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Analytical Insight, Global Leaders

Spotlight : Student Global Leader

Herana-daze Jones

First-Year MBA Student
Columbus, OH

Why should a prospective student choose the Krannert School?

A prospective student should chose Purdue because it is a warm and welcoming environment. It is more of a team environment. We understand that we all succeed together. The school provides a great balance between strong academics and also helpful career counseling.

 

What extracurricular clubs are you involved in at Krannert, and how have they contributed to your experience?

I am involved in toastmasters and the Finance club. Toastmasters has provided me the platform to improve my public speaking and presentation skills. The finance club allows me apply what I learned in the classroom to real life practices such as case competitions.

 

How would you describe the Krannert faculty?

I would describe the faculty at Krannert as caring and nurturing. They care about your future and really want you to succeed. The faculty really tries to nurture your career. They want to help you to better understand your career path, and the best way to approach your career search so that you can achieve your ultimate goal.

 

Your classmates come from a variety of work backgrounds...what have you been able to learn from them?

Having classmates from a variety of different backgrounds is a huge plus. It brings a different a different voice and a different perspective to the team. It also allows you to learn from others and lean on each other’s strengths.   

 

How has the Krannert School helped develop your leadership skills?

Working in teams has allowed me further develop my leadership skills and my listening skills. When you work in teams, you have to be able to disagree on an answer and work together to figure out why you disagree and then come to a conclusion together.

 

How would you describe living in West Lafayette?

Peaceful and exciting. West Lafayette is a very calming place. It allows me to concentrate on my goals.

 

Away from Krannert...what do you do for fun?

I spend a lot of time with my family. We like to travel.

 

What do you like most about the Krannert School and Purdue?

I like the fact that Krannert is a melting pot. We have students from 23 different countries. This experience is invaluable in today’s global business economy.

 

How have you been assisted in your job search?

I have been assisted with everything from resume and cover letter critique, to help with career aspirations and goals. The staff has helped me identify companies that I would be a good fit with, and how to make contact with someone from that organization.

 

Who is the person, business world or otherwise, that you most admire, and why?

Richards Parsons, why because of his adaptability, he was a lawyer by trade, but went on to become the CEO of Dimler Savings Bank, CEO of Time Warner, and the Chairman of Citigroup.