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“My team’s background and work experience forced us to divide and conquer challenging assignments that no one had a specialty in. That really required me to trust people. Not only was the coursework demanding, but juggling everyone else’s work schedules, travel schedules, and family commitments required us to be flexible.”
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Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2019
Industry:
Health Care/Management Consulting

Prior Education:

University of Florida
Pharm.D., 2010
Hometown:
Orlando, Florida
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I chose Fuqua because I knew I was going to get a quality education with high-achieving classmates. We had a wide range of ages in our class. I learned a lot from my classmates who have decades of experience, and at the same time felt the vigor and energy from the younger ones. I also loved the format of the program. I originally lived in Seattle, Washington, and the 3-day weekend once a month format was the best compromise in travel and for my work commitments.

Before Fuqua

I was an internal consultant for the pharmacy at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I leveraged analytics to improve pharmacy operations in safety, efficiency, and costs while meeting new regulations. I was also part of a team to build out two of the major electronic medical record systems for use by health care providers.

After Fuqua

During the program, I joined a health care management consulting firm. I use analytics and what I have learned at Fuqua to drive strategies for hospitals and health care organizations to improve margins, expand patient access, manage project initiatives, and ultimately change the health care community.

5 Tips for Navigating Your Career Progression as a Student

  1. If you start a new job, do it during a break between terms. It's overwhelming!
  2. Don't underestimate the time commitment required to prepare for interviews.
  3. Don't try to impress a hiring manager with MBA jargon.
  4. Use your Career Coach to think outside the box and keep them up to date on your journey.
  5. Attend company information sessions that you aren't interested in to confirm (or refute) what you want to pursue.

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
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Weekend Executive MBA

Chutima Janchean

Class of 2018
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Weekend Executive MBA

Jenny Hoang

Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Jonna Humphries-Valente

Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Ryne Collins

Class of 2018