Hats off to the Graduate!
Carl has completed his MBA! We're excited to celebrate with him, and he's excited to share his experience with you!
Friday, December 18, 2015
December is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, and at JBU it's also a time to celebrate our graduates! They have tackled challenging material, worked on real-world projects both domestically and internationally, and taken their leadership to a whole new level. They have learned a lot, so we asked them to share some of their experiences with us.
Here is what Carl Heffner, a graduate from our MBA in International Business Program, had to say:
Why did you choose JBU?
JBU's cost and convenience were immediately appealing, but I ultimately chose JBU when I saw that it is ranked as well as other programs in the state.
What was your favorite class? Why?
My favorite class was International Business Practicum, because it allowed me to work on a relevant business project with real-world application. I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study Guatemalan culture and discover how Guatemalans live and the challenges they face. It was invaluable to learn how various companies in the same segment manage their businesses differently.
Did you have any particular experiences that challenged you academically, spiritually, or professionally?
In addition to my experience with International Business Practicum, Foundations of Leadership made a big impression on me. Instead of working on individual projects, our class took it upon ourselves to work as a team setting up a scholarship that we actually awarded. We made a positive difference in the life of our scholarship winner, Sarah Sanchez, and that is more valuable than anything I've learned from a textbook.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a student considering the Graduate Business Program at JBU?
"Enjoy it. Yes, it will be challenging. It will challenge the way you think about business. It will challenge how you think about solving problems, but you will be exposed to so much more than you have in your career thus far, and you will be better because of it."