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.
Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.+ Read More
Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.+ Read More
"I guess I'm a man for all seasons," said Irving City Councilman Al Zapanta, who was elected to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 31. Zapanta has had, as he explained, three different, often overlapping careers: in the military, in the private sector, and in both federal and state government and politics.+ Read More