Alumni

Lifelong learning and success stems from great mentors, says MS-FIN alumnus Lendrick Robinson

Entrepreneur and W. P. Carey mentor Lendrick Robinson (MS-FIN ’16) believes that access to mentorship is a brilliant idea for students. Throughout his career, he has switched roles from mentee to mentor, and credits much of his success to many of his mentors and mentees in life.

The key to alumni success is connection to a strong community, says MBA alumnus Dave Yorita

Seattle-based enterprise software executive Dave Yorita (MBA ’84) focuses on guiding customers through their digital transformation to meet key strategic initiatives and outcomes.

W. P. Carey Cupids: A mutual interest in the German language led to love

Sometimes, students leave the W. P. Carey School with more than a top-rated education — they find a life partner, too. We call them W. P. Carey Cupids — couples who met at the W. P. Carey School of Business and are now making lives together.

Phil Calandra: A role model for giving time, talent, and treasure

Alum shares why he gives, crediting first-hand financial struggles, ASU President Michael Crow's vision for the future of higher education, and students' emergency needs.

33 Buckets: How alumni's passion for helping others became a thriving nonprofit

ASU alumni pour hard work and passion into a thriving nonprofit for sustainable access to clean water.

How one ASU alumni's startup is helping veterans

Michael Focareto III (BS Computer Information Systems '98, MS-ISM '09) founded Vet Tix as a way to say 'thank you' to fellow veterans.

ASU alumna and founder of the Pauline Foundation shares her start-up success

Pauline Nalumasi's (BS Accountancy '18) nonprofit provides skills training and scholarships to exploited women and children in Uganda and supports rural farmers.

Helens Hope Chest: How two ASU alumna built a non-profit to benefit foster children

ASU alumni pour hard work and passion into thriving nonprofit groups.

ASU alumna starts non-profit for entrepreneurs and businesses on the Hopi and Navajo reservations

Jessica Stago (BS Economics '01), a co-founder of Change Labs, works with businesspeople on Native American reservations, who often don't think of themselves as entrepreneurs.

Alumna uses fruit to offer dependable income opportunities in Ghana

Private donations and corporate partnerships helped make it possible for Ghana-born Freda Sarfo (MS-GL '19) to start Tropical Almond, which gives mothers reliable income, saves trees, and donates high-protein snacks to hungry children.