Student: Kayla Hellebusch

Name: Kayla Hellebusch
Expected Graduation Date: August 2013
Undergraduate Degree and Institution: Marketing, Management and minor in Global Studies at Drury University. 

Please tell us about your future plans once you receive your MBA from the Breech School of Business.
My plan is to work for a sports or entertainment organization either working in their management or finance department.

How are your experiences in the MBA program at the Breech School of Business enhancing your professional career?
While in the MBA program you are constantly interacting with other students both who just earned their undergraduate degree and those who have been working for a number of years. As someone who just graduated in 2011 it’s great to talk to those who have a ton of work experience and learn from them about their careers. You are able to make connections with others that could potentially lead to job opportunities after graduation.

What specific courses have been your favorite, and why?
A few of my favorite courses have been the Accounting and Finance classes because I feel that in any job these days it is important to have some kind of knowledge about these topics. I also enjoyed the Designing Strategic Teams class because it really illustrated how to work in teams and what problems can arise. This course was very different than any management class I had while an undergraduate.

Do you have any favorite memories of about the Breech MBA program?
Some of my favorite memories are the ones outside of the classroom. Events such as the Christmas Party and Great Wall celebration allow you to get to know your classmates and professors in a more relaxed environment. It’s great to be able to sit back, relax and share a few laughs with everyone about different things.

What advice would you offer to a new student beginning the MBA program at the Breech School of Business?
Interact with the other students as much as possible as well as your professors. Get involved and go to the MBA events. It’s a great way to meet students who are not in your class.