Current students and alumni from The Bill Munday School of Business share lessons learned from career experiences and opportunities they benefitted from during their time at St. Edward's University.
Danielle Samuel '12
Engaging a Community
"I believe once you love what you do, it will feel like you are expressing and learning about another part of yourself that only gets better with time and more experience."
Polina Anastassieva '14, MBA '20
Sharing a Different Perspective
"The only thing that I wish for the reader to get out of reading my book is that anything is possible in this world as long as one believes in himself."
Josh De Freitas '18
Finding Career Mentors
"I think people at the end of the day just go straight home and don’t worry what campus has to offer. Being a part of [a student organization], you get really close to people."
Erika Ortiz '16
Investing in Community Impact
"What really helped me the most was this state of mind that I put myself in – just trust the process. Go with the flow, do your best in whatever they ask of you, and if you see more room to grow, just go for it."
Dani Barcellona '16, MACT '17
Taking the Road Less Traveled
"Anytime I had doubts about how I was doing in class or what I wanted to do in life, or even some abstract idea that I wanted to discuss with someone, I could always turn to my professors for advice."
Nancy Ye, MACT '18
Thriving on Change
"I was working in Japan – I had a really good salary, I had a really good apartment. It was a really comfortable life. I just decided to give it all up, get into a new environment and try new things."
Justin Lim '18
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
"The one thing that sets you apart is your resilience – how hard you want to work for it – and your enthusiasm. And so, if you never give up, never stop hustling, that will set you apart more than anything else."
Saleh Al Zayani '14
"I learned a lot of valuable lessons from different professors at the university. One of the most important things is that a key to measuring a successful business is for the business to sustain profitability."
Zachary Riola '17
"Not only was I able to gain real, international work experience, but I was able to expand my professional network to global professionals and build international contacts."
Christine Zenteno '09
Finding the Right Fit
"The journey can be a very confusing tangle that feels repetitive, stuck or even as if it is moving backward… To make this work, you need to believe in yourself."
Anthony Fragapane '18
Leveraging Alumni Connections
"Although St. Edward’s is a small university, the alumni network offers many connections in the business world. A great way to seek out these connections is going through your professors."