Graduate Ambassador at Portland State University
Program: Master of Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
I chose PSU over other programs for its rigorous curriculum and devoted program staff. I have not been disappointed. My cohort is full of excellent human beings with whom I am very lucky to be able to know.
I want to have a wonderful, happy family, and a challenging, purposeful job that I enjoy. I want to have a flexible work-life balance and be financially secure.
Think deeply about what you really want in your life. Think about what you want to do, not just what you want to be. As a part-time student, working full time, it's not easy to keep all the balls in the air. Having a solid purpose is one thing that keeps you going.
A lifelong resident of Oregon, I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a Bachelor's in Sociology. So, naturally, I became an Information Technology Professional. After 7 years in the field I yearned for "something more". One of my strengths had always been my ability to bridge the gap between the business units and IT, so I decided to lean into that and strengthen my business acumen.