President, Solar Works Energy & Director of Sales, Affordable Solar
Executive MBA, Class of 2016
What are you currently doing (career-wise)?
I am the owner of Solar Works Energy, and the Director of Sales and Marketing at Affordable Solar.
Why did you decide to pursue an Executive MBA?
I knew that if I was going to compete at a high level in a competitive market I would need as much training and education as possible. I knew the information that I would get from an MBA would only help me professionally. I've always been a huge advocate of education so for me it was a no-brainer.
What did you take away from your MBA learning experience which has been most applicable to your career?
The most applicable thing take away from MBA has definitely been the ability to understand and compile financial statements. It's helped me break down the complexity of business and understand any businesses fundamentals.
What was the most surprising thing about the Executive MBA program?
The most surprising thing to me about the program was the amount of support available during the tough times to reach completion. I also built personal and business relationships in the program that will last a lifetime.
You are so busy, how did you fit classes into your schedule?
It was very challenging at times, however the Friday-Saturday schedule made it manageable.
What advice do you have for future students applying for the program?
Don't go through the motions. Identify some specific goals that you would like to accomplish by the end of the program that would make the time, energy, and money worth the effort. Then work tirelessly to achieve completion.