"The D’Amore-McKim School of Business has the most savvy and experienced professors in the business arena, which I still get in touch with today in my current job whenever I have any issue or question, even after graduation"
Q:When did you graduate from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and with what degree?
A:I graduated in May 2017 from the BSIB program with a Finance major and the MIM program.
Q:What’s your most interesting memory from your time at Northeastern?
A:It’s hard to choose one single memory from my time at NU, but if I had to choose a setting, I would choose my expat year in China as part of my BSIB and MIM program. I lived and visited incredible places that I wouldn’t have been able to experience if it wasn’t for Northeastern’s unique program in International Management.
Q:What is your current profession and what led you there?
A:I am a financial manager at a company called Defense Trading Solutions USA in Denver, Colorado. This is a defense contracting company that works with Homeland Security.
As an international student, I knew it would be hard to get a job in the US after graduation, which is why I decided to take advantage of the MIM PlusOne program offered by the School of Business. I got the job as a financial manager thanks to my previous working experience, both in Boston and abroad in China.
Q:How did D’Amore-McKim prepare you for this career in the global business world?
A:The D’Amore-McKim School of Business has the most savvy and experienced professors in the business arena, which I still get in touch with today in my current job whenever I have any issue or question, even after graduation. Moreover, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business student learns to tackle issues with a global mindset, not only in the classroom setting, but by living the experience in an actual business setting, both on a US-based Co-op, as well as an international one.
Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?
A:I would tell the prospective student to get involved as much as possible in the different student groups that the business school has to offer. From the Finance group to the Marketing group, the opportunity to participate and even manage other members as part of the group’s executive board can go a long way when applying for Co-ops and full-time jobs. But I think most importantly, I would recommend a prospective student to not settle for a Co-op in Boston or even the US. Go out there to another country and work in an environment that will get you out of your comfort zone. I promise you the personal and professional rewards will be worth it.
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"Getting to learn from professors from all over the world made the experience more diverse and getting expertise in different fields by sharing my work with international students fostered my interest in international management." — Daniel Ortiz Cobos, MIM'15
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