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Graduation 2020 Profiles Julia Snell, Evening MBA

As part of Scheller’s Countdown to Commencement series, we are interviewing a few soon-to-be graduates from our Evening MBA program, including Julia Snell.
Julia Snell

Julia Snell

As part of Scheller’s Countdown to Commencement series, we are interviewing a few soon-to-be graduates from our Evening MBA program to learn about their backgrounds, why they chose Scheller College, and what they plan to do after Spring 2020 Commencement.

Meet Julia Snell, Evening MBA

Where will you be working after graduation?
Scheller College of Business

Why did you choose Scheller College of Business?
I chose Scheller because I saw so many students transform as individuals in the program and land their dream jobs after.

Who was your favorite professor (and why)?
Andras Danis, I really enjoyed his teaching style. He worked through problems step by step and made Finance a subject I no longer dreaded.

What was your favorite course (and what was the biggest insight you gained about business from it)?
Cross-cultural Management with Dong Liu. It opened my eyes to how culture and customs can influence the way business is conducted.

As a business student in the heart of Tech Square, how do you think Scheller College embodies the intersection of business and technology?
Technology is intermingled into every class.

What is your best piece advice to an applicant hoping to get into Scheller College?
Have an open mind and do not be afraid to fail. The MBA journey is your chance to experience new things and to push yourself.

What is the biggest myth about Scheller College?
That you have to be techy. We are immersed so much in technology in our everyday lives. If you know how to use technology, Scheller can teach you the business application.  

Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college? (A parent? A teacher? A role model?)
My grandfather. He was an agricultural engineering professor at Clemson University and always encouraged us to pursue higher education at any level and discipline.

What activities were you involved with on or off campus, and did your business education impact those activities in any way?
I participated in the Scheller Day of Service every year. It was a great way to give back to the community and to get to know more MBA students.

Did you participate in any hands-on/experiential learning opportunities? If yes, which projects/companies did you work with and how did you help them?
I did the International Practicum to Hungary. We worked with a start-up who was gamifying the news through their platform. Our project was to develop a marketing plan and pricing strategy.

What concentration did you pursue and why? How this helped prepare you for your future?
Marketing because I wanted to learn the best way to connect with customers.   

Fun fact about yourself:
I can still play “My Heart Will Go On” on the flute.

Running, yoga, going to breweries :)

“If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be…
Working at Scheller envious of the cool things the MBA students were learning."

What are the top two items on your bucket list?
1.      Travel to someplace new each year
2.      To buy a house

In one sentence, how would you like your peers to remember you?
Someone who is always willing to help out.

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