On Thursday, May 5th, 2016, I graduated from the University of Miami with my Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance!
A little over two years ago, I was living in Atlanta when I made the decision to go back to school. There was a lot that went into this choice. Where did I want to end up? Did I really want to be a student again? And most importantly, was I ready to forego making money for full-time studying?
After much soul-searching – and a few tears, let’s be real! – I decided that I was willing to put my professional career on hold and pick up the books instead. I think that in the end, it’s been worth it.
That’s me in the middle! (With my friends: Kendra on the left and Kristina on the right)
I’ve learned a lot about myself along the way. (There’s really nothing like all-nighters and group work to help put things in perspective!) I traveled to Brazil, had a short stint in finance that helped reaffirm my love for marketing, and learned more about my community by becoming a part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami.
I went into this program with no expectations and left with so many memories. And I’ve gained a few friends who have been with me through some of my most amazing, proud, and even embarrassing moments in the last two years.
And of course I can’t forget about the family and friends that have been there since the beginning, through all of life’s ups and downs.
My lovely sisters and ladies of Daily Ellement
My day ones!