Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming three MBA students from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to Lulu for a day of hands-on, out of the classroom learning. Elisa Lin, Caspar Xu and Zach Shapiro spent the day with us learning all about Lulu, how we’re structured and how the company is run day in and day out.
At Lulu, we’re passionate about serving the local community and helping to inspire the budding entrepreneurs in the area. So when UNC Kenan-Flagler asked us to participate in their program and open our doors for their students, we were thrilled to join in. UNC Kenan-Flagler has a reputation for knowing exactly what defines true business success and helping their students learn and put that understanding into practice. Elisa, Caspar and Zach will be a few of the exceptional leaders the school has shaped, that will go on to make a positive impact on the companies they lead and the communities they serve.
We sat Elisa, Caspar and Zach down with various members of our executive team and other key team members throughout the day to give them varying perspectives on Lulu, self-publishing and how we stay innovative in an ever-changing industry. At the end of the day, they shared their impressions of what they learned from us and identified opportunities they saw for the company based on the information they had.
In their own words:
“Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around. We really appreciated the exposure to so many different aspects of the company and the ability to meet everyone. We are impressed by Lulu’s driven culture and innovative business model. We have spoken with many nimble people, influenced by their persistence for customers and quality. Our biggest take away is always keep curiosity to serve customers better. The other lesson we have learned is to find a company which culture is a great fit is extremely important, because it can put you with others and achieve the goal together.”
Lulu looks forward to seeing what these three bright young minds will do once they graduate!
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