The most important life lesson I learned here at Bowie State is to always keep your eye on the prize and stay determined and dedicated even when challenges arise. Being dedicated and determined to making my dreams come true helped me finish the Master of Business Administration program in just three semesters and at an early age.
I felt as if I were walking on clouds when I found out two days before Thanksgiving 2012 that I passed my master’s degree comprehensive thesis exam. It was the best news and most memorable experience in my academic career at Bowie State because it showed that all the months of preparation paid off. It ensured that I was graduating this semester.
I would say that the course I took this semester, Organizational Behavior, had by far the most impact on me because the professor was able to relate real-life experiences to the course from a high executive level and help us as students to learn from those experiences. It motivated me to continue to enhance my knowledge after graduation to translate that knowledge to the real world.
A key activity that was helpful in preparing me for future goals was my leadership role in team projects. These experiences helped me reflect on myself and realize that I had the ability to make others better around me and enhance their capabilities, which is why all my team projects were such a great success.
I plan to use my MBA to further advance my career and set a foundation that will allow me to become a good asset for an organization. I want to use this degree to become a leader that will embrace diversity, as well as find ways to make an organization become better each and every year. I also want to make an impact in the world that can impact individuals in a positive light.
I plan to work in the analyst/management/executive fields for the federal government in the DC metro area or for my previous company, The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida.