I don't believe you should ever stop learning. As professionals, I think we should always strive to continue growing and evolving in our craft. That's what getting my MBA means to me.
The world of business information touches every single one of us. Today, everything we interact with is a business model and being able to interpret that data is becoming increasingly important for companies. I wanted to be a part of this new world that's changing how we see data because I am fascinated by the endless possibilities it affords us.
I currently work for a start up company named Viscosity North America. The company is filled with very talented people but they need help with the business side of the company. There have been several occasions when I've learned something in the classroom one evening then immediately applied what I've learned at work the very next day.
I find myself benefiting more from live interaction with my professors and classmates. At UD, the professors are very enthusiastic about their fields so they enjoy and even encourage in depth classroom discussions. It leads to deep connections not only with the concepts you're learning but in personal networking relationships once class is over.
UD gave me the opportunity to show that test scores do not define me. Since the University of Dallas does not require GMAT scores, they considered what I could bring to the classroom based on my work experience, my education and the business knowledge I possess. UD understood that my worth as a student should be based on a holistic view of who I am as a professional.
In the current COVID-19 crisis, the love of Danny Fitzpatrick, BA '13, for Italy, appreciation for his time there, and a creative collaboration with sculptor Tim Schmalz have led to a specific way of rendering aid to the country beloved by so many UD alumni and one-time Romers.+ Read More
Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.+ Read More
In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.+ Read More