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Tamara Stephenson

Program: Online
Graduation: 2019
Current title/organization: Co-Founder, Jog For Good Foundation

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

A: Proximity and online class availability

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

A:  I didn’t have much of a business acumen given that my undergrad degree was in Chemistry. However, I learned a great deal during my time in the program including how to ask for what I’m worth in a business setting.

Q: What did you enjoy most about your time in the Jenkins MBA program?

A: The professors are really great and care about the students success.

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

A: Getting to meet other students.

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

A: My favorite class was the study abroad in Germany. It was great getting to visit different companies and experiencing a new culture.

Q: What are your lasting impressions of the Jenkins MBA program?

A: The professors make the program great. You can tell they’re passionate about what they teach.

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

A: Take a deep breath and don’t procrastinate.

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

A: I am currently co-founder and operator of my own non-profit, Jog For Good Foundation. We are working to address racial bias and its negative impact on racial inequity by training organizations and educational institutions on implicit bias, how to identify it, and implement a strategy to greatly reduce it.