This post is by Sara Christenson, a first-year Full-time UST MBA student.
Business students are expected to join case competitions and hold many leadership positions to increase the marketability of their résumés. Employers are looking for more than the core classes when they hire an MBA–they want proven, driven leaders and people who can manage multiple projects and keep a team together. With organizations like Net Impact and First Book, UST MBA students are able to distinguish ourselves from the competition.
The Full-time UST MBA program offers students several ways of getting involved with the community, like participating in clubs and the Student Association. Although, during my first semester I didn’t become an active member, I collaborated in most of the activities planned by the International Club. This spring, when applications for board positions were opened, I decided to get more involved and help strengthen the current position of the club.
Six positions were available: President, Vice President, Internal Communication Officer, External Communications Officer, Financial Officer and General Board Member. Since I had the experience of managing the internal and external communications for the Rotaract Cacique Baruta Club of Rotary International at Venezuela, I felt the Internal Communications Officer position would be a good fit. At the same time, I encouraged my husband to run for President, which he did.