Many students who attend DePaul University for their undergraduate degrees return to get their MBA. We kindly refer to them as Double Demons. It’s not only a moniker—they also receive the Double Demon Scholarship which covers 25 percent of their tuition. We interviewed current, full-time Double Demons and weighed in on why they chose to return to DePaul:
Deciding to Pursue an MBA
The process of deciding to pursue an MBA allows students to take time to reflect and explore the next steps in their career. According to Rob Hermany (BUS ’12), “The MBA holds an opportunity for significant self-discovery, which stems from a desire to expand my overall professional development.” For Fabian Campbell (BUS ’18), pursuing an advanced business degree is a step toward making a career change. “In order to switch sectors and advance my career, I needed to learn new skills as well as enhance my existing skills,” he says.
DePaul topped our Double Demon’s list when considering their MBA for a number of reasons, including the university’s approach to education. “The DePaul MBA is challenging yet approachable and provides the opportunity to learn from classmates with diverse backgrounds,” Hermany says .
DePaul’s location within the heart of the business district in the city of Chicago was a common deciding factor cited by all Double Demons who were interviewed. “At DePaul, you’re immersed in the city and businesses,” says Nicolette Bartzis (BUS ’16).“ Kellstadt’s location in the heart of the Loop surrounds us with one-of-a-kind opportunities.”. Along with the Double Demon scholarship, these alumni gladly called DePaul home yet again.
Considering a DePaul MBA?
For DePaul alumni considering a DePaul MBA, our Double Demons have a few words of advice:
Rob Hermany: “You don’t need to ‘have it all figured out’ in order to pursue your MBA. Returning to DePaul is a tremendous opportunity to advance your career and make purposeful decisions toward that next step.”
Nicolette Bartzis: “A bachelor’s degree has become a standard in today’s market. Earning a DePaul MBA is a way to differentiate yourself between other candidates applying for the job.”
Fabian Campbell: “DePaul is an honorable school with a great reputation in Chicago. Coming home to DePaul to earn an MBA surrounds you with incredible opportunities.”
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