Career Position:Program Coordinator for Upward Bound at the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Racine County, Inc.
What role did the College of Business, Economics, and Computing play in your success?
As a student, I was surrounded by professors who were experienced in the subjects they taught. This was helpful because they brought real world lessons into the classroom. We would receive theory and application, which I believe made me a more well rounded student and potential employee.
My professors challenged me as well as my peers to think outside the box. They encouraged us to find unique and nontraditional solutions to common questions often asked in the business world. They taught us to find our niche and exploit it while emphasizing the importance of being able to command business practices and policies from the prospective of all departments. They went out of their way to give us an education that reflected all the aspects of a business and not just our concentration or emphasis. This prepared me as a student graduating in the heart of a recession, because it afforded me the flexibility needed to gain employment despite the fact the available careers in my area of study were declining.
The professors in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing are passionate about what they teach and the students they influence. My professors believed in me and that did more for me than they could possible ever know, because it taught me to believe in myself and my abilities. That belief translated into me being the confident business minded individual that I am today.
AT A GLANCE:
Job: Program Coordinator for Upward Bound
Company: Opportunities Industrialization Center of Racine County, Inc.
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Story Status: Current
Publish date: 1/13/2011
Master of Business Administration
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