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The Dean's Corner series provides a first-person, informative narrative of exciting and important happenings at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. In this installment from Interim Dean Emery Trahan, he details why Northeastern's annual Giving Day is especially important to him this year, our centennial.

From the beginning of her educational journey, Katherine Kikta, DMSB'23, understood the value a business degree can provide in terms of financial security. But it wasn't until she found the Northeastern Army ROTC program that the world of possibility began to cleave open.

It's a grueling workday for Luke Zaller, who is working as an analyst during a co-op at Ernst & Young in Singapore. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., he can sometimes work on analyst reports until 10 or 11 p.m. But, Zaller says, the job is preparing him for his future career.

Cheers erupted and streamers floated down on the ground floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex as the community celebrated D'Amore-McKim's 100th birthday.

As a student at Northeastern University in Boston, Caston did not foresee that one day she would follow in her father's footsteps in the construction industry. She majored in the music industry with a minor in business but found it hard to break into the notoriously difficult entertainment field.

Once the capital of pastel shirts, white shoes and retirees, Miami's drive to become the next hub of finance is attracting record investments and a growing population of venture capitalists like 2013 Northeastern graduate Julian Jung, DMSB'13.

Forced labor is often unidentified and unaddressed in global supply chains because international production networks are complex and obscure. Many companies are not actively tracing their supply chains beyond the first or second tiers, leaving out the complete picture of the origin of their raw materials.

Most of us tend to judge our colleagues and their professionalism, trustworthiness, credibility, and communication skills through the lens of our own backgrounds and culture. Our families, countries, generations, educations, and the like, all shape how we behave and interpret the behaviors of others.

“Given the bailout, I don't think there's anything else that people should be worried about,” says John Bai, an associate finance professor at Northeastern. “I think confidence should still be there.”

The Dean's Corner series provides a first-person, informative narrative of exciting and important happenings at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. In this installment from Interim Dean Emery Trahan, he shares his views on some exciting news, including the 2023 Poets&Quants undergraduate ranking, recent global graduate study trips, the 100th Anniversary Faculty Showcase, and our new Dunton Family Dean.