A Lesson in Going Back to School

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
By Victor Serna
GICS Area Development Manager, Chancellor University

Having been out of school for a few years, working in banking and as an entrepreneur leading an international company, I thought spending time getting my MBA was not necessary.  So this year I decided that I would apply myself and get my MBA done.

Like a lot of people, at first I was a little nervous to go back. It had been a long time since I had done something like this. I had to make some adjustments and put some things on hold to make room for my education plans. Even my time needed to be reorganized. I had to figure out how to manage time better at home.

But I am so elated I chose to pursue my MBA because all my professional and practical experiences are coming together and my classes provide me with the tools to shape me into a fantastic leader.  

As a stock broker and an entrepreneur I always had shortcomings. Our simulation class is forcing me to tackle these head on instead of hiring someone with those capabilities to do it for me. In our simulation environment we actually get to run an entire enterprise and shift leadership roles with real outcomes in our Profit and Loss reports.  

I have also been challenged to work with people from different backgrounds, cultures, personalities and professions. My class has helped me developed skills that I thought I had but never had a chance to exercise.  I am excited to learn more and can’t wait for my next class to start!
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AUTHOR: Victor Serna

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