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Avery Fann

Program: Evening
Graduation: MBA 2018
Organization/Current title: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc, Civil Engineer

Q: Why did you choose the NC State Jenkins MBA program for your graduate education?

A: I completed my undergrad at NC State. While vetting programs, the value of the NC State program made this decision easy.

Q: How did your experience in the program contribute to your professional achievements and successes?

A: The experience in the MBA program has positioned me to be a leader in my practice.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your time in the Jenkins MBA Program?

A: I enjoyed the collaboration amongst the students.

Q: What do you miss most now that you have graduated?

A: I miss learning new things.

Q: What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at NC State?

A: Some of the most impactful classes were TEC certification and Entrepreneurship.

Q: What advice do you have for prospective Jenkins MBA students?

A: My advice would be to dig in, immerse yourself.

Q: What advice would you give for prospective and current students who are interested in your industry/profession?

A: MBA + Engineering is a strong combination. Being able to speak the technical language and the business side will set you up for success.

Q: Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?

A: I am a Civil Engineer at a privately held company. I manage the business side of our small practice within the firm. I also serve as the workload and pro:tability person in our org.

Q: What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since graduation?

A: Starting a project management system for our fast paced practices.

Q: What are your goals and plans for the future?

A: Increase my sphere of influence across our firm, service my clients more efficiently, promote teamwork and continue to grow our firm.