Q IS FOR QUIZ!
Are you more tech-savvy than our social media intern? Try out this quiz from the New York Times and see if you can beat her score.
Here’s a few sample questions.
1. The correct sequence of the following social-media services by the year they began (oldest first) is:
A. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Foursquare
B. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare
C. Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, Twitter
D. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare
2. Who is the most followed person on Twitter?
A. Britney Spears
B. Ashton Kutcher
C. Ellen DeGeneres
D. Lady Gaga
3. Match the term with the phrase it most relates to: Mashup
B. Common knowledge
C. Common followers
D. URL shortener
E. Marriage of applications
R IS FOR RMBA!
The Residential MBA Program (RMBA) is now a few years old, but still remains one-of-a-kind. Students co-op three days a week, take classes two days a week, and live at the Flagship Enterprise. Here’s a few photos of life in the program.
S IS FOR SERVANTHOOD!
Meet Debester Parker, a 2010 MBA graduate and the general manager and founder of AFA International, LLC. Debester is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Servant Leadership Alumni Award.
Debester Parker has always seen himself an entrepreneur. Before his classes at Anderson University, he managed a sole proprietorship business in northern Indiana. As he advanced in his career, though, he acted upon his passion for international business, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“My understanding of the global marketplace, and Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing market economy drew my attention to international business,” said Debester. “I needed an understanding of business management from an entrepreneurial perspective, and Anderson University provided the right fit for me.”
After a semester at AU, Debester registered his business today, AFA International, in the state of Indiana as a limited liability company. Debester continued with the MBA Program, graduating in 2010 in the Indy Northwest cohort.
Today, Debester can still be found working at AFA International, which is an international marketing, business development and consulting firm. Its mission is to promote economic and infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa by building business relationships between the region and the rest of the world.
Some of the key roles Debester performs as the general manager and founder are making phone calls discussing business and political climate of a given Africa nation and writing marketing and business development proposals for clients, responding to his international clients’ needs and requests.
“I have clients and business associates in South Korea, Japan, the United States and across Africa,” said Debester. “Many days I am up late talking on the phone or on Skype discussing business with either someone in Seoul, Tokyo or Monrovia.”
Debester’s work earned him the 2011 Distinguished Servant Leader Alumni Award., as he shares his business skills and knowledge with clients across the globe—who often operate in underdeveloped economies.
“As a Christian, being a servant is a mandate,” said Debester. “I find fulfillment in serving others, because Jesus himself was the perfect example of what it means to be a servant leader. Servanthood is a lifestyle that is lived when no one is looking or expecting. A servant leader sees what others don’t—hope. It was an honor to be selected as the recipient.”