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Melissa Plemen

Program: Professional Online MBA
Graduation: 2018
Current title/organization: Senior Director-Inside Sales and Marketing, Esko
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Q: Why did you choose the NC State Jenkins MBA program for your graduate education?

A: Online offering, highly ranked, flexibility of program

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

A: more well-rounded, see the “bigger picture” more so now, decisions are made thinking of overall business health instead of my department

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

A: Community, contact with professionals outside my area of expertise and in different industries

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

A: Do it! Decide what you really want to get out of a program (concentrations, real-life projects, etc.) and choose a program that fits that criteria.

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

A: Embrace it all! There are so many offerings and options… don’t be afraid to immerse yourself in the experience.