Master of Science in Finance candidate and MBA alum Eric Hamilton shares his experience serving in the military, pivoting careers and developing as a leader.
Everything in The School of Business is about teams. Sometimes you will be in charge and sometimes you may not. The easiest way to fail as a leader is to not follow when you are being led. People remember when you help them to achieve their vision and pay it forward when it’s your turn.
The focus on applied learning helped solidify concepts that I had only previously learned about in lectures or books. The faculty here really helped me build the skills I needed to be able to communicate with my managers or peers who don’t come from a finance background.
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.