Chris Howell ’17 is currently working as a finance and investment consultant. He was interviewed by Isabel Russell, an undergraduate at UVM.
What have you been up to since graduation?
I’m currently working with mission-driven businesses who are raising investment money to fund expansion: structuring a Series A for a SaaS business, working with a farm to purchase additional land, and advising an equity crowdfunding platform.
Why did you choose to attend this MBA program?
I chose the UVM MBA program to deepen my Vermont network and broaden my business skill set.
What was your favorite part about the experience?
My favorite part of the experience was the people. The academic experience was top notch—thanks to the professors, staff, and classmates who worked hard to create a supportive and engaging learning environment.
How are you applying the tools/skills you learned in the program, post-MBA?
Working on diverse consulting projects after the program has allowed me to use the broad range of tools we learned—from organizational design to finance and venture capital.
What would you tell someone who is considering the Sustainable Innovation MBA?
Dive in. The program was an exceptionally challenging and immensely rewarding learning experience.