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November 2013 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Study Lets Marketers Finally See Through the Shopper's Eyes
Faculty member Jeff Inman has released a first-of-its-kind study that, by using video cameras, monitors the grocery shopping habits of consumers, from a first-person vantage point. It makes surprising findings as to what influences our unplanned purchases.

Watch the New Katz Video
What qualities make Katz such an outstanding program for graduate business education? We tell that story in this 2-minute video that helps communicate the value of Katz to the outside world.

Dean's Blog: What Does the Ideal Student Look Like?
Dean John T. Delaney ruminates on the characteristics associated with the "ideal" student. His model has some unexpected qualities, and offers good advice for graduates as well as students.

Recruiting Underway for Katz EMBA Worldwide 2014-15 School Year
The 18-month MBA program, which is tailored to high-potential managers, offers the opportunity to learn globally and develop executive-level business skills. If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please contact embaprogram@katz.pitt.edu or 412-648-1600.

Balancing Life and Getting an EMBA Degree
Effective time management is critical to any person considering an Executive MBA. Two recent graduates of Katz's EMBA Worldwide program share their innovative strategies for maximizing their time and getting the most out of their degree.

Kemerer Receives Distinguished Fellow Award
Faculty member Chris Kemerer has been inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the Information Systems Society (ISS). The selection is based upon his research, his academic service through editorial appointments, and his mentoring of PhD students.

Holiday Shopping for Katz Merchandise
All Katz merchandise is 30 percent off at the University Store on Fifth. Available items include neckties, golf shirts, and jackets. Sale proceeds are used to support future students.

Join the Official Katz Linked-In Page
Looking to grow your professional network? Interested in re-connecting with old classmates? Want to stay in touch with former faculty members or the Career Management staff? The Katz inkedIn page is quickly growing!

Faculty Sound Off on News Issues of Day
Why don't mothers have pay equality in the workforce? Was Amazon wise to hike its free shipping minimum? Are user-generated reviews of restaurants trustworthy? These and many other topics are explored on the Katz and CBA Faculty Blog.

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