Executives on Campus

Connecting Companies and Classrooms

 Date published: May 31, 2017

Joe PopoloThe Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business faculty are always exploring new ways to inspire and prepare their students to excel in their careers. The creativity of Associate Professor Laura Munoz gave her students the unique opportunity to not only hear from a CEO but also attend a personalized career fair right inside their classroom.

Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman Company, the world’s largest brand experience company, guest-lectured in Munoz’s business-to-business (B2B) marketing class. Popolo is part of the University of Dallas’ Executives on Campus program and has been CEO at Freeman for over eight years, helping grow the company into a global brand. During his appearance, Popolo not only helped students learn about marketing but also shared his insights on leadership and managing a global company.

Paired with the lecture, Freeman Company corporate recruiter Sarah Wiegand helped students learn more about the company and get connected with career opportunities at Freeman. Coming out of the event, one student has already accepted a summer position at the company, and many students are in discussions about opportunities beginning this fall.

“As a faculty member, the Executives on Campus program allows me to advance our mission to provide experiential learning and create ethical leaders by bringing experts in their fields to talk about what’s currently going on in their industries,” said Munoz. “We want to encourage companies to come and meet the great pool of talent we have here in the college of business.”

For more information on the Executives on Campus program and getting involved with UD, contact Advancement Officer, Rebecca Almanza at ralmanza@udallas.edu.

News

Women In Business Leadership: Integrating Work and Family

The Spring 2019 Women in Business Leadership Panel and Networking Event featured Dallas/Fort Worth's top female leaders and executives. Leaders in their fields joined University of Dallas students, faculty and alumni for lunch and discussion. They shared insights and tips for living both halves of their lives: the work/life integration.

+ Read More

Parents Support University in Late Daughter's Memory

Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.

+ Read More