Graduate students share advice, favorite memories and how they’ve been impacted by their UD experience
What is your current occupation and what are some of your responsibilities in that role?
I’m the gallery director of Great American West Gallery, a fine art gallery specializing in paintings and bronzes depicting the American West, located in Grapevine, Texas. I’m responsible for managing our client base, maintaining our website and acquiring top art consignments for the gallery.
What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree at UD?
The University of Dallas has a great reputation. Most faculty members work in the area they instruct in, which was a big selling point for me. I pursued an MBA because I’ve always wanted to learn the finer points of marketing and sales and saw UD’s MBA program as a great way to achieve that goal.
What was your favorite class at UD?
I’ve had several professors and classes I enjoyed during my time at UD. In particular, I really enjoyed Dr. Scott Wyong’s class on brand marketing. I also really enjoyed Pat Choudhry’s class on advertising and marketing communications. Just about all of the classes I took I found to be beneficial, and I’ve learned a lot of things that I’m applying right now.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Take a variety of classes to determine your passion. It’s hard to know what you want to do when you enter college, but take time to find out.