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With her varied management and retail experience, she knew that joining a large corporate retailer would be a great next step in her career. Deciding to get her MBA gave her the skills and knowledge to take that next step.
I recently caught up with Amy to find out more about her experience in the MBA program, her job at Nike, and how she is spending her free time after graduation…
For Yulia, the MBA gave her the confidence that she could do anything and helped her move into positions and roles that would have otherwise taken years to achieve.
This year, she made another jump in her career and launched an e-commerce consulting firm, CommerceBrain.
With CommerceBrain, she brings her extensive experience in marketing and user experience to companies to enhance the shopping experience on a global level (click here for a video about CommerceBrain).
LinkedIn recently recognized Portland State University in a blog post about the million-plus LinkedIn members who have included the "Volunteer & Causes" section in their professional profile. LinkedIn pointed to PSU as among the top institutions for these LinkedIn "do-gooders" ("Top Colleges and Universities They Attend").
Volunteerism and fostering strong communities is definitely a focus among many of our MBA students. While in the program, they have numerous opportunities to get involved in events, organizations and resources focused on social innovation, social entrepreneurship and building community.
While Kylene's experience as a sales rep gave her a strong foundation in business fundamentals, she ultimately wanted to find a career that fueled her passion for food systems and sustainability.
To make this shift, she decided to pursue her MBA, knowing that the experience would give her a head start as she transitioned into a new industry.
The deadline for MBA students applying for the study abroad program in Nicaragua is fast approaching — Monday, April 8!
The program takes place in late August, and explores micro-finance, micro-enterprise, and micro-renewable technologies through travel to Managua, Nicaragua and surrounding areas. The program is led by Gregory Price (MBA '09), who has worked for many years in the renewable energy sector.
Are you ready to uplevel your career? Prospective students wanting to start their MBA in Fall 2013 have one month left to apply. The priority admission deadline is May 1, 2013 for this year's class of leaders and innovators.
MBA alum, Anita Ramachandran (’07) knew she wanted her work to have a direct impact on the world around her – and she has found that in her role as Partnerships Development Officer at Mercy Corps.
Many students who go back to school to earn their MBA are intent on making a specific career change. And some students, like 2012 MBA alum, Jason Kallingal, enter the program unsure of which industries or job positions they want to pursue. In Jason's case, he started the program simply knowing that he wanted to try something different — and have a significant impact on his community.
Before coming to PSU to pursue his MBA, Jason owned and managed Paccini's, an on-campus restaurant. As successful as the venture was, though, he knew he would ultimately outgrow his restaurant. So he decided to join the part-time MBA program to explore his options.
Out of all of the many networking events for Portland State MBA students, my personal favorite by far is Connect to Community. This laid back networking event is a great opportunity for current graduate business students to connect with other students, alumni, faculty and staff. Not only is this a fun way to meet new connections, but this event is always stocked with tasty snacks!
Have you been thinking about getting your MBA for some time now?
Did you start your application but you're still working on getting all your materials together?
Do you have some questions about the application process?
We're to help! Here are the answeres to some common questions about the application process and the MBA program...