Author Archives: Emily Vedaa

About Emily Vedaa

Emily is in year two of the part-time Master of International Management experience. She brings a great amount of world travel and professional experience to the program. After two years of living in Taiwan, Emily returned to her native Portland to start the MIM in 2010. Emily currently works in global logistics for a Portland-based footwear company and is passionate about the burgeoning outdoor industry in the Pacific Northwest. Emily has pursued the supply and logistics specialization of the MIM, and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese.

Living out of a Suitcase for 3 weeks?! The Asia Trip Packing Guide

One of the most exciting aspects of the MIM experience is the Asia Trip that we take between Winter and Spring terms. We spend three weeks traveling through Japan, Korea and China. It is a thrilling experience (so I hear) that draws people to the MIM year after year. Continue reading

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Networking in the MIM—Connect 2 Community Alumni Mixer

During my MIM orientation back in 2010, I remember Dr. Cliff Allen mentioning several times that one of the most important aspects of a graduate business degree is the network that a student develops during their time in the program. He went as far as to say that if you felt that a networking opportunity seemed important, that it might even be justifiable to skip class! I have never worked up the guts to miss any of Dr. Allen’s classes, but I was lucky enough to have been free last week for the PSU School of Business Administration’s Connect 2 Community alumni event. This mixer is held quarterly at a local establishment and is open to all SBA alums from all graduate disciplines.Current and prospective students are also permitted to attend the event. Continue reading

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PSU Career Exploration: Jobs in Supply Chain

As we discussed in a previous post, the PSU Graduate Business School Career Services group is ramping up its efforts to expose students to career perspectives and information about the various career paths available to them upon graduation. An exciting addition to the regular workshops and resume building sessions are the career panels that Career Services have assembled. Last week, a number of graduate students from all SBA programs had the opportunity to meet and ask questions to several local supply chain professionals. The panel consisted of a supply chain innovation director at Nike, a technology and supply chain consultant with Clean Future,  an inventory control and procurement manager from Johnstone Supply, and a strategic customer manager from DHL Global Forwarding. It was encouraging to know that three or the four were PSU alums who have enjoyed exciting careers since leaving their respective programs. Each panelist came with their own perspectives and backgrounds, but all had amazing insights into what it takes to be a success in the industry.  Continue reading

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