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Paul Frangoulis

Partner at IBM

Business Management and Economics.

Graduated in 1980

Explain your career path

Recently promoted to Partner at IBM.

What was your major at Southeast and what led you to that?

Business Management and Economics.

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

Family chose

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

Head of Econ department

Share your best college memory.

Living in Towers West. 9th floor my Sophmore year

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

How to work hard and have fun

Describe Southeast in three words.


What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Advising sr executives at clients like Cisco, Apple and General Motors while leading an IBM consulting practice focuse in AI

How did your education at Southeast prepare you for what you are doing today?

Good solid business foundation and desire to learn

What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?

Prepare yourself for life time learning. Practice practice interpersonal skills. Learn to be likable.

What do you wish you had known before graduating and entering the "real world"?

That I’m not always right.


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