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MBA Puts Student on Path to Success

February 21, 2019

When Maya Smith was researching local MBA programs, she found Fisher’s philosophy of building skills in collaboration and personal relationships resonated well with her.

Maya Smith

“I really connected with this approach and looked at this program as more than just me receiving an MBA, but an opportunity to build my character and sharpen my skills as I strive for advancement in my career,” she recalled.

While in the program, Smith said the array of classes available meant she could take a deep dive into topics that sparked her interest. Through courses in lead innovation, social marketing, and creative and critical thinking, Smith was able to relate class material to her job.

“I was challenged to think of innovative ways to enhance the current state of my workplace, understand how the world is becoming more digital, and identify different bias as a way to more cohesively interact with others,” she explained.

A nine-year employee of Wegmans Foods Markets, Smith currently serves as a merchandising intern and is on a path to work within the Merchandising Department.

“I see myself as a future leader in the company and have goals of one day serving in more senior roles where an MBA is required,” she said. “Once I get to this level, I will have great work experience under my belt along with an education received from the Fisher MBA program to help me succeed in my future career endeavors.”