Maggie is a member of the Class of 2019. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Where are you currently working, and what is your role?
I am the Director of Community Outreach for Generator, a business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology in Burlington, Vermont.
Why did you choose to attend The Sustainable Innovation MBA program? What were you doing before?
I felt in my previous role before the program that I was stagnating. It was everything that I needed to be gaining experience, yet at the same time, I didn’t see a clear path into higher management roles.
What was your favorite part about the MBA program experience?
Learning more about myself through the process. Being that I switched career paths, I had to look at my experience and decide what problems I wanted to solve, not just deal with. Additionally, this program was ridiculously time-consuming. I probably wouldn’t do it again, but it really sharpened my organizational and prioritizing skills. I also enjoyed the team collaboration and getting to know talented individuals, and some are lifelong friends now.
How are you applying the tools/skills you learned in the program, post-MBA?
I’m finding I’m using the most material and knowledge from organizational behavior, complex systems, and being deliberate and strategic on growth and collaborations.
What would you tell someone who is considering The Sustainable Innovation MBA?
No matter what, you’ll get something out of this program that will be life altering.