Eight months into COVID-19 and weeks after a contentious election, America has settled into a new normal.
We asked three alumni working in retail, healthcare, and travel what changes they’ve instituted that were inconceivable pre-pandemic, and whether these have spawned potential new opportunities for their business. We also posed the same questions to a current MBA student, a professional clarinetist whose goal is to transform a music scene ravaged by COVID, as well as our student-led coffee brand, MotMot.
Their answers all have a common theme: Despite an unsettling year, there is a brave new world of possibilities out there.
Albers shares that same mindset. Our transition to a virtual landscape has opened minds, expanded our audience beyond the confines of geography, and amplified our voice and mission in ways we had never imagined.
I hope you are inspired as we were by the stories contained in this issue of the Albers Brief.
Joseph M. Phillips
Dean, Albers School of Business and Economics