Q:What are you studying at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and when do you plan to graduate?
A: I am earning a Graduate Certificate in Leading People and Organizations while concurrently working on a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. I plan to graduate in Spring 2018.
Q: What skills are you building at D’Amore-McKim that you will use in your future career?
A: I have had the opportunity to take courses with a very diverse group of people. My career path is slightly different than the typical MBA student and I appreciate the business mindset and skills that are taught in this certificate. Systems thinking is a topic and skill that I have appreciated learning about as it is very relevant in higher education, and any field, that has multiple moving parts that need to work towards a common goal.
Q: Why did you choose D’Amore-McKim?
A: I was impressed with Northeastern University as a university entirely and considered the highly regarded Master of Business Administration program. Although I ultimately chose to pursue a Master of Education, I was very happy to find out that I could also pursue a graduate certificate comprised of coursework offered to graduate business students. This certificate compliments my M.Ed coursework well and I have the opportunity to gain the leadership and human capital skills necessary for an administrator role within a higher education setting.
Q: What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?
A: Seize the opportunity! You will be among impressive peers and even more impressive faculty. The professors genuinely care to teach the material and your peers will serve as another diverse wealth of knowledge. The work is challenging, but worth it. Northeastern is a very respected school and D’Amore-McKim Business School is even more highly regarded itself. Start now, you won’t regret it!
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: In 5 to 10 years I hope to be working in a director level position within a university, working with a student veteran population, and making positive impacts on transfer credit policies.