Brittany Gerig Campbell
Brittany Gerig Campbell is a member of Marist's online MBA Class of 2016. She lives in Indianapolis, IN and is employed by Salesforce as a Communications Lead. She received a B.S. in Public Relations from Ball State University.
Tell us about your work history before Marist, including years of experience, industry, companies, and positions.
While enrolled in the Marist MBA program I was a Marketing Manager at the National Academy of Sciences. My previous experience includes four years as Director of Emergency Services and Marketing Specialist at Townsend Corporation and internships at both the Indiana Statehouse and the Indiana State Fair.
Why did you choose to pursue your degree at Marist?
When evaluating MBA programs I was impressed with Marist’s AACSB accreditation, low cost, and flexibility. As I wanted to pursue my MBA while working full-time, including traveling, the flexibility of online classes and the engagement of the professors in the program sold me that this was the right fit for me.
Tell us about a project or course that was particularly meaningful to your professional development?
One of my first courses, 21st Century Management (MBA 601) was very enlightening. In this course, we work with classmates and explore management, specifically how virtual distance, technology, and data are changing the workforce.
How has a degree from Marist and your course work enhanced your career?
The Marist MBA program is very applicable in my day-to-day work. The increased knowledge of financial statements and data analysis, in addition to covering the latest research on management trends and issues, is very relevant.
What advice would you give to a student considering pursuing their master’s degree at Marist?
Evaluate what is important to you in a program and what your level of commitment is. Not every program is right for every person, but the flexibility of the Marist program helps make a graduate degree in business attainable.
If you took an online class or had online learning as part of a regular course, tell us about your experiences – any tips or suggestions to pass along to future students?
Work to engage your professor and your classmates. Don’t be afraid to send an email of introduction or suggest your group meet on video chat. It takes a little more thought than in a traditional classroom setting, but you can still use this format to make connections with your professors and fellow students.
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Business Administration
Academic School: Management