Master’s in Marketing and Master’s in Business Analytics ’17
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Post-Daniels Experience: Consultant for Hitachi Consulting
Hobbies: Running half marathons, road biking, yoga, lifting, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, cooking, calligraphy and reading
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If you could tell your past-self one thing before you started grad school, what would it be?
Network, network, network. The alumni base is very strong in Denver. Start networking and getting your resume reviewed before starting the program. The program goes fast and you should be doing informational interviews right away to explore fields of interest so when graduation comes there is a job already lined up for you from the network you have created over the two years.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Stay strong. The days can be challenging, but take advantage of everything Daniels has to offer – student groups, professor and alumni relationship building, and learning! The growth potential is amazing!
What are some of your favorite things to do in or around Denver?
I love to enjoy a cup of coffee at Steam Espresso Bar, ride my bike ride on Cherry Creek Trail to Cherry Creek Reservoir, and run around Washington Park and Sloan’s Lake. I also like to go to concerts at Red Rocks, check out the Kombucha Taprooms and explore endless hiking trails in the mountains.
Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate degree?
I chose Daniels for the small class sizes, location, courses they offer and the amazing network base the alumni creates. Daniels has impactful values of ethical leadership and sustainability. The professors and student body I met prior to enrolling really took an interest in me and my goals. The Master’s in Marketing program at Daniels was very flexible and allowed me to create a program to my desired interest. I was able to focus on Marketing and Business Information and Analytics.
How did you get to know your classmates?
I took the time to get involved in different clubs/students groups and created study groups. The cohorts are so small, which allowed us to really connect and get to know each other on a personal level.
Tell us about the student groups you were involved in during your time at Daniels.
How did you manage work-life balance while taking classes?
Time management, I spent Sundays planning what my week would look like. I made sure to make time for early morning workouts and occasional coffees or dinner with friends.
Want to know more about Alyssa?
Check out this video where Alyssa and other Master’s in Marketing students share their experiences about the program.