Master’s in Marketing ’14
Hometown: Houston, TX
Current Job Title: Account Manager at Cactus Communications
Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, volunteering, gaming and puzzles
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What advice do you have for prospective students?
Take advantage of as many of the learning and career tools that Daniels provides as you can. They have everything you need to come out of school prepared for success, and it’s up to you to make the most of it!
If you could tell your past-self one thing before you started grad school, what would it be?
Invest more time into the connections you make in grad school. The people you meet are entering the same job market you are after graduation and they will be a great network to rely on for opportunity and inspiration.
What are some of your favorite things to do in or around Denver?
My favorite thing about living in Denver is the opportunities it provides in both my professional and personal lives. There are so many different industries to pursue careers in here, and there is always something to do no matter your lifestyle. I love exploring all of the different hiking trails, playing sports in leagues from recreational to competitive, and checking out the local restaurants and breweries.
Is there a particular class at Daniels that really stands out?
My favorite classes at Daniels were with Dr. Bacon. My analytic and problem-solving processes really aligned with his, which made learning from him in class fascinating. Dr. Bacon showed us how to use complex data to interpret marketing problems and consumer behavior.
Tell us about the Daniels classroom experience
A Daniels class isn’t a place to stay quiet and keep to yourself. Some classes are smaller than others, but dialogue is always encouraged so we can use our different perspectives to learn how to take on real-world business problems large and small.
How did you get to know your classmates?
One thing that I really liked to do was schedule time with my classmates, and other friends I had made at Daniels, to get together outside of class and work on assignments. We may have been in different classes, but it let us bounce new ideas off of each other and view problems from a different perspective, and made class work feel more social. We were all very passionate about our degrees and classes, so we were never short on conversation!
How have you evolved as a leader during your time at Daniels?
The unique thing about business grad programs is that many people you are in class with already have business experience. Participating in group projects in my Daniels classes allowed me to learn from classmates who already had leadership experience, as well as the chance to be a project leader to people who had more experience than me. It gave me confidence to act as a leader in situations where I might not be the most experienced.
How has Daniels prepared you to be market-ready?
The professors at Daniels were fantastic about bringing real-world experience into the classroom by sharing lessons they learned in their careers or offering projects where we were working with a real client through the class.