The Graduate Programs Office is preparing to welcome this years incoming class of students who will begin the MBA program in August. We are excited to gain a new group of fresh faces within the walls of the School of Management. We are sharing this excitement by posting short profiles throughout the summer introducing the incoming class. We hope you will take the time to get to know our newest UB MBA’s as we share some of their experiences and interests.
Hometown: Lancaster, New York
Graduated from: I received a bachelors degree in Accounting from UB in the Spring of 2014.
Why UB? I did my undergrad at UB and figured that it would be nice to just stay put and finish up my schooling without having to travel too far from home. Also because of UB’s reputation the world over makes it an easy and valuable point in job interviews.
Why an MBA? My main goal in obtaining my MBA is to be able to improve my marketability as a job candidate and because I always liked my general business classes more than my accounting courses, so the MBA was the clear choice when it came to my graduate degree.
Summer plans: I’ve spent this summer stuck at work for the most part. I work at Darien Lake Amusement Park in the finance department and at UB’s School of Dental Medicine as a paid continuation of my internship that I completed during the Spring. On my days off, I’ll just be relaxing or going to Darien Lake, since I get free admission for me and some free tickets for friends working there.
If you could learn anything: Whistling is at the top of my list at the moment. I cant seem to get the hang of it so a friend likes to torture me by whistling non-stop to rub it in my face.
Someone you’d like to meet: Henry Cavill, I’m a big Superman fan.
Someone you’d like to have as a mentor: If I could choose anyone to mentor me I would select Lionel Messi, the Argentinian soccer player. He is widely considered the greatest player of his generation and has achieved nothing but success despite his small stature due to growth deficiency as a child. Despite all of his accomplishments the thing that impresses me the most is his consistent humility as arguably the best soccer player to take the field. I would love to hear his insight on handling success in such a quiet and respectful manner.
A fun fact about you: I let my best friend talk me into getting a tattoo with her when I was 18, my mom wasn’t too thrilled when she eventually saw it.