Geneva DBA Workshop Mixes Students, 25-Year Alumni

Jul. 17, 2015

Geneva DBA Workshop Mixes Students, 25-Year Alumni
The DBA workshop weekend brought to Geneva two cohorts of 23 students from 11 countries.

Webster University Geneva was host for a DBA workshop over the weekend of June 19-21 that also brought several alumni back to campus.

The program is a collaboration established in 2007 between Webster Geneva and Grenoble Ecole de Management, which offers the DBA. Before the workshop began, Webster alumnus Jim Pulcrano, a graduate of the program, delivered a powerful presentation on the results of his doctoral thesis on networking as a tool for fostering start-up success.

Webster Geneva director Clementina Acedo welcomed those attending and spoke briefly about the DBA program. Fernando Lagraña, director of the DBA at Webster Geneva, spoke next and introduced Pulcrano.

A group of alumni who graduated 25 years or more ago chose to kick off their first weekend reunion in Geneva by attending Pulcrano's presentation. A diverse crowd attended his talk, including current DBA students, Grenoble and Webster management teams, a Swiss style magazine editor, alumni and others coming to campus for the first time.

The alumni reunion was facilitated by Susan Ross, director of Alumni and Development at Webster University Geneva.

Pulcrano spoke about his thesis and the challenges he had both as a DBA student completing his doctoral degree and in his life afterwards, sharing good advice from both. The process of completing his DBA degree modified his perspectives and led him to make changes in his work life in order to continue his newly acquired passion for research, he said.

Overall, the DBA workshop weekend brought together two cohorts of 23 students from the following 11 different countries; Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahrain, Ukraine, Switzerland, USA, Italy, China, Lebanon, Germany and Egypt. 

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