Jason Ossey
“The incredible people I met at Fuqua continue to act as a force multiplier in terms of my learning and growth.”
Technical Program Manager
Google

Cross Continent MBA*

Class of 2015
Industry:
Technology

Prior Education:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2008
Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality:
USA

*Now the Global Executive MBA program.

Reflections

The most meaningful experience of my program was during our residency in Istanbul, where one of my classmates organized an open cultural discussion for our class. Nearly everyone in the class attended even though the session was not required and took place during our limited free time. For hours we openly discussed challenging social issues, biases, and stereotypes. We created an extremely safe environment, allowing us to struggle with issues that created discomfort, yet provided significant insights. Given the current political chaos in Turkey today, our class’s conversation that night becomes even more meaningful in retrospect.

Before Fuqua

I worked for BWAY Corporation, the market leader in manufacturing metal and plastic rigid containers. I led a group of engineers whose job was to improve operational efficiencies and reduce infrastructure expenses in 24 North American manufacturing facilities.

After Fuqua

I transitioned to Google, where I deploy data centers around the globe. My focus is on supply chain, strategy, and operational improvements, which are the backbone of Google’s services and products.

 

5 Tips to Navigate a Career Transition

  1. Realize YOU own your journey. Advisors and services can help, but you are the one who will dedicate countless hours to case interviews, networking, and learning how to sell yourself.
  2. Get started the first day of school, because the 17 months will fly by.
  3. When Steve Dalton from the Career Management Center talks about his book, The 2-Hour Job Search, listen. His methodologies, tips, and tricks helped me land my job at Google.
  4. Once you start interviewing, the process will pick up speed quickly. Be sure you’re ready to embrace new opportunities before you dive in. Timing is everything!
  5. Enjoy the process and try to learn as much as you can about yourself.

Admissions Insight

What's Up with the *Asterisks*

Admissions staffer Dan McCleary in his office
Long story short—we evolved our portfolio to provide additional flexibility for students and recruit an even stronger mix of backgrounds, ages, experiences, and career stages.
Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%

Student Network


Rich Sexton Global Executive MBA

Rich Sexton

Class of 2016
Carolyn Hardy Global Executive MBA

Carolyn Hardy

Class of 2016
Lynn Coveyduck Global Executive MBA

Lynn Coveyduck

Class of 2014
Jason Ossey Global Executive MBA

Jason Ossey

Class of 2015