Emily Barnaby, MBA ’12
Foster City, Calif.
Crisis Management, Business Continuity Department
For almost two years, I have worked for Visa as a project coordinator for crisis management, which falls under the business continuity department. I work to prepare the company for natural or infrastructure disasters or emergencies that would affect any of the Visa offices or employees. In reflecting on my MBA and business background from Springfield College, I certainly have taken the skills and tools I learned as a student into the workplace. Springfield College prepared me to think critically and work in teams, as well as helped me perfect my writing skills. From Springfield College, I brought the knowledge that networking and creating relationships is a way to create growth opportunities, as well as to build communication skills.
The classes and courses at Springfield College provided me with a comprehensive understanding and foundation of business best practice. Learning technical writing skills and having to interact, communicate, and report on team projects prepared me for work in corporate America. The MBA from Springfield College helped my resume stand out and positioned me to climb the ladder in any organization. Every day in the workplace, I am required to think critically and globally, communicate with my team, and support the goals of the company. Springfield College helped me perfect the skills needed to accomplish these tasks.
Sarah Buck, MBA ’12
Business Analyst, Purchasing Department
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Obtaining an MBA helped me succeed quickly in my career path and opened doors to jobs and opportunities that I may not have been able to experience without a master’s degree. My MBA gave me the competitive edge I needed when I began applying for jobs in Boston. The Springfield College 4+1 program allowed me to graduate in five years with both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.
From June 4, 2012 to Jan. 11, 2013, I was employed by Boston Children’s Hospital as an inventory buyer in the purchasing department. In January 2013, I accepted a new position as the business analyst in the purchasing department for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In that role I am responsible for production systems support within the supply chain business area, including purchasing, central sterile, inventor, and receiving.
If I were asked as a first-year student at Springfield College, “Where would you be in five years,” I could have never imagined that I would be working for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I am thrilled to work for such an amazing organization.