Category: "Career in Progress"

You are the Project Manager!

“You are the Project Manager, you take notes!”, said the technical architect, in front of client representatives during a critical project meeting.
“No, I haven’t opened the excel sheet”, was the response from another key technical team member after the project manager sent a risk register to validate its artifacts.
“I am at the office if you need me”, was yet another key team members response to a project manager’s request for a m

The Book of Life: how one MBA student at MIP Politecnico di Milano started on a new chapter

An extract from the catalogue of luxury Italian manufacturer Moleskine states: “Our notebooks are books to be written…”
The MBA students at MIP Politecnico di Milano could be described in a similar way. The first chapters in the story of their lives have been completed but there is a whole adventure yet to unfold – and it was, in fact, at Moleskine that one such student, Jaimie Kim, added another chapter to her life’s work.

Contribution: a keyword to your growth

I would say that one of the most important lessons I have learned so far in life is about contribution, but let’s go in order.
At the age of forty, I have worked in five different countries for enterprises with very diverse working cultures and extremely multicultural environments.

Women in leadership: a matter of figures

In Italy, women are increasingly finding their own place in the job market. As the Sole 24 Ore reported, female employment reached 48.8% in June 2017, the highest figure since ISTAT started its recordings. Even so, according to the latest data published on the 30% Club Italian Chapter website, whose aim is to promote a greater participation of women in leadership, men still occupy the majority of the middle-top management positions.

How to be an entrepreneur

I have always had the desire to become an entrepreneur. It was back in 2009 when I started to think about it. At the time, I was a younger engineer with a lot of dreams and expectations regarding my future and career.

Never stop growing: Interview with Roberto Marani

On the occasion of the Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremony at MIP Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Marani, CEO and Founder at Sorgente Group, Founder and Partner at Milky Way, tells his story.
Could you please introduce yourself, giving us a bit about your background and describing your current business?
Certainly. My name is Roberto Marani and I am 42 years old. In terms of education, my university degree was in Civil Engineering, but before that, I was a soldier.

How MIP’s MBA launched Vitale towards an entrepreneurial career in AI

Sometimes, not even a passion for innovation, lofty professional ambitions and extensive technical skills are enough when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur.
You need specific skills to make the step up to manager. As well as the obvious management skills, it’s vital that you have strategic vision and a clear grasp of economic issues.
Just ask Alessandro Vitale, a man with a passion for new technology who dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. In order to take his career to the next level, Vitale decided to undertake an MBA.

CMOs are now CEO material

It was back in 2012 that Harvard Business Review published an almost sacrilegious article under the title “Marketing is dead”.
The headline was a reaction to an adverse climate, both inside and outside companies.
From one side, consumers were beginning to become sceptical and selective when it came to corporate communications, condemning traditional advertising to death in the process.
From the other, CEOs were at their wits end with the demanding approach of CMOs, who were used to requesting economic resources without having to justify the investment or produce evidence of ROI.

A scholarship to MIP and an internship at IBM: Abhilash Rao Nagoji

Fortune favours the brave. But success always rewards the best.
These two sentences go a long way to summing up the experience of Abhilash Rao Nagoji, the young Indian professional who came to MIP in Milan to study on a full-time MBA course.
It was the chance of a lifetime for Abhilash, made possible after he received a prestigious scholarship.

Study abroad: Rosalia Campana, from Peru to MIP in Milan

Choosing to embark on a professional training programme can be a complex decision for future leaders who come to a crossroads in their lives. Selecting the right destination and the ideal Business School can seem nigh on impossible. However, it can be done. Things become much clearer if you seek out in-depth information, consider every single variable and contemplate the opportunities and negative aspects of every option on the table.

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