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Upcoming Travel Plans

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The past few weeks have been packed with school, work, and fun.  Just in the past weeks I have gone to New York City, Seattle (x2), but it looks like the upcoming month will be even more packed with trips, exams, and other things.

I just wanted to briefly outline some of my travel plans for the next few weeks; give you an idea of what I am up to besides school 🙂

  • Thursday and Friday (10/25-26) I am in Portland, Oregon, meeting with companies in an attempt to get this year’s Portland Trek (01/08) up and running, as well as attending the Portland Alumni Board Meeting.  Besides Kryptiq, Nike, and Regence, I am also hoping to get in with Adidas for an hour or so.
  • Monday through Thursday (10/29-11/2) I am in Spokane retaking a bunch of exams that I am missing due to my travels – keep in mind I am a student first and foremost 😉
  • Thursday and Friday (11/8-9) I am in Seattle to meet with companies in the area (again) to plan the Seattle Trek, which takes place on 01/10-1 and to attend the Seattle Alumni Chapter Board Meeting.  Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, Ameriprise, Xversity, WaMu, Google, and Paccar are just a few of my meetings.
  • Thursday through Sunday (11/15-18) I am in San Fancsisco and San Jose meeting with companies and employers (incl. CNet.com CEO Neil Ash and Cisco Systems SVP Howard Churney) to plan the San Francisco Trek (03/19-21).
  • Tuesday (11/20) I am in Seattle to meet with Washington Mutual and a quick break over Thanksgiving.

Then, it looks like I may even have a life and stick around here for a while until mid December when I am off to

  • Seattle on 10/13 for another Board Meeting, and
  • 10/15 when I am going home to Hamburg, Germany for Christmas break

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October 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Live@edu update

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I was just going through my portfolio positions at TD Ameritrade and came across a newwire from Microsoft (MSFT).  This morning Microsoft annouced a series of new additions to the Live@edu offer (recall: this was the product I managed this summer).

Live@edu will be one of the first programs to integrate the new Office Live Workspace into its service lineup.  It appears like there are already several universities involved in an early adopter program, including: Ball State University, DeVry University, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Indiana University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Michigan State University, University of Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania, Rio Salado College of the Maricopa Community Colleges, University of Washington and Vanderbilt University.

Also, in addition to Office Live Workspace, Live@edu is also pushing the available storage space for all accounts to 5GB, up to 1 GB of password-protected online storage space, automatic e-mail reply, and IP address whitelisting, which keeps e-mail messages sent from university mail servers from getting caught in spam filters.

Since Live@edu launched in March 2005, more than 400 schools from more than 30 countries have chosen the Live@edu suite, including Bryant University, San Jose State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and William Carey University. The most recent school system to “go Live” is City University of New York (CUNY).  I wish I could take more credit for this, but the team of people working on thie project is absolutely fantastic!!

Busy times

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I have been back in Spokane now for two weeks, but swamped with all sorts of work.  Just went through mid-terms, but really that entailed about 3 exams per week for the past couple of weeks.  Also, I am flying to Seattle on Monday and Tuesday to meet with companies on some University business.  I am traveling for the Gonzaga Alumni Mentoring Program in order to plan the upcoming TREK program in the spring.  I am accompanied by Ken Johnson, who I will be introducing to many of my Microsoft connections.  Hopefully, he will be able to get Gonzaga students more closely connected to Seattle area employers.  I also called up contacts at Google, Ameriprise, Starbucks, Amazon, Washington Mutual, and more.  Looks like we have a busy two days of meetings ahead of us, but I will do my best to keep you all posted.



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October 13, 2007 at 5:08 pm