MBA Alumni Ambassadors
Edward Thompson ’06G
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Vice President in Treasury Sales for Palm Beach County (FL)
“My best memories were those involved in meeting the other students. Met a lot of great people who were starting their careers and were motivated to expand their knowledge base in certain topics. The PC MBA experience supported my career goals in that it allowed me to focus on the subjects that were important in my chosen industry. I was able to apply what I learned at PC to my current job. With such a diverse curriculum, I was able to delve into different subjects which helped determine what path I wanted my career to go down. I think the MBA was the best academic decision I have ever made. I was able to take classes at night in subjects that I was interested in. Since I was working for a company that offered tuition reimbursement, it really was an easy decision and I don’t see how anyone could pass up the opportunity.”
Richard N. Mona ’15G
Fidelity Investments, Education Consultant, Workplace Investing
“I was having trouble in my pre-requisite accounting class and kept missing my professors office hours, as we were both working professionals. One day I arrived on campus early and while walking through the hallway of Feinstein, I saw this very tall gentleman walking towards me. I introduced myself and he said “Hi, I am Pat Kelly, and I am an accounting professor here.” I thought to myself, WOW!-That’s ironic as it is my toughest class. I told him about my struggles and he said, “If you have time, I will help you right now.” I couldn’t believe it. We grabbed an abandoned classroom and helped me through my accounting struggles on the spot! We spent an hour together that day, and I will never forget his willingness to help. He also turned me on to the accounting tutors as well as the Career Education Center (where I met my friend Anne Lipsitz). At no other college would I find such a dedicated and willing team who are there to help.
The MBA experience made the difference in my career. I was in a very competitive interview process for my current role, and my experience and education gained through the Providence College MBA program differentiated me from the other candidates in the process. In addition, the support and preparation that the Career Education Center (at the time Anne Lipsitz) provided, readied me for the interview process. I had gone on several mock interview, re-evaluated my resume, improved my social media presence, as well as working on several intangible skills to increase my personal brand. The Providence College MBA Program had a direct correlation on my eighteen year career success at Fidelity.
The decision to get my MBA at PC was easy, as Fidelity has an extremely generous tuition reimbursement program. I had only wished that I had not waited so long in my career to go back to PC for my MBA. As I look back now with my experience, knowledge, and lifelong network I have obtained, it was one of the smartest choices I ever made!