Notre Dame welcomes retirees back to the classroom

The Observer

Management professor Chris Stevens' work as co-founder of Notre Dame's new Inspired Leadership Initiative was featured in The Observer.

“For people who have had an accomplished life — maybe a career in business, or law, or medicine, or non-profit — and they’ve done it for 30 years or so and they want to pivot and do something different, there [was] no place for them to go until Harvard started [its] program about 10 years ago and then Stanford started their version of the program about five years ago,” Stevens said. “We feel like we can do it here at Notre Dame. It really is filling an unmet need. The retirement model is totally outdated. People who are 55 to 60 have maybe another 20, 25 years of life left to them.”

Speaker examines connection between service, passion in business

The Observer

Mendoza College of Business alumnus Bob Burke spoke at an Ethics Week event on Feb. 12 (Monday) in the Stayer Center. Shortly after graduating in 1994 and taking a job as a business analyst for Arthur Andersen, he founded a nonprofit that provides free tax preparation assistance to low-income families. He pitched the idea as a way to help young employees at the firm develop professionally as they learned to work with a different demographic. The program, now called Ladder Up, also includes other financial programs to help people climb out of poverty and has expanded to other cities in the U.S. In Chicago alone it has provided more than $529 million in economic benefits to more than 297,000 residents. He encouraged students to take a chance and do something different and to consider taking a year and working at a nonprofit after graduation.…

Notre Dame alumni launch app

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Mendoza finance grads Joe Mueller and Federico Segura co-founded Grain, a mobile app that helps small or inexperienced investors access hedge-fund investing.