Student Spotlight: Hillary Davis MBA ’19 Candidate
Many professionals don’t realize a Master of Business Administration degree can be particularly useful to their careers, even if they don’t have an undergraduate business background. For current William & Mary Online MBA student Hillary Davis, deciding to pursue her MBA was not something she could have predicted as an undergraduate student.
“My undergrad is in criminal justice, and I don’t work in criminal justice,” Hillary said, “so I wanted to get the education behind what I’m doing in my job, and my goal is to continue to move up in the organization, because I really enjoy working where I do.”
Though the decision to pursue her MBA may have been an unforeseen career goal, Hillary was already familiar with the online student experience and knew the unique advantages an online degree program can offer.
“I actually did my undergrad online, the whole four years, so I am kind of really familiar with how the process all works, but this one’s definitely been a lot more organized and better than my last online program, and I’ve really enjoyed it,” she said. “I’ve really created this bond with other students, and I think it will help as I continue in the program.”
In our video below, you can hear more about Hillary’s previous experience studying online and how her W&M experience is helping to advance her career.
My name is Hillary Davis and I work for Outtake Industries. I chose to start my MBA because my undergrad is in criminal justice and I don't work in criminal justice. So I wanted to get the education behind what I'm currently doing in my job. And my goal is to continue to move up in the organization because I really enjoy working where I do.
I actually did my undergrad online the whole four years. So I'm kind of really familiar with how the process whole works, but this one's definitely been a lot more organized and better than my last undergrad program, but I've really enjoyed it. The only mindset I've changed from being online is just the mindset I've gotten from my fellow students and what they do, and like my future goals and what I plan to do. I really created this bond with other students, and I think that will help as I go continue through on the program.
Learn more about the collaborative nature of the W&M Online MBA from another current Online MBA student here.