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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Lerner College February 10, 2021

In this video, University of Delaware MBA candidates share their experience in the UD Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics MBA program. Jennifer Palladino, Shirish Ghimire, Liz Miosi and David Akhimien discuss how they chose this program, what they have learned so far and the opportunities that the UD Lerner MBA has given them. Learn more about our UD Lerner MBA.


Jennifer Palladino: When deciding to go back to school, a key consideration was the time commitment. Working full time in an executive position and managing my personal life at times was a task in and of itself. So I had to be sure I had a plan to adequately allocate time to taking classes and to my studies. Knowing that my work demands would not lessen as I continued to move up the corporate ladder, I knew I couldn’t delay my application further.

Shirish Ghimire: So after my under graduation, I worked for a consumer packaged goods company. So when working there I realized that I was not sound with a number of business concepts, the terms used in business and that’s when I realized that in order to advance higher up in my career, I needed to be very sound in all of this. I figured out an MBA would be exactly what I need.

Liz Miosi: What I actually didn’t realized before pursuing my MBA was that I would learn a lot about leadership development skills, particularly in the course Managing People Teams and Organizations. I’ve been able to use those skills both in my professional and personal lives.

David Akhimien: You know I was able to be paired up with a great mentor. We had so much in common. Having an executive’s opinion on my resume.

Palladino: My graduate program helped me become more skilled in time management as I recognize now more than ever that time is a precious resource. Being both a professional and a student afforded me the opportunity to apply theory to practice while simultaneously getting my education.

Miosi: The most important connections I’ve made at the Lerner MBA program are not only my classmates but also professors. In particular Daniel Sullivan. He taught me how plan my next 10-15 years of my career and the actual steps I need to take to be able to achieve my goals.