The decision to get my MBA was (what I thought would be) a natural progression from accounting to finance. I chose The Portland MBA program for two reasons: 1) its connection to the city I loved; and 2) its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
The first question someone asks when they learn I’m going to graduate school and working full time is: How do you do it? Good question. I’m now in my second year of school and just beginning to understand how.
I’m six months away from graduating, so naturally my anxiety over the job search is rising. It’s nice to think I’ll accept my diploma, walk off the stage, and immediately be surrounded by hiring managers in a bidding war for my exceptional talent. Yeah right. Let’s get real.
I remember my life before the Karl Miller Center. Waking up at 6:30 a.m. in order to be able to claim a window seat in the library.
A couple of years ago when I first started to consider graduate school, I imagined all people with MBAs as Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock. Read >
I sat down with my classmate Gayathiri Murugesan to get her take on life as an MBA student at Portland State. Read >
I grew up in a small town in northern Arizona. I went to college in a slightly larger town farther north in Arizona. That state was my home for the first 23 years of my life. But for the past three years I’ve lived in Oregon, the last four months of which were in Portland. How and why did I end up here? What attracts people from out of state to this part of the country? Read >