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Monday
Jun292015

Jamie Hutson is going Solar this Summer

Jamie Hutson tracking the sun in Schenectady NY

Who: Jamie Hutson, ECLP Summer Associate in Power & Water.

School: Year one of a three year dual-degree program at Columbia University, which is a Master of International Affairs in Energy Management and an MBA.

Work Experience: Prior to grad school, I was an entrepreneur, having started and sold two companies. The most recent company I was involved in was a biodiesel feedstock provider where we took the company from 4 people to 80+ in 5 years and sold the business to a Private Equity firm that still operates it today.

My First Week at GE …

People often ask me: Why would you want to come to GE after being an entrepreneur? The answers, while both personal and professional, can be boiled down to scale. As an entrepreneur, you are constantly driving toward scale, to accomplish scale economies. While it’s exciting and rewarding in many ways, much of your time is spent dealing with the growing pains of the business, rather than actually growing the business.

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Tuesday
Jun162015

MBA Careers: Peer Networks Help Future Leaders Prosper At GE

ECLPs Chris Hermanas and Delroy Hector share their thoughts on networking, coaching, and growing into commerical leaders at General Electric …

 

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Friday
Jun052015

Sitting down with the CEO of GE Australia & New Zealand

Martin Kennedy (ECLP class of 2016) and Louis Tyrell sat down and chatted with Geoff Culbert, the CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand.

Here’s a bit of everything from the land down under:

From discussing Go-To karaoke songs to having courage when leading … Some fun, some insights, and a great discussion.

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Thursday
Jun042015

Taking a Ride on a Zip-line ... ASEAN ECLP Day

ECLPs hard at work and deep in discussion with GE senior leadersOn May 21st, ECLPs in ASEAN had a full day off-site workout with GE senior leaders Vishal Wanchoo (GE Officer), Rahul Gupta, Tatsuo Kinoshita, Hammad Hussain, and Nilesh Shah in Sentosa Island, Singapore. The event was organized by Fiona Yung (ASEAN Leadership Program HRM).

The day started out with a self-awareness session hosted by Fiona, followed by business updates especially related to ASEAN and the GGO organization, afterwards continued with by ECLPs giving recommendations on how to improve the program experience and recruiting talent in the emerging markets. In true spirit of being a ECLP, after lunch ECLPs had the chance to network with ECLP alums, business leaders and business HRMs located in Singapore and later on share their achievements with the leaders. The whole day was closed by a 450 m slide from 72 m above the ground all the way to Siloso Beach on a zip-line at the Megazip Adventure Park.

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Friday
May222015

Global Give Back 2015 - From China to the US ... ECLPs volunteer!

From Bejing …

For over 32 years, more than 78 million people have planted more than 189 million trees throughout Beijing, China. On April 4, 2015 Wei He (O&G, ECLP Class of 2016) and his family decided to join in on the fun by planting trees at a community event in Beijing.

From the U.S. …

Audrey Iriberri (Corporate Enterprise, ECLP Class of 2016) donated her hair to support cancer patients!

 

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Tuesday
May192015

Global Give Back 2015 - Aviation ECLPs help out at the Freestore Foodbank!

The Aviation ECLP’s volunteered at The Freestore Foodbank, which receives food donations and aims to stamp out hunger in the area. The team was able to support in several ways. During the event they arranged to spend some time working in whatever way the Freestore needed out help. But,also made a shopping trip ahead of their works shift to help stock the shelves.

“We showed up at the distribution center with a couple trunk loads of food to help the cause.” 

GE Aviation ECLPs ‘hard at work’ at the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati.

 

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Friday
May152015

Global Give Back 2015 - Power & Water dishes up Greek food at Hope Lodge!

Power & Water ECLPs come together for the 2015 Global Give BackECLP Andrew Collier from Power & Water (P&W) led a group of ECLPs from P&W on a community service activity at Hope Lodge in Philadelphia. Hope Lodge provides cancer patients and their family members a place to stay while undergoing cancer treatment in the Philadelphia area. The group cooked a Greek-themed dinner for approximately 70 guests at Hope Lodge. The group was met by an incredibly enthusiastic group who were eager to share powerful stories about different trials and tribulation from patients at the lodge. At one point, one gentleman came up to an ECLP during the night to express his gratitude for their service – his wife was undergoing cancer treatment and the gentleman himself professed that he was a terrible cook, so not only were they able to take his mind off of cooking, but they were also able to give him more time to take care of his wife.

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Wednesday
May132015

Global Give Back 2015: ECLPs volunteer worldwide

The Global Give Back Campaign, set to end on a furious pace on Sunday, May 17, continues to showcase the ECLP community’s desire to help the community and benefit those in need.  The following stories of volunteerism span 4 continents.  

One heartwarming story set aside the competition and came together as a cross-business to benefit children (although we DO take our competitions seriously)!

Another said “rubbish” to all of the competitive spirt and went for a dive (for charity, of course).

Anil Ince (HC) volunteered to do clean up the rubbish under water in TurkeyBe sure to stay tuned as ECLPs rush to give back for GGB 2015!

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Friday
May012015

From Lesotho, South Africa - GE ECLP Global Give Back

Global Give Back is an annual initiative within GEs Experienced Commercial Leadership Program that encourages program participants (ECLPs) to give back to their communities through monetary donations, and by volunteering their time to causes they believe in. Check out some interesting volunteer stories:

    

Tim Furey, Allison Hannon, and David Rottblatt visited the Hamali village in Lesotho in April, 2015. The village is located in the north-western part of the country, deep in a valley where most people support themselves with local agricultural trade and family farming. During this visit, the group worked with a local family to chop wood for cooking and heating, helped prepare food, and worked with local children. Check out some of the pictures from their visit!

 

Thursday
Apr162015

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT: Sales Process Simplification in India

A GE India strategic initiative - ECLP India Alum recognized in leading the way

The Business Problem:

GE India Commercial team recognized a critical need for Sales Process Simplification (SPS) across its industrial businesses, from Power & Water to Lighting & Healthcare. But there were a lack of central commercial resources to execute a solution for such a wide-scope business project.

ECLP India Alum: 

The ECLP India Alum team were reached out to for this business need & immediately stepped up to commit to the GE India Commercial Executive Council to lead this project. And the entire India ECLP Alum , in turn, backed them. As a result, a significant part of the India Alum worked tirelessly, aside from their day jobs, to deliver impact by supporting this key strategic initiative. The project benefitted immensely from the strong commercial acumen within the ECLP Alum community, at a critical time when the project seemed headed for delay.

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