Finding Success with a Business Degree

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.
 

Abraham and Max Ginsburg

Abraham and Max Ginsburg
"Realizing that by developing real estate, we have the ability to positively impact and improve the lives of hundreds, made it clear that there is no other business for us."

Josh De Freitas

Josh De Freitas
"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."

Ashley Guevara

Ashley Guevara
"I really feel like in my experience over the past six years, that LULAC stands by its mission to improve the Hispanic conditions in the United States."

Marcos Gutierrez

Marcos Gutierrez
"This class teaches me what I need to know to grow my business, have the right people in place and pursue the vision that I have for the company."

Erika Ortiz

Erika Ortiz
"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."

Jay Kuruvilla

Jay Kuruvilla
"If you are confined to the title you are given, you will stay stagnant and limit growth. The most important thing is to not underestimate yourself and what you can bring to the table."

Dani Barcellona

Dani Barcellona
"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."

Justin Lim

Justin Lim
"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."

Nancy Ye

Nancy Ye
"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."

Brianna Chacon

Brianna Chacon
"If you find down time in your internship or job, set up meetings with people outside your department to get a broader view of how everyone contributes to the bigger picture."

Saleh Al Zayani

Saleh Al Zayani
"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."

Christine Zenteno

Christine Zenteno
"Do not take failure as your signal to quit; use it as an important step in the learning process. To make this work, you need to believe in yourself."