Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!
Class of 2016
Hometown: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Fun Fact: “I have lived on three continents and studied various stages of my schooling in two different languages.”
Amal Mehic had always dreamed of attending graduate school. When she moved from her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Syracuse, New York she knew it was time to pursue that dream. After carefully researching area universities Mehic chose to enroll in the MBA marketing program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, a decision she is happy she made.
“I always wanted to go to graduate school,” said Mehic. “It seemed like the most opportune time. I chose Whitman because the school offered a good education, experiential learning opportunities and ways to connect with the city.”
Since coming to Syracuse University, Mehic has explored the field of marketing through rigorous coursework and being involved on campus as a member of the Whitman School social media team. She also served as a strategic planning intern at Crouse Hospital, reporting directly to the vice president of business development. In this role, Mehic researched and analyzed relevant data on physicians, hospital services, revenues and more to help Crouse make strategic decisions.
“Although I was the only an intern, I could walk into the office and speak with the CEO or any executive in the office suites,” said Mehic. “My supervisor’s guidance and confidence in me allowed me to improve my analytic abilities and understand many of the intricate business decisions that happen at a large health care organization.”
As graduation approaches, Mehic feels she has gained a lot during her MBA experience and made connections that will last a lifetime. One of the most memorable moments for Mehic at Whitman was meeting her fellow MBA students during orientation week.
“Spending a weekend at the Minnowbrook Lodge during orientation week with my entire incoming class was amazing,” said Mehic. “We bonded as a group. I will miss my classmates. We have been through thick and thin during the MBA program.”
“Be involved with the university and the community,” said Mehic. “As a graduate student, you add critical perspective and value that is different from that of the undergraduate student population.”
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