Alex Robb

Denver MBA (full-time) ‘ 18

Hometown: Denver, CO

Job Title: Senior Associate Veterinarian, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Ethos Veterinary Health

Dream Job: I would like to run a large, impactful healthcare organization.

Hobbies: Water polo (playing and coaching), wildlife photography, ice hockey and playing guitar

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What advice do you have for prospective students?

You will get out of the Denver MBA program what you put into it. You will be exposed to things that are challenging, uncomfortable, stressful and confusing. Embrace those feelings and try to get as much out of each experience as you can. The world is full of similar experiences and the MBA will prepare you well for when the stakes are highest.

What are some of your favorite things to do in or around Denver?

I really like the active and vibrant Denver community, along with its close proximity to the mountains. I also like to take in live music and professional sports, try new restaurants along with old favorites and spend time with great friends.

Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate degree?

I chose the University of Denver as it is well respected in the Denver area and offered an impressive program that also allowed me the flexibility to focus on healthcare.

What were you looking for in a business school?

I wanted an advanced education in business management to complement my veterinary degree.

Is there a particular professor or class at Daniels that really stands out?

Strategic Finance with Professors Ron Rizzuto and Randel Lewis was a fantastic course that emphasized the important relationship between business strategy and financial strategy. It was a very interesting, challenging and practical class.

If you did a global trip with Daniels, tell us the most memorable part of that experience.

My global trip was in Uganda and Rwanda as part of the Denver MBA Global Challenge curriculum. The most memorable part of that experience, from a business school perspective, was the opportunity to work in a foreign setting with different cultural norms, expectations and ways of doing business. I think that kind of experience would be beneficial for anyone.

Tell us about an “Ah-hah” moment where you put to use what you learned in the classroom.

One of the biggest early learnings for me was the thought that communication is most effectively delivered in the way that the receiver prefers to receive information, which may be completely different from what comes naturally to the deliverer. Once I had wrapped my head around this concept, I almost immediately found my communication with my team at work to be more effective and it allowed me to strengthen relationships with both direct reports and colleagues.

Want to know more about Alex?

Check out this video to learn how Alex applied what he learned in his MBA classes to his veterinary practice.