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“When I think about all the opportunities that I’ve been afforded in my life, many of them accrue from the opportunity and the experiences that I gained from the MSA/MBA program”

By marrying financial services with cutting-edge technology, fintech is meant to inspire the development of new companies by people and communities that have been shut out of the traditional financial system. But the industry is falling woefully short in creating opportunities for women, according to a global survey managed by Susanne Hannestad, a Northeastern graduate. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Whether flying or driving, Northeastern scholars Ravi Sarathy and Ryan Wang say travelers expect greater crowds this holiday season now that many COVID-19 precautions have been lifted. While the amount of traffic has returned to pre-pandemic levels, many airlines are scrambling to meet the demand. Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/Picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

The Dean’s Corner series provides a first-person, informative narrative of exciting and important happenings at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. In this installment from Interim Dean Emery Trahan, he gives his thanks to our community for their ongoing support.

“I’ve always liked business and I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mind. I wanted to expand my general business acumen and become more competitive in the job market. After researching what degrees best aligned with my goals, I realized that the MBA perfectly aligned with my ambitions.”

“That’s really what drew me to getting the dual degree, at the end of the day. I want both the well-rounded knowledge that pertains to business, but also the ability to dive deeper into finance.”

Corey Bober and Zack Smith are the co-founders of Jobble. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Michael Enright, a leading expert on global competitiveness and corporate strategy, and a Center for Emerging Markets Faculty Fellow, was named the first Pierre Choueiri Family Professor in Global Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

“Even though I earned a bachelor’s degree in international business, I found so much more to unearth at the graduate level.”

“Work consistently towards achieving the goals that you set for yourself. Sometimes you’ll feel lost, but you have to believe in yourself. You need to realize that if you’ve made it to Northeastern University, you definitely have what it takes to succeed in business.”