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Fall 2012

Three Huntsman Students Follow Different Paths To the MBA Program

The Huntsman MBA program includes many unique students, all in various stages and circumstances in their lives. When they graduate, many students land full-time jobs because of opportunities given to them through the MBA program. Here are three short examples, demonstrating that a less traditional road can lead successfully to an MBA.

Family Man

In 2010, Bryce Huff quit his post-college bank job of five years, sold his home, and set out to further his education by attending the Huntsman MBA program. Married and with three children, Bryce was very involved at school. He became the account manager for The Agency, an internal, student-run marketing group. Through the Entrepreneurship Club he met the owner of Med Quest Pharmacy in north Salt Lake who offered him a position there.

International Road

Samuel Mosquea came with a group of 100 students from the Dominican Republic in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering in 2011 and immediately started his MBA at the Huntsman School. He attended the National Society of Hispanic MBAs’ conference in Anaheim. Networking there led him to a position at Ernst & Young in Austin, Texas.

Single Mom

After getting a divorce her senior year at USU, Melinda Ryan became a single mom who needed to care for her son on her own. When she showed interest in earning an MBA at the Huntsman School, Dave Patel, assistant dean, worked to offer Melinda a full-time job with benefits and half tuition, so that she would be able to attend the MBA program here. When fall came Melinda was working close to 50 hours a week, and her son was starting kindergarten. She networked with several companies and started a job she enjoys in Seattle, as a consequence.