How did your education at Chaminade contribute to your professional success?
The leadership knowledge I gained through the MBA program has been invaluable in my career, and it has led to several growth opportunities. The Executive-style program worked well with my busy work schedule, so well that I recognized that I could handle far more than I thought. After this experience, I was more confident in my abilities, and sought greater opportunities and more challenging assignments in my career.
Can you recall a specific moment or experience during your time that had a significant impact on you, either academically or socially?
Our cohort traveled to New Zealand for the International Finance course. This was such a fantastic experience. The trip brought the cohort members closer, and created what I’m sure will be a few lifelong friendships. We made some valuable contacts along the way, and had the opportunity to experience New Zealand Parliament, the Stock Exchange and the tourism industry from a unique perspective.
How did your Chaminade education shape your perspective and personal growth?
There was such a great diversity of backgrounds in my MBA program that I realized, this knowledge applies to a large variety of career paths—far more than I had previously considered. I feel confident that I will never be without career opportunities.
How have you continued to invest in your professional development since graduating?
After completing my MBA, I was excited to find the next step, which is to apply to a doctoral program. I’ve realized there does not need to be a definitive end to education, it is a lifelong journey!
“Her confidence wasn’t in her existing knowledge, but in her ability to learn.” -Adam Grant
How has your education influenced your personal goals and achievements?
This program and a few of my peers encouraged me to really assess my career goals. I have completely re-routed my career path. The traditional “corporate path” that was laid out in front of me is not the only option, I now have the knowledge and foresight to see more creative opportunities on the horizon.