What degree did you pursue and why?
I pursued a Master of Business Administration. Having a culinary degree along with a bachelor's degree in hospitality, I found myself in a food and beverage “corner” when it came to job opportunities. After getting the most out of my last job as a manager of a large high-end restaurant chain, I felt it was time for a change. Pursuing an MBA has opened up both my career and industry options.
Why did you choose the Belk College of Business over others?
I chose the Belk College of Business MBA program because of its reputation, location, and flexibility.
What activities are you involved in when not working/studying?
I am the social chair for the Graduate Business Association - an extra curricular group for graduate business students. I love to cook and my husband and I love to golf and travel.
What has been the best part of your academic experience so far?
The study abroad trip to Prague and Budapest. I travel a lot, but being able to experience different cultures in a learning/business setting was completely different and beneficial to my view of the world of business.
How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone considering a master’s program?
The graduate programs in the Belk College off the perfect way to balance a career and family life while furthering your education.