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MBA Alumna’s Dream to Reduce Unemployment in Macedonia is Becoming a Reality

MBA Alumna’s Dream to Reduce Unemployment in Macedonia is Becoming a Reality

By the time Kristina Domazetoska, MBA ’13, arrived at UD, the Fulbright scholar had a master’s in international business from the University of Economics, Prague and a bachelor’s in electronic business from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She had big plans for the future. Only three years after graduating from UD Domazetoska become an accomplished young professional working as a project manager and implementation consultant for the Dallas-based software company, Insala. But earlier this year, Domazetoska made a…

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Dallas Restaurateur, UD Alumnus on Building a Brand

Dallas Restaurateur, UD Alumnus on Building a Brand

Everybody loves restaurants. And we all have opinions about what makes a good one. Ask your family members, neighbors and coworkers and they’ll surely tell you about their great—and not so great—dining experiences. Jack Gibbons, MBA, ’05 is passionate about eating out, too. But he has taken his passion and turned it into his vocation. As the CEO of Front Burner Restaurants, Gibbons lives and breathes restaurants every day. He recently shared his experiences as both a restaurateur and an…

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American Airlines Executive, Alumna on Strategic Planning

American Airlines Executive, Alumna on Strategic Planning

You’ve probably been on a plane before, maybe lots of times. But what you may not realize is the amount of decision-making and strategic planning that goes into the entire experience—everything from booking your flight to landing safely at your destination. Jennifer Proctor, BA ’87, Managing Director of Customer Experience Planning for American Airlines, spoke recently to Gupta College of Business professor Michael Stodnick’s, Ph.D., Senior Seminar about the challenges the airline faces in creating the best customer experience possible. “As of 2013, American Airlines…

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MS or MBA: Which Business School Degree is Best for You?

MS or MBA: Which Business School Degree is Best for You?

Students apply to graduate business school for a variety of reasons. While many simply want to expand or update their knowledge in a particular field, an overwhelming majority want to increase their job opportunities. If you find yourself in the latter group, you probably fall into one of three categories: you’re looking to enhance on your current work experience and develop your career. you’re interested in changing your career. you are an aspiring entrepreneur. Whichever category you fall into will…

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How Southwest Airlines Engages Employees

How Southwest Airlines Engages Employees

Developing Passionate Employees Southwest Airlines surveyed their employees last year and found that 86 percent are proud to work for the company. There’s a reason for that—they take the hiring process very seriously and only those truly motivated to do the job are hired. Out of over 148,000 applications they received last year, only 3 percent made the cut. “We hire tough,” said Julie Weber, Vice President of People for Southwest Airlines and a University of Dallas alumna. Weber shared Southwest’s…

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