As my first semester at Suffolk University started, I knew I had made the right choice. My classes were engaging as well as challenging. The student body was diverse in nationality, experience, and age. The faculty were inspiring and approachable; I love that my professors have vast experiences both internationally and in the Boston area, and some have their own businesses. The administrative staff is always helpful and available. Because of all this, I fit in far faster than I’d expected.
I quickly became very involved at Suffolk. In June, I began a graduate fellowship at the Sawyer Business School, helping with strategy and marketing for the MBA programs. I became the VP of events of the Suffolk University Graduate Business Association (SUGBA) and the marketing coordinator of the Association of Latino Professionals For America.
Planning events and holding an e-board position were very rewarding. I’m most proud, however, of forming unique relationships on campus. Providing valuable input that helped shape the MBA curriculum was truly empowering. We launched a student blog to increase involvement and engagement, and proudly communicated their success. Being a student allowed me to voice my peers’ suggestions as the MBA team worked to effect change. Through my student organization involvement and constant communication with the e-board leaders, we could motivate each other to create amazing events. For example, SUGBA worked with the Division of Student Success and the Business School to host International Night last November, an event that showcased the food, traditions, and dances of over 20 countries.
I could not have developed these leadership skills elsewhere, and I am truly grateful for these opportunities that I will take with me in my future endeavors.