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EMC Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter

April 2011

Insights, updates and perspectives on entrepreneurship
2011 EMC EVENTS



Making A Powerful Presentation Workshop..This Wednesday!

You get one chance to make the best impression. Learn key skills and tips to deliver an awesome presentation. Don't miss this great workshop! Join us this Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00pm in Casa Real of the Aztec Center.


Graduating Next Year? Get a head start by applying today!

Through the Lavin Entrepreneur Program, you will be mentored, gain access to exclusive networking events, hear success stories of local entrepreneurs, and open doors to endless opportunities. Looking for 20 SDSU students from entire campus. Live the year of your life! '11-'12 Seniors are encouraged to APPLY. (Deadline is April 15th)


CEO of Costco on SDSU Campus, May 2nd... RSVP Today!

Jim Sinegal, CEO of Costco and SDSU Alum, will speak at the Aztec Athletic Center Auditorium on May 2nd at 4pm. Mr. Sinegal will share his experiences starting & growing Costco to over $76 billion! Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from one of SDSU's most successful alums! Seats are limited so RSVP Today.


Part-time Paid Positions in the Entrepreneurial Management Center

Work in a great center on SDSU's campus, network with an unbelievable group of people and have fun managing some of our entrepreneurial programs... all while getting paid. Positions available include: Marketing Specialists (2), Graphic Designer and Webmaster. Interested applicants should click here to learn more. (career webpage)


Alumni Spotlight

Jim Sinegal, SDSU '70

Jim Sinegal is the CEO and co-founder of Costco and San Diego State University alum. Jim's career in retail started in 1954 where he started as a bagger at FedMart and discovered his love for retailing. At FedMart, he worked his way up to executive vice president in charge of merchandising and operations. He was a vice president of merchandising for Builders Emporium 1977-1978, and an executive vice president for the Price Company 1978-1979. From 1979-1983 he worked with Sinegal/Chamberlain and Associates, a company which acted as a broker and sales representative for food and non-food products. Together with Seattle retailer Jeff Brotman, he co-founded Costco and from 1983 he has been President and CEO of Costco. His innovations made Costco the first warehouse club to include fresh food, eye-care clinics, pharmacies, and gas stations. Costco is currently the third largest retailer in the United States.

If you would like to hear about Jim's story firsthand, attend his lecture on May 2nd in the Aztec Athletic Center Auditorium at 4pm.

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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