Julia Morris

Master’s in Marketing ‘ 18

Hometown: Rockford, IL

Pre-Daniels Experience: I came straight from undergrad through the Master’s Accelerated Admissions Process

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 my classroom. In undergrad, many of my classes were completely filled with people my age and of similar experience to me. In grad school, we have people who came straight out of undergrad, but also people who 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 have learned to work with a variety of people.