Connecting with DBA Colleagues at Residency

DBA Residency students February 2016

Recently I completed a four-day academic residency with highly talented and motivated Doctor of Business Administration students who want to make the world a better place. Pictured above are some of the students I have had the privilege of getting to know the past four days in Anaheim, California.

I am in awe of my DBA colleagues. They are rock stars in their fields! I appreciate the collegiality, the motivation, and the humor we shared the past four days, culminating in a terrific video to be posted on YouTube. (Our group pictured above will get the prize for best class video – no doubt about it!)

Additionally, I highly value the wisdom and mentoring from our two faculty members who facilitated our daily morning residency sessions. They walked us through the doctoral study process from problem statement to the review process to finishing our papers. With their support, we are leaving this residency with new mentors and friends to talk us through this journey and a much more solid hold on our research topics.

Here is a sample of DBA students’ research topics planned in support of positive social change: recruiting more women of color into STEM occupations, engaging employees to promote greater productivity, using supply chain management to improve emergency disaster responses, and many more.

To the wonderful colleagues I met at this residency, if I can support your success through this journey, I’m just an email or phone call away. I wish all of you the best of luck in our doctoral journeys.

You all are truly rock stars and I admire your drive and passion to make the world a better place!

Lisa Cook, DBA expected 2019

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