Full-Time MBA Program

MBA Ambassadors

Find out what made Terry the right match for these top students.

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Lauren Anderson

Class: 2017
Concentration: Marketing and Business Analytics
Pre-MBA Position + Employer:Nutritionist for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Why Terry?

I decided to attend the Terry MBA program because of the small class sizes, the value the program places on students with diverse career backgrounds, and the devotion that Terry College has towards its students. At Terry I am not just a number in a large class of MBA students. A small class size is beneficial because it allows me to develop closer relationships with my professors and classmates. In the process of applying to Terry, it became evident that the staff welcomes people with a variety of career experiences and values their contributions in the classroom. As a career changer, professional development is essential and the Career Management Center is thoroughly involved in helping students develop the skills needed to become successful in attaining internships and careers in the business field. These key attributes have made The University of Georgia MBA program the right fit for me.

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Ian Calhoun

Class: 2018
Concentration: Finance
Undergraduate School: Young Harris College
Previous Employer: United Community Bank
Title & Function: Commercial Credit Analyst
Most Recent Residence: Young Harris, Georgia
Additional Information: Hobbies: soccer, whitewater kayaking, water skiing

Why Terry?

I chose to attend the Terry Full-Time MBA program because it was the perfect way for me to determine what career fits me best and leverage my previous work experience and education to start working towards it. The JD/MBA program offered through the Terry College of Business and Georgia Law builds off my background in finance and fills in gaps in my experience and skillset while affording me the opportunity to tailor my studies to an extent that would not be possible without the joint program. On top of that, the staff in MBA Admissions and the Career Management Center continually exceed my expectations and validate my choice to enroll. The support, career advice, and networking opportunities that they have offered me so far is unparalleled. Overall, the JD/MBA program, career opportunities, supportive staff, and access to a large network of helpful alumni made Terry the ideal fit for me.

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Tony Caucci

Class: 2018
Concentration: Finance and Business Analytics
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Previous Employer: Spineology, US Army
Title & Function: Medical Device Sales, Infantry Captain
Most Recent Residence: Cleveland, Ohio
Additional Information: I enjoy hiking and volunteering. I am also known to travel quite a bit and enjoy local dining experiences.

Why Terry?

Terry was a natural choice for me during my MBA program search. I felt the smaller class size and diverse student population would maximize my experience in a full time program. I wanted to learn from the experiences of my peers in a close-knit setting and benefit from a more personal approach by the faculty. The program also benefits from having an extensive and loyal alumni network that I knew would be invaluable in my career search.

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Matt DeGenova

Class: 2017
Concentration: Operations Management and Entrepreneurship, Emphasis in Consulting
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Ecommerce Marketing – EvoShield, LLC

Why Terry?

I chose the Terry Full-Time MBA program because of its personal feel. The students are truly at the center for the decisions and opportunities of the program. The faculty and staff are responsive to the needs of the students, as evident in the ability to tailor your concentrations and classes to suit your desired career path. The unique development offerings were important in my decision: the International Residency program to study abroad to learn about differing cultures and business practices, the Leadership Fellows Program to accelerate leadership growth, and the Service Learning requirement which allows students to give back to the community that we call home during the program’s two years. Finally, Athens provides a small town feel with big time offerings – an incredible local food, music (check out a show at the Georgia Theatre!), and arts scene.

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Sagar Jain

Class: 2017
Concentration: Business Analytics, Finance, and Operations
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Senior Analyst (Accenture), Consultant (HCL Technologies)

Why Terry?

Terry's brand image and small class size made my decision very easy. Out of all the MBA programs I researched, the Terry MBA Program gave the best return on investment. With a wide variety of concentrations available to choose from and a strong emphasis on developing strong leadership skills, Terry facilitates the transformation of students into well-equipped leaders. Also, as an International Student, having a career services team committed to your professional success along with the huge UGA alumni network, tipped my decision in favor of Terry.

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Archana Kadambi

Class: 2017
Concentration: Business Analytics and Marketing
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Software Engineer, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd

Why Terry?

Hailing from a non-business background, I was looking for a school that provides for a holistic graduate experience intertwined with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and ideals. This, along with the personalized attention that one receives owing to the small class size made it easy for me to decide that I would join Terry. Being part of Terry’s network, where individuals have an incredible breadth of backgrounds, in turn provides a myriad of opportunities to lead, grow, and advance in your specific industries and functions.

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Aditi Kardekar

Class: 2018
Concentration: Business Analytics, Finance, Emphasis in Consulting
Undergraduate School: University of Mumbai
Previous Employer: Tata Consultancy Services
Title & Function: System Analyst
Most Recent Residence: Mumbai, India
Additional Information: Reading, Music

Why Terry?

Terry's Full-Time MBA offered me a lot of flexibility in terms of the course structure. This allowed me to customize my MBA to my specific needs. Terry has an ideal class size which ensures personalized attention to every student. The faculty and staff are personally involved and very supportive. The Career Management Center staff ensures that each candidate is provided the best resources available to help them realize their potential. The diversity in the class is amazing. With individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds you can learn so much more from your classmates. The program offers ample avenues for people to hone their leadership skills in a broad array of fields. Plus, the MBA program has a huge network of alumni that are very supportive and accessible.

