Thursday, March 25, 2010

Directions on How to Post to this Blog

I know there has been some confusion on how to post to the blog--here are some instructions to hopefully clarify any confusion.

In order to post a message to the blog there are two

1) You can be added as an administrator for the blog and have your own post on the main page.

-First, send an email to myself or Brian ( or and we will add you to the list of administrators.(If you plan on sending the link to others you think would like to leave a message for Mukesh, just put either of us on CC and we will automatically add whatever addresses are contained in the email). You should then receive an email confirming that you have been given administrative privileges.

-Next, follow the link to the site and sign in (located on the upper right corner of the page.) However, you do need a google account to log in (not really sure why you need this, but apparently that's how it works). If you don't have one, you can go to Google to create one. (Upper right hand corner of the Google page its says "sign in". Click here---under the sign- in box there is an option to create an account)

-After signing into the blog page, you should be brought to the "Dashboard page", there should be big blue button that says "new post" which should allow you to post. If you don't see this, try clicking "view blog", the option for a "new post" will be in the top right corner next to your login name and the sign out options.

2) This is perhaps by FAR the easier option(and what most people are now doing:

-Follow the link to the site. Under each of the posts on the main page there is an option to "comment". Some of the posts already have numerous comments and you will see "9 comments" and some do not have any. Any of the posts will work, just click on the "comment" button

-Type your message in the text box

-In the drop down box directly under the text box it says "Comment as"....pick anonymous if you do not have any of the accounts listed. (Just make sure you include your name at the end of your message in the text box)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Article in the Oakland Post

Please copy the link below to see the story about this blog detailed in the Oakland Post.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


You have to get well soon. Hong is not being teased enough. We're a team; I can't do it alone. Hong's starting to think reality isn't as twisted as we make it out to be!

Seriously. Before her view of the world normalizes.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thinking of you!

Dear Professor,

I can say without a doubt that you have been one of my favorite and most influential professors in my college career. I have had the honor of having you as a professor for multiple semesters where each time you have managed to bring a different level of learning to the classroom. You're passion for teaching, along with your brilliance has made me excited to learn and eager to know what you have to teach next! How you relate the classroom to the real world with the various examples and speakers has given me hope of prevailing and becoming successful after graduation in this down economy. Thank you for your wisdom and influence, you have taught me things that I will carry with me and reflect on throughout life.
I look forward to hearing news of your speedy and full recovery; until then, you will be missed in the classroom and around Elliot Hall.


Jessica Cercone

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sending you positive thoughts!

Hi Professor,

Just a quick note to tell you how missed your presence is. I am but one of the many students who have passed through your classroom door who have been forever transformed. Ideally, all professors would be able to claim such things, but in reality, few can. Your passion for teaching is evidenced by the way in which you interact with your students. It is a rare and special gift you give your students. You take the time to build relationships, and that is why you turn out such a fiercely loyal group of students. We are better prepared for the workforce due to your teaching, and better prepared for life in general because of the man you are.

Thank you for all of your time, and your efforts, including the time you still continue to give despite your illness. Selfishly, I miss having you in class and am disappointed that we couldn't complete this course as planned... but most of all, I eagerly await word of your full recovery.

You and your family are in my thoughts. Thank you, once again, for everything.

Raphaela Bielefeld

Thank you!

Professor Bhargava,

I'm so honored to have had you for multiple semesters. Your passion for marketing and your students were apparent with the first Marketing course I ever took at Oakland. It was an online class, but you managed to get more involved with us than most other professors I've had at Oakland.

I'd like to thank you so much for everything you've done to contribute to your student's successes...mainly my own. Without your letter of recommendation, I doubt I would have received last year's Adcraft scholarship or one of the SBA scholarships. Without those, I'm not sure where I would have been this year. You're part of the reason I'm able to attend school full time, have multiple internships and still have time to coach! I truly appreciate everything you've done for me...from recommendation letters to career and life advice. You truly get to know your students and make every attempt to have a profound impact on their lives.

I'd also like to thank you for opening my eyes to what a broad degree Marketing is. You've taught me that as Marketing majors we are fortunate because we have many opportunities in life. Bringing in speakers to our classes and opening our eyes to local professional organizations and businesses truly allowed us to think about our futures in a different way. You challenged us with every class to not just live for today, but plan for a bigger, better and brighter future.

I know you'll rebound and come back stronger than ever. Besides, you've always talked about how you hope all of us come back to your classes as speakers once we are successful...I can't do that without you!

Please know that you are deeply missed around Elliot Hall. I wish you all of the best and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. :)


Kaja Mitevska

Thinking of You


You are one of the most brilliant minds that I have had the honor to meet. Your genuine passion for helping students succeed is unrivaled. Your advice to "question everything" has truly shaped my mind to delve much deeper than just the surface of any issue that I may encounter. The number of former students that still return and volunteer to speak in your class is a testament to the lasting impression that you have made on all of us. We all miss you in the classroom--especially all the good jokes and great music--but even more than that, we just want you to make a quick recovery and to know that we are all thinking of you!


Sheri Profant

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wishing you well

Dear Professor Bhargava:

This is hoping for a speedy recovery for you. I can not even begin to explain how much you have affected my life and help mold me into the man I have become. Without your advice and guidance, I would not have excelled as much as I have in my academic career.

Your Humble Devoted Pupil,

Brian Nguyen