Lindsay Black wanted to get a few years of experience in her field before going back to school for her MBA. Working with Boeing and Auburn being a preferred university partner encouraged her to take the next step.
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My name is Lindsay Black and I live in Madison, AL with my husband Ryan I started
with Boeing in the summer of 2009 doing an internship in Business Support. After graduation,
I worked on a Boeing government defense contract as a Cost analyst. After a year of
that assignment, I took a position in Boeing R&D, doing an array of finance assignments
including supporting a eco-friendly improvement for flight travel, new business fund
management, cost management, program management, and now currently financial planning
and analysis. Boeing is an amazing company to work for and I have been more than privileged
to take several rotations within finance to broaden my knowledge and experience.
In the initial stages of my career, one of my mentors recommended that I work in the industry for several years before getting my MBA. This was excellent advice - now that I have established a career, the MBA program applies so much more and I am able to take what I learn everyday back to my job.
I was already an Auburn fan, but Boeing has a list of preferred schools and Auburn was on it. I also wanted to have the flexibility of an online school without sacrificing the education. Too many "commercial" schools are all over the place, and that just wasn't what I was looking for. I also enjoy the fact that the lectures are recorded daily and not from 5 years ago... that way I have many of the same advantages as the on-campus students from where I am.
I can already tell that the MBA program has changed my way of thinking. It's way too easy to graduate, get a job, and essentially be in a "business bubble" without thinking of the big picture or other areas of the organization or industry that you are in. I am hoping my MBA will lead to a position in management or strategy in my organization.
Even though I waited several years after graduation, I put off getting my MBA even more so after that. I am so glad that I started when I did. Further advice to anyone considering this program - go to the orientation on campus! The relationships I made there have been completely essential in my program thus far and they will be friends and colleagues long after we graduate together next year.
"My Auburn MBA has been more than just completing classes - it has been a chance to learn, challenge myself, network, and enhance my business acumen. WAR EAGLE!" - Lindsay Black