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    Posted by Daniel Klein on 7/26/2012 11:47:33 AM

    By Daniel Klein

    One of the most popular electives in the MBA program is Negotiation Skills, MGMT 588.  It sounds like a conference on manipulation, right?  In actuality, whether it is at the office, at home, or out in the world, we are constantly negotiating in our daily lives. 

    Every week we have a new practice negotiation, from selling our Kayak business to selling pharmaceuticals in South America, to being an agent for Omarosa (yes, from the Apprentice).  All have been practical and fun ways to learn how to be better listeners, how to uncover the real motivations behind each other’s’ feelings and actions, and how to determine optimal or win-win situations.  And, although it’s fun to win more arguments at home ;), ultimately, this course is helping us learn how to manage the situations around us.  In fact, I’ve already had practice when helping my girlfriend buy her new car last week!  With graduation coming soon and the prospects of a new job on the horizon, I’m eager to see if I can use these skills once it comes time to negotiating a salary!!

    For more information about this class and a list of other popular electives, just visit:



    Posted by Daniel Klein on 7/9/2012 01:00:01 PM

    By:  Daniel Klein /

    I continue to be impressed with the opportunities Seattle U. provides with regards to networking and social events outside of class.  A few weeks ago, one of our student associations, AGSA, sponsored an “Albers Night at Safeco” by providing free Mariners tickets and a happy hour at FX McRory’s.  FX McRory’s has helped host this event for years because their GM is also a Seattle U. alum!  I was a little hesitant to go, as I didn’t recognize many people on the guest list.  But the event was a blast, as it was a great chance to meet casually not only with students, but with faculty and alumni, who joined the group as well.  The Mariners may not have won that night, but it didn’t seem to matter.  The fact that we were able to experience a group outing was the fun part, and seeing those same people on campus the following week just helps make the graduate program that much more rewarding.  Looking forward to the next event!  To learn more about the graduate student clubs and to get a feel for the added benefits of being a graduate student at Seattle U., visit

     Albers Night at Safeco