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An Le

Class: 2018
Concentration: Finance, Consulting and Business Analytics
Undergraduate School: BA, Economics, Foreign Trade University
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Lead Analyst (TechcomCapital), Consultant (PwC)
Most Recent Residence: Hanoi, Vietnam
Additional Information: Asset Management, Corporate Governance, Contract Bridge, Tennis

Why Terry?

People are what matter most in business, and business school programs are no exception. That is why I looked for the culture fit when applying for MBA programs. I wanted to spend time shaping and preparing for my long-term career goals within an environment I enjoy. For me, Terry is the right school. It has a culture of honesty and integrity and offers me the support I need. Our MBA program is special and personal because it has thorough student-centric design and topnotch dedication from staff and faculty members. The school also provides me opportunities to deal with real business issues so I can apply lessons learned and gain relevant experience at the same time. Pursuing my MBA degree at Terry has truly been a transformative process in which my circle of competence enlarges every day, both inside and outside of classes.

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John-David Morris

Class: 2018
Concentration: Marketing and Business Analytics
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Previous Employer: Viscotec Automotive Products, LLC
Title & Function: Account Manager (North American Honda Business)
Most Recent Residence: Charlotte, NC
Additional Information: I am a huge North Carolina sports fan (Panthers, Hornets, and Hurricanes), love Nascar and Chelsea FC. In general, I am an unofficial and unapologetic spokesman for the state of North Carolina and all of its greatness.

Why Terry?

I chose Terry because of the friendliness and welcoming environment I had from meeting with Admissions staff in Charlotte and visiting on campus. The students were happy to share their first year experience and that really set my mind at ease. Also, during my first meeting with Admissions on campus, the staff mentioned the priority that Terry placed on integrity and community.

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Kate Rodman

Class: 2018
Concentration: Consulting and Human Resource Management
Undergraduate School: UGA
Previous Employer: Lewis James Professional
Title & Function: Recruiting Manager
Most Recent Residence: Atlanta, GA
Additional Information: UGA football, Yoga, Golf, Women in Business, rediscovering Athens’ killer music and food scene

Why Terry?

Terry was familiar to me having already completed my undergraduate degree from UGA, but it was not my only choice or option. I was looking for a program with an arduous curriculum and a strong alumni network. Terry provides the right mix of academics, leadership development, community engagement and fun.

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Steven Rounds

Class: 2017
Concentration: Business Analytics, Operations, and Healthcare Management
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Consultant/Project Lead at Pivotal Insight

Why Terry?

I first visited Terry while I was studying for the GMAT and thick into the MBA program search. I began to realize that Terry was the school for me during that visit, as I watched the Director of Admissions greet each 1st and 2nd year MBA student she passed in the hallway by name. The faculty at Terry are personally invested in the success of each student and beyond serving as instructors and career advisors, they act as mentors and friends. Benefiting from a small cohort size and UGA's commitment to diversity, Terry MBA students develop strong bonds with their colleagues, which encourages collaboration, open dialogue, and innovation inside the classroom. You are not a number at Terry; you are part of a powerful and growing network.

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Carmen Sullivan

Class: 2018
Concentration: Marketing and Healthcare
Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Previous Employer: Amigos de las Americas
Title & Function: Health, Safety, & Crisis Manager
Most Recent Residence:Houston, TX

Why Terry?

I chose Terry for the personalized approach and support for students in the program. I visited on Welcome Weekend and saw that the faculty and staff were always willing to hear you out and be flexible with the options that make the most sense for what you want out of your business degree. The small class sizes, concentration options, and the emphasis on developing yourself as a leader in the business world made it an easy choice. At Terry you know everyone’s name and they all know you by the end of week one and that’s invaluable to your experience as a student and to your future.

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Noah Winterer

Class: 2017
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Senior Associate – Brand Marketing, American Red Cross National Headquarters

Why Terry?

For me, deciding to attend Terry was an easy decision. Despite having other offers, Terry stood apart in several ways. First, I love the small class size at Terry. It's amazing how close our class has become and the personal attention from professors and faculty can't be beat. Second, the school is doing an excellent job investing resources into the program. Our new building is incredible and there are plans to build five more to create an impressive business learning community for the Terry College. Lastly, despite its small size Terry has an excellent network. Not only are the Terry alumni extremely loyal and supportive, but you get access to the entire UGA network.

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Yan Yang

Class: 2017
Concentration: Business Analytics, Operation management
Pre-MBA Position + Employer: Purchasing Director, Hohhot YiFengDao Real Estate Development Company

Why Terry?

I was attracted by Terry's flexible concentrations, which allow me to design my own portfolio for interdisciplinary studies. Also, the small class size ensures every student gets personalized support to succeed academically and in the job search. The most important thing is that we can access a huge network of Terry and UGA alumni.

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