Having graduated from college with a BA in English Literature and Dance, and somehow finding myself in a career in sales, I had often toyed with the idea of going back to school to earn my MBA to ground some of the skills I’ve learned in practice in the classroom. Well, I finally bit the bullet and after a lot of research, a few application essays, and an interview, I found myself sitting in a lecture hall in Rochester at RIT’s Executive MBA orientation.
My name is Alan Jackson and I am a member of RIT’s Saunders College of Business Online Executive MBA Class 21. Our cohort attended orientation at RIT from August 10th through the 12th, 2016 in order to meet our new teammates face-to-face along with the great staff RIT has put together.
The value of an MBA degree can really be measured objectively or subjectively depending on your viewpoint, or personal experience if you already sport the credentials. We can talk about the quantitative side: return on investment, payback period, increased job opportunities etc. Or we can talk more qualitatively: expanded knowledge base, broadened views, better marketability, and improved leadership capabilities to name a few.
I’m over the moon to FINALLY be doing this!
My name is Jen Oloo. I currently live in Austin, Texas and hold the position of EVP, Client Service at Brandmuscle, a marketing technology firm. I’ve been with Brandmuscle for over 8 years and initially joined the organization as a Manager. I’m originally from a small beach community outside of Los Angeles.
Through my 15 years of experience in this field, I’ve often considered going back to school. 2015 is the year I’m making that happen. A busy travel schedule and two young children at home made it clear that online learning would be an ideal environment for me to earn a degree. Rocheser Institute of Technology stood out right from the gate, being named one of the top online programs by U.S. News & World Report, and is a well-recognized and respected university.
RIT’s Executive MBA admission process was a key differentiator for me. Their personal touch and comprehensive interview process was refreshing. These people obviously care a great deal about who will be included in their program. I felt that if accepted, I would be contributing to a cohort of like-minded, top-performing individuals.
I was right.
Sunday October 19th, 2014 11:35 PM
After spanning the globe for 15 hours in the air and traveling at speeds of over 700 MPH our Execuitve MBA cohort of 18 arrived in one of the world’s largest airports in Hong Kong. The group was a bit weary from the long trip but incredibly excited to be half way across the world in East Asia. We had just enough time to stretch out and make a few phone calls before getting ready for the last leg of our journey which would be touching down in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!
My name is Allison Cooper and I am one of the members of the RIT Online Executive MBA Class 17. From August 7-9, the cohort attended the residency program, which is designed to help us get acquainted with one another and with the rigors and rewards of the MBA program.