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UO Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2015

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LU N D Q U I S T CO LLEG E O F B U S I N E S S 27 alumni network with an emphasis on job referrals. He believes the Lundquist College of Business could be one of the top business schools in the country. "Maybe ten or 15 years from now," he said, "people will say there's the Harvard b-school, there's the Stanford b-school, and there's the U of Oregon b-school." ADVICE FOR STUDENTS "Seek a leadership role in a club, a problem-solving team, a case study team—anything. Volunteer. Be a member of a group or a task force. Do things with other people. The more organization experiences you have, the more likely you are to be successful in business. Business is about people. You can put fancy words on it, but in the end, it's about people interacting with people. Getting things done through other people. And there is that component in the Job Shadow Program, watching people working e©ectively with each other. So go get some practice at it." KIM CALDWELL '• the Job Shadow Program because it reflects an element of the business college's strategic plan: experiential learning." Their gift of $100,000 represents an early investment in our Job Shadow Program, which was launched in fall 2013. The program is already seeing success. (For more on the program, see p. 18.) Caldwell said he has been impressed with Lundquist students. He feels that providing these future business leaders with one more tool so they can hit the ground running after graduation is money well spent. The drive and ambition displayed by the college's leadership also factored into the gift. "The dean and his team are results-oriented and back up their talk with action. I have always respected that," he said. "The talented and energetic folks at this school will achieve their strategic plan with some help from the donor community." To continue the forward trajectory of the college, Caldwell said the next steps could include building our

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