the internship career statistics page of the MBA Career Management office.Wharton’s Alumni NetworkOne of the perks of attending one of the most prestigious business schools in the world is having something in common with all of its successful alumni. Wharton alumni have a track record for mentoring recent graduates and helping each other with future advancement and career changes.The school’s online community, WhartonConnect, gives current students and alumni an easy way to find colleagues in just about any field. The community helps alumni and students access industry information, communicate with fellow alumni and identify contacts. The service features e-mail addresses, an alumni directory, and extensive search capabilities enabling alumni and students to identify career development resources within the alumni base.EmployersWharton MBAs have been employed by the follow companies, just to name a few:AmazonBank of America Merrill LynchDeutsche BankFacebookFidelity InvestmentsGoogle, Inc.JPMorgan ChaseTesla MotorsUber RelatedRECAP: US News —10 MBA Programs With the Highest Signing BonusesIn this post, we’ll recap the 10 highest MBA signing bonus averages— a list of the U.S. business schools whose MBA graduates leave business school with both high-paying jobs and large signing bonuses.June 8, 2017In “Featured Home”Which Graduate Business School Students Have The Highest GMAT Scores?Along with required work experience and undergraduate prerequisites, prospective MBA students also look at the average scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for a certain school they are interested in applying to. According the Graduate Management Admission Council, the exam is used as part of the admissions process…March 16, 2017In “Featured Home”Five Best Business Schools for Breaking Into Venture CapitalWhile most MBA graduates looking to go into finance typically choose investment banking, venture capital has become an increasingly popular employment destination in recent years. VC is popular because it’s both lucrative and challenging, offering a unique career path that is deeply involved in the success of startups. MBA Programs…June 12, 2018In “Career” Here is a complete list of Wharton graduate employers. How Wharton Prepares MBA Graduates For The Workforce About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Philadelphialast_img read more