Former Student Interview: Alex Vander Hoeven

I am very happy to share with you an interview conducted with a top former student of mine, Alex Vander Hoeven of Race Roster. I met Alex when he was an MBA student in my New Media Marketing class at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario Canada. Impressed by his passion for digital media as well as his entrepreneurial drive, I stayed in touch and have watched his business continue to prosper over the years. Ever since graduating with his MBA, Alex has graciously accepted my invitation to be a guest speaker in a number of my classes, always impressing my students with his experiences, insights and lessons learned.

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BACKGROUND: One of the benefits of having taught for a number of years is that I have ended up with many former students. All of them go on to do great/interesting things and I have been fortunate enough to have remained in touch with some of them. In this “former student interview” series, I feature their accomplishments and struggles so that others may be inspired or possibly even learn from their trials and tribulations. Ultimately, my favorite part of teaching has always been to watch others succeed as a result of my contribution, however small.