Expected Graduation: May 2013
Full-time MBA student; MBA Graduate Assistant
The best part of being a GA is the relationships an individual can build with a specific professor.
Previous Work Experience: Catawba County Government (Public Health)—Office Support Specialist
Interests: Local Government Health Care, Hospital Administration, Traveling, Shopping
Why are you in the MBA program?
I chose to enroll in the MBA program because I wanted to further my business career and build upon my accounting background. I liked that WCU had optional concentrations to expand upon the business foundation. Being that WCU’s program was offered in Asheville, I knew that I could take classes close to my home. I looked for programs with small class size and those that would lend me the opportunity to build relationships with my professors, fellow students, and business leaders in the community. I wish to pursue a career in the Asheville area; therefore, being able to network and pursue my education in the area I wanted to live and work was important to me.
What aspect(s) of the program are the most valuable to you?
Small class size affords valuable opportunities to build relationships with fellow students and professors. Being able to have in depth discussions allows for students to get to know each other and network with people they may not have been able to otherwise. Having small classes also allows the professors to create activities for classes that will enhance their knowledge of the topic and also allows them to bring in leaders from the community.
What has been the best part of being a GA?
The best part of being a GA is the relationships an individual can build with a specific professor. In my experience as a GA, I have been able to learn more about a topic I was interested in. Being a GA provides students with opportunities to learn outside of the classroom setting.