Deborah Finestone

Master’s in Marketing ’17

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Current Job Title: I work in the CPG industry as an Associate Manager (Analytics) for Danone North America.

Hobbies: Running, skiing, traveling and sports

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Go into graduate school with an open mind and jump in with both feet. You’ll get out of the program what you put into it; getting involved on campus and meeting new people will help expand your network, and will help you learn more about what area of business you want to pursue post-graduation.

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

My favorite thing about living in Denver is that there are many activities to do year-round: hiking, skiing, farmers markets, as well as tons of sporting events. I also love wandering around the Highlands, which is right outside downtown Denver and checking out the restaurants and shops.

What were you looking for in a business school?

I wanted to gain more experience in the marketing industry before beginning my career, and felt that a Master of Science in Marketing would be a great program to jump-start my career.

Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate degree?

I chose Daniels because of the opportunity to work with live clients throughout the program.

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

My favorite class was Marketing Research and Analytics. It was one of the first classes in our program, and we got an immediate deep-dive into the world of research. We did everything from interviews, surveys and data analysis, and this class played a big role in shaping what I wanted to do for my career.

How have you evolved as a leader during your time at Daniels?

I evolved as a leader by finding my voice throughout the program. In our classes, we were always encouraged to speak up and participate, and I learned that meaningful conversations happen when everyone shares their thoughts and ideas. I also learned how to bring other people into the conversation, so everyone felt that their voice could be heard.

Want to know more about Deborah?

Check out this blog post where Deborah talks about how she landed her dream job after finishing the Master’s in Marketing program.