Diver Eggers named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII Team

May 22, 2012

Senior diver Elina Eggers was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII team for the third-consecutive season. With her first-team all-district honor, Eggers moves into contention to be named a national Capital One Academic All-American, an award she won in her junior season. 

Eggers earned one of the highest academic distinctions for a collegiate athlete, as a junior, when she was named to the Capital One Academic All-American first team in 2011. With a 3.96 GPA in economics, Eggers was one of only 15 athletes in the nation to earn the award among a pool of athletes across 13 Olympic sports. The diver was also acknowledged for her academic excellence by the Pac-12 Conference, which named her its Scholar Athlete of the Year for women's swimming and diving. Download Full Image

"She doesn't say a whole lot, but she doesn't have to," said head coach Mark Bradshaw. "She communicates through her actions, which is the kind of person you want in your program. Someone who is just going to come in no fuss, do what they're supposed to do, and is happy to do it. She does it with integrity and grace."

Eggers, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the most accomplished divers both academically and athletically in the history of Arizona State. A two-time Pac-12 Champion ('10, '12) on the 10-meter Platform, Eggers was the National Runner-up in the event at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships in 2011. 

While competing at Arizona State, Eggers set four new school records including two 1-meter springboard records, the 3-meter championship meet record and the record on platform during a championship meet. The senior also joins a long list of multiple NCAA All-American honorees under Bradshaw, with four career accolades including two this season.

"I think anyone who has watched her dive and watched her compete would have a tremendous amount of respect for what she's done," said Bradshaw. "She works as hard at her school as she does her diving.  It's not like I recruited her with all that in mind. She just happens to be an outstanding student, but that's part of her makeup too. Some people might go `Oh yeah, well she's just smart', but I know how hard she works at it."

Quick career pick-me-up: W. P. Carey School offers half-day leadership workshops

May 22, 2012

Want to learn key business skills without going back to school for a full degree? The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is unveiling brand new half-day leadership development workshops designed for exactly this purpose. The workshops – focused on concepts that immediately strengthen leadership capabilities – will make lessons taught at the highly ranked W. P. Carey School even more accessible to businesspeople and companies.

“As the economy recovers, we’re hearing from more companies that want to send managers, team and project leaders, those being promoted into management, and those without a lot of formal management education to get a crash course in certain areas,” says Robert Mittelstaedt, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “They want to beef up leadership skills and effectiveness in a short time frame, and this is a great solution. They also want to reward crucial employees who helped get them through the recession, to help advance their careers.” W. P. Carey School of Business Download Full Image

The new workshops will be run by some of the top faculty members who also teach in the school’s full-time and evening MBA programs, both ranked Top 30 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The four-hour workshops will be personal, limited to 50 or fewer students. They will also be very interactive, often including simulations, case studies and other strong student involvement, not just lectures.

“For example, participants in the class on effective negotiations will go through an actual role-playing process,” says Dawn Feldman, executive director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development at the W. P. Carey School of Business. “All of the classes are designed so students can immediately use their new skills on the job. They’re also aimed at helping to create a more effective and motivated group back in the workplace.”

The first five workshops will be held at ASU Research Park in south Tempe. They will each run on a Friday morning between July and November. Subjects include:

• Driving employee engagement – July 13
• Effective negotiations – Aug. 17
• Inspiration and motivation as leadership tools – Sept. 7
• Harvesting knowledge from frontline employees – Oct. 26
• Leading effective team processes – Nov. 9

Each workshop is $550 per person. However, discounts are available for groups, ASU alums and members of the Economic Club of Phoenix. For more information, call (480) 965-7579 or go to www.wpcarey.asu.edu/ldw.