- 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to get my MBA. I took the GMAT without studying, failed miserably and decided to put my business school dreams on hold for more life and career experiences.
- 4 years ago, I studied for the GMAT, took the test and did much better! I applied to and was accepted at the Rady School of Management.
- 2.5 years ago, I kissed my social life goodbye and started my business school journey while still continuing to work full time. By the middle of first quarter, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it through.
- TODAY, I will take part in the Inaugural FlexEvening MBA Commencement from the Rady School of Management.
A Long Road to Graduate from Business School
As you can see, this has been a very long process for me which makes this day so amazing. Thanks to my family, friends, and co-workers for their inspiration, friendship, encouragement, patience and support. Special thanks to my parents for showing me the value of education and hard work and to my husband for helping me stay calm while under pressure.
I have made friends for life and I have become a different and more confident person. I have discovered my passions and have expanded my network and relationships. Getting my MBA was one of the best and most challenging things that I could have done at this stage in my life and I am so happy that I did it.
If you dream of doing something like I did, don’t give up! It might take seven years but you can do it!
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