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.
My position at the School of Business has opened doors and allowed me to shake hands with people I maybe never would have met. Most recently, the door was to Jama Software, and the hand I was shaking was Scott Roth’s, CEO of Jama and one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Scott welcomed me into his office and we had a great conversation: Read >