Student Experience

Choosing a city to launch your career and build your life in is kind of a big deal. Luckily, the city the W. P. Carey School calls home has been ranked 16th among the 25 best cities and neighborhoods for young people, No. 43 in Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live, the 12th most magnetizing city for millennials, and the 5th best college town in the United States.


If The Lego Movie taught us anything, it’s that everything is awesome; everything is cool when you’re part of a team. Students in the W. P. Carey Executive MBA program recently learned this firsthand in Professor Mohan Gopalakrishnan’s Operations and Supply Chain Management course.

W. P. Carey MBA alum Matt Meads discusses the reasons he chose to attend Arizona State University, including top rankings, affordability, and smaller class sizes. 

How hard could it be? You’re given 20 sticks of spaghetti, three feet of string and tape, and 18 minutes to crown a free-standing structure with one delicious marshmallow. Turns out, the Marshmallow Challenge isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Scott Gates is the vice president and general manager of Western Window Systems, an international window and door manufacturer based in Phoenix. A 2004 graduate of the W. P. Carey School and current Executive MBA student, this Sun Devil says donning maroon and gold for a second time was his obvious — and only — choice.