Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience
What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD?
I have been blessed to be a part of many management positions within Fortune 100 companies including technology support manager, design engineer, project manager, sales support manager, network operations manager and marketing manager. My MBA degree will continue to improve my potential in other companies or in building my own small business.
Do you have a favorite professor?
Three professors have made an impact in my studies and personal development: Rosemary Maellaro, Dale Fondness and Bruce Evans. These professors are excellent educators who not only know their fields, but also motivated me to excel in my studies, my career and my personal development. These professors are truly an asset to the university and to future graduate students.
How has the University of Dallas helped you advance your career?
My education from the University of Dallas will help me grow in my professional development. Although welcomed, my expectation is not necessarily a career advancement, but to be a better person and a better manager. My education has given me a better foundation in progressing my understanding of the business world both as a corporate contributor and as a business owner.
What are your post-graduation plans?
My plans are to secure a position in operations and people development. My experience with the University of Dallas has shown me that my strengths lie in business operations and helping people develop in their careers and personal lives.
Fun facts about Bien:
My passion is giving back to my family, my church, my community, the great state of Texas and my country. I am a sergeant in the Texas State Guard as a squad leader and the chaplain assistant. I also love to cook. In addition to my personal time in prayer, I find peace in cooking for my family and friends. I hope someday I’ll be able to find a career in the culinary profession.