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“My coursework and my job complement one another in real-time; I’m a better employee because I can leverage my school learnings at work, and I’m a better student because my career and life help me focus on what matters most academically.”
Director of Professional Communications & Marketing
The College Board

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2019
Industry:
Education

Prior Education:

Columbia University School of the Arts
M.F.A., Theater Management & Producing, 2013
Columbia University
English, 2010
Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

My first team had millennials through Gen Xers representing four continents, with careers spanning non-profit, law, technology, family businesses, and financial services – we were diverse in every sense of the word. Together, we learned how to balance different working styles (both cultural and personal) and juggle across multiple time zones, all while managing a full class schedule along with our day jobs and personal responsibilities. By tackling our academic challenges together, we developed a rapport – and thanks to that, I now have close friends who I still go to for career (and life) advice.

Before Fuqua

I devise strategic communications and marketing plans that target K-12 counselor, teacher, and school administrator audiences across a variety of programs, including Advanced Placement, Pre-AP, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, and the College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

After Fuqua

I hope to leverage my MBA experience through public/private partnership work to help create a more sustainable and equitable path to educational advancement for students of diverse backgrounds.

5 Tips for Working in Teams

  1. Be the teammate that you’d like others to be: respectful, honest, dependable, and yes, fun!
  2. Embrace the novice mind and heed advice from your team experts. You’ll learn as much from them as you will in class, and you probably have something to teach them too.
  3. Set expectations and check-in regularly. It is so much easier to work across time zones and balance multiple priorities when the goals are clear.
  4. Celebrate your successes! Don’t simply move from one assignment to the next. Take a moment to acknowledge the group’s hard work and everyone’s contributions.
  5. Divide, conquer, collaborate, and trust. Nobody can tackle it all, and the whole point of working on a team is so that you can power through it together.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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