Student Voices

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Park Perspectives: Why sometimes it’s better to listen first

Valerie Hanke, Two-Year MBA ’23, dives deeper into the leadership skill of compassion and how it relates to active listening.

Mama Said Hand Pies owners Hiroko Takashima and Gabe Flores sitting at a table with a plate of hand pies in front of them and smiling
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Mama Said Hand Pies empowers creative passion by adopting a business mindset

Big Red Microenterprise coaches Benjamin Goulet and Devashish Sharma helped Mama Said Hand Pies transition from a farmer’s market stall to a shopfront.

A picture of Duncan Lee working at his cubicle at the NYC office, with an AccountAbility mug.
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Dreams and aspirations of becoming a global sustainability advisor

Johnson’s Social Impact Internship Fund enabled Duncan Lee, MBA ’22, to showcase his business and sustainability capability to AccountAbility.

Johnson classmates celebrate a victory
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Park Perspectives: The intangibles, finding your goodwill

Taylor Nguyen Two-Year MBA ’21 discovered that intangible “goodwill” was far more valuable than salary, bonus, or location

photo of Alanna Miyajima smiling and holding Danimals yogurt in her right hand
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Staying true to my passion for sustainability and food systems

Alanna Miyajima, MBA ’21, writes about how her experience at Johnson helped her pivot into a career helping to make food systems more sustainable.

trays of test tubes with different-colored caps
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EpiWell: Pushing the boundaries in diabetes management

As part of the BR Microenterprise program, MBA candidates Tyler Ashcraft and Faraan Khan worked with EpiWell, a local diabetes management company.

Park Fellows meet over Zoom
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Park Perspectives: Assembling the collaborative leadership toolkit, one experience at a time

Christopher Nowacki Two-Year MBA ’22 leveraged previous work experiences to enhance his ability to collaborate and succeed on many different teams.

headshot of Linda Alvarez with trees in the background
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EMBA case competition: A winner’s perspective on innovation and new venture creation

A Q&A with Linda Alvarez, MD, Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY class of 2021, CEO and co-founder of new sports nutrition venture Levelle

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Student Voices: Meet Yifan Wu, Two-Year MBA Class of 2022

A marketing production executive and a musician who is pursuing a career in consulting, learn why Yifan Wu joined the Two-Year MBA Class of 2022.