California-based executive Darin Pastor has 20 years of professional experience in the sales and finance industries. Prior to assuming his role as the chairman and CEO of Capstone Financial Group, Inc., Darin Pastor earned his MBA from the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) in London.
The ULMS presents its alumni with many options for staying involved with the University after graduation. One of the most impactful ways that graduates can give back to their alma mater is by volunteering as a guest speaker. The ULMS frequently features its successful MBAs as guest speakers to talk to current undergraduates about a business topic of the speaker’s choosing.
Another useful way that graduates can help the ULMS is by participating in its mentoring program. MBAs can dedicate a few hours every month to answering students’ questions and helping them develop real world business skills through thoughtful advice. The undergraduates themselves can give back to the businesses of alumni through the MBA placements program, which pairs the school’s best-performing MBA students with alumni companies. The students then bring useful or modern skills to firms that seek new business strategies, but lack the resources to pay for them.