Denver MBA (full-time) ’20
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Pre-Daniels Experience: Special Forces Communications Sergeant United States Army 1st Special Forces Group (A)
Hobbies: Camping, lacrosse, and spending time with friends and family.
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What has surprised you the most about business school?
The genuine relationships that I have already created is the most pleasant surprise about attending the Daniels College of Business. The smaller class size has allowed me to create meaningful friendships with everyone. Classmates get together on a weekly basis to socialize and have fun, which is a nice balance to the busy school schedule. On top of that, the faculty genuinely want to see each student succeed and are fully vested in improving on a quarterly basis. MBA faculty know each student on a first-name basis and will help whenever they are asked.
What is your favorite thing about living in Denver?
The culture in Denver is uniquely relaxed, yet driven. That’s hard to find anywhere else. Denver has everything I could ever want, but the easy access to the mountains most certainly is the highlight.
Why did you want to pursue a graduate business degree?
A graduate business degree provides an excellent advantage when progressing a career, or in my case, pivoting to a new career. After completing my undergraduate degree, I spent five and a half years in the military. That time provided unparalleled experiences, but left me lacking when it came to practical business acumen. This degree will help to provide the most value for a company by combining my lessons learned from the military with effective business knowledge.
Why did you choose Daniels?
Daniels provides an excellent education focusing on experiential learning. The experiential portion of the program focuses on the key pillars of modern business: entrepreneurial thinking, positive social impact, corporate business practices, and international business. This sets myself and other students on a strong foundation to springboard into the next potion of our careers. Utilizing DU’s education and living in Colorado facilitates an unparalleled lifestyle.
How did you get to know your classmates?
An awesome ice-breaking weekend with classmates in the Rockies started this program out on the right foot.
How have you evolved as a leader during your time at Daniels?
Daniels provides many opportunities to grow as a leader. I’ve learned that leadership is not always a position or title. There are multiple group projects every quarter addressing a wide range of subjects. This allow each individual to step into different roles based on their personal strengths and specialized knowledge in certain areas. Classmates are extremely open to helping others grow and will support you in those growth positions if you ask for it.