Julia Morris

Master’s in Marketing ‘ 18

Hometown: Rockford, IL

Pre-Daniels Experience: I came straight from undergrad at the University of Denver and took advantage of the Master’s Accelerated Admissions Process (MAAP) offered by the Daniels College of Business.

Hobbies: Reading, traveling and being outdoors

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What advice do you have for prospective students?

Don’t be afraid of having little experience in the field you are going to school for. You will not be the only one and you will learn.

How do you manage work-life balance while taking classes?

Time management and making myself do what needs to be done, rather than what I want to do.

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

My favorite thing about Denver is that is has the opportunities of a city with the charm of a small town. I like to go out to eat, get up to the mountains, walk around downtown, check out local farmers markets, and tour local sites like Red Rocks and the state capitol.

What surprised you the most about business school?

I was most surprised at the differences between grad and undergrad. I knew expectations would be higher and that many of my tests would be replaced with projects, but I was still surprised about how my school workload felt. I was also surprised to see the diversity of experience in the classroom. In undergrad, many of my classes were filled with people my age and of similar experience to me. In grad school, you’re in class with people from a variety of backgrounds who may have worked for many years and are looking to make a career switch.

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

One experience that stands out was a quarter-long research project for Comcast Technology Solutions. We had to figure out how to integrate artificial intelligence into the millennial customer experience. As a class finalist, my team presented our research to Comcast Technology Solutions in downtown Denver.

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

Through group projects, I learned to work with a variety of people. The Daniels Career Services team worked with me on my resume and helped me develop my interview skills. There were also many opportunities to network and meet professionals from different industries.