Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business students come to learn, explore, and build community. As they move forward in their careers, they take everything they’ve learned and use it to power innovation in industries and businesses across the globe. Before graduating, we sat down with a few students to find out what they’ve learned and what advice they want to give to other students.
Meet Jason Wegmet, who is graduating from the Executive MBA program with a Global Business specialization.
Where are you from?
What will you be doing to celebrate your graduation?
I will be celebrating with family.
Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college?
My network of leaders, peers, and mentors.
What was your favorite business course and why?
Frank Rothermael’s strategy course. I loved learning about companies, their business cases, and approaches to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. And the team debate competitions were a lot of fun!
What advice would you give to a first-year MBA student?
You get out of the program what you put in. Do the work. Take it seriously. Make the time. It will be worth it in the end.
Where will you be working after graduation?
What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?
Getting the MBA was one of them. Next up is a VP position at Cox (hopefully!).
What was a moment when you had to practice persistence and/or resilience while in the MBA program?
I think getting through the first semester and the volume of accounting, finance and data analysis work, and exams.
What is the biggest lesson you gained from your Scheller MBA?
Learning is equal parts work and reward, and those proportions can shift based on your natural talents and abilities. What’s interesting is that, ultimately, they come into balance as you gain knowledge and put it into practice.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I serve as an advisory board member of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.