Graduate Ambassador at Portland State University
Program: Master of Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
I graduated with a BA in Psychology 20 years ago from the University of Washington. I've worked for two privately held businesses in various roles since then, with a specialization in Human Resources the last 15-18 years. Last year I decided to leave Seattle and my job to pursue my MBA at PSU.
Review the course schedules and class types, explore the certification options, visit the campus, and talk to current and former students in the program. What was most helpful to me was visiting the campus and sitting in on a few classes.
I'm not sure quite yet. I may want to remain in the HR arena - or I may look at serving business and communities in another way altogether. That's one of the things I want to explore during my time at PSU.
My experience at PSU has been amazing. Every day I'm impressed with the way the school is run, from the communications from the President to the inclusion, diversity, and support they provide students. I'm especially pleased with the amount of 'soft skills' built into the MBA program. It truly is a rigorous program focusing on finance and strategy, but also self-awareness, leadership skills, and team-building.