Applying Innovation: Andrew Stein
“What will you be doing in your role as a Technology Manager?” This question seems to be simple at first glance. However, many organizational structures has taken the importance of technology manager for granted. In a session of Frontiers in Technology, MSTM welcomed Andrew Stein, Chief Strategy and Sales & Marketing Executive from Pervasive Strategy, to share his ideas about how technology managers make a key impact in a company's ability to innovate and how an individual can be an effective technology managers.
Summer Internship and MSTM
Lei Xiao shared his invaluable experience working in an international trading company before he came to the MSTM program. He encourages prospective Graduate Track students to consider the summer internship option coupled with online summer course that MSTM offers to nurture a comprehensive and analytical perspectives.
Trip to Flex-N-Gate
On Friday, 26th October, several MSTM students were on field trip to Flex-N-Gate, a leading automobile OEM site under Toyota production line. MSTM students were benefitted from this direct experience with intensive production line, highly qualified engineers and product management assembly.
A Taste of Etiquette
MSTM students were priviledged to be treated to an etiquette dinner experience. This is an unique and refreshing experience that taught us about professionalism and table manner. Here is my personal impression of the etiquette dinner. Let's enjoy the meal!
The first 8 weeks is almost done!
The first 8 weeks courses are almost done! In the midst of preparing ourselves to brace the finals and moving towards new courses, I want to share some of MSTM experience. It was a bittersweet but invaluable experience nonetheless.
Professor Ghosh: The Man and The Ideas
This week, we scheduled a visit to Professor Ghosh’s office. Avijit Ghosh is a professor from Department of Business Administration at University of Illinois. He came to U of I since 2001 as a Dean in College of Business. Professor Ghosh is humble scholar and his experience and background would amaze you. Now lets talk about something about professor Ghosh.
Lunch with Professor Dilip Chhajed
2 weeks ago, 4 MSTM students, including myself, were invited to have lunch with Professor Dilip Chhajed in Illini Union Ballroom. While we were enjoying tasty foods being served, we were engaged in a few topics of discussion such as how we adapt as MSTM students, our cultural background and more interestingly, how we sometimes get conflicting ideas from our understanding of idioms. This just goes to show that MSTM program provides opportunity to learn not only technological management aspect of business, but also appreciation of other culture
Game Night: Illini vs Louisiana Tech!
ILL-INI! The MSTM program visited Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 21st to see our Fighting Illini take on the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech. The game was a chance for students to further immerse themselves in the American cultural with a good old-fashioned gridiron game.
Summer Internship: My Learning Experience
Peter Nero shared his story of his summer internship and how he managed to juggle his work internship responsibilities with his class. He felt that summer internship was a wonderful learning experience. He strongly encouraged future graduate tracks would be involved in internship which would count for credit in lieu of an introduction to business course.
MSTM - An Academic Action Movie!!
It has been a month by today since I have come for this course. And as I look back, those days went by in a fly. So many friends, so many courses, and so much work!!
The course started with Sandra and Karthik taking introductory classes in Statistics and Marketing. This is also the time when I got to know many of my classmates. The majority of students come from Taiwan – I definitely want to visit that place some day in my life, many from India and Turkey, and some more students from Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Jordan etc. All in all it is a very diverse mix and an interesting company to be in.