I would urge anyone not to be afraid to take chances. Be bold and step out of your comfort zone. The last five years of school have been some of the most turbulent in my life, yet I am grateful for the challenges along the way.
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.
Phil Patrick sees a bright future for current students in the tax field, especially those who are willing to work hard. “My advice would be to go ‘all in,’ especially with a grad school degree,” he says. “Don’t put school on the back burner. It is an important experience and should really be taken advantage of.