Auburn MBA candidates come from a patchwork of backgrounds. Take current second-year student Morgan Lynch, who joined us after working in fashion design for Abercrombie and Fitch. She brings a unique perspective (and impeccable fashion sense) to class discussions and student projects. When Morgan was looking at options for an MBA, Auburn stood out at the top choice. Why? We’ll let Morgan tell you in her own words below.
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I always start my Auburn story with the disclaimer: “I come from a fairly unique background.”
I studied Fashion Design at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA as my undergraduate program. While I was in school, I met my now husband, who was stationed in Savannah with the Army. After graduation, I pursued a career in fashion at Abercrombie and Fitch in Columbus, OH. I worked in the fashion industry for two years, after which I got married and moved from Columbus, OH to Columbus, GA, where my husband is currently stationed at Fort Benning.
From the beautiful campus and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere, I knew I’d found the right ‘fit.’
After searching for jobs in Columbus, and trying a few that did not prove to be as career-enhancing as I’d hoped, I decided to pursue another dream: getting an MBA. I wanted to ensure that in the future I would be able to obtain a job that would be aspirational and fulfilling, yet flexible, as we have to move every few years with the military.
I looked into MBA programs local to Columbus, as well as Auburn’s MBA Program. As soon as I visited Auburn for the first time for an informal informational interview, I knew that Auburn was the university where I wanted to pursue my graduate degree. From the beautiful campus and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere, I knew I’d found the right “fit.”
When looking at MBA programs, I originally thought my only option was an online program. After my meeting on campus, I realized that through the curriculum and Graduate Research Assistantship options, that I could pursue an On-campus Full Time MBA, and have the opportunity to fully experience the Auburn MBA as part of a cohort.
Upon my acceptance into the On-campus program, I was offered a Graduate Research Assistantship, which has afforded me the opportunity to come to Auburn Full-Time On-campus, as the GRA covers a significant amount of the costs. I work in the MBA Office, which has been a great learning experience. I get to see what happens behind the scenes, which gives me a different perspective and understanding of the process than I had when I was an applicant.
I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given to come to Auburn, be a part of the Auburn family (it’s a real thing!) and pursue one of my dreams of being an MBA. War Eagle!
A fashion designer turned Auburn MBA student? That story is sew good.