Through my cohort, international experience, events and guest speakers, Portland State University has introduced me to a lot of people I would not have met otherwise. Some of these people have helped me discover career possibilities that I did not know existed.
PSU offers many opportunities including internships, mentors and guest speakers from local companies that it helps to focus on establishing relationships within the local business community. This network has had the largest impact on my career path post-graduation.
The support from faculty, my cohort, my study abroad cohort, and my capstone team were integral to my success. The most important skills I learned were deeper emotional intelligence and a greater capacity for vulnerability. Being more vulnerable increased my confidence and risk tolerance, which are essential for entrepreneurship.
The decision to get my MBA was (what I thought would be) a natural progression from accounting to finance. I chose The Portland MBA program for two reasons: 1) its connection to the city I loved; and 2) its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.