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
 

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Juliann Butz

Juliann Butz
"Talk up your degree in interviews – people are always impressed to know how tailored the Digital Media Management program is to the tech scene in Austin."

Zachary Riola

Zachary Riola
"International work experience provides you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of different cultures, making you a stronger business professional from day one."

Kurterry Singleton

Kurterry Singleton
"Make a plan even as early as freshman year. Talk to advisers and others who know what steps you need to take so that you are able to work for what you want as early as possible."

Anthony Fragapane

Anthony Fragapane
"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."