The Yet Another MBA G.O.A.T. podcast features conversations with the greatest of all-time MBA alumni from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. This podcast celebrates the outcomes of graduate management education and identifies remarkable examples of how the MBA program at the Jindal School has transformed the lives its alumni. Lisa Shatz, assistant dean and director of the Jindal School's MBA programs, is the show's host.
Sreenath (Sree) Janakiraman, MBA’19, Leveraged an Internship into a Full-time Position
In this episode, Sreenath (Sree) Janakiraman, MBA’19, and host Lisa Shatz discuss how Janakiraman leveraged an internship he obtained at AT&T while a student in the MBA Cohort Program into a full-time position as a senior strategy consultant. Janakiraman then was promoted to associate director of strategy in less than two years.
Cameron Prince, MBA’20
In this episode, host Lisa Shatz chats with Cameron Prince, MBA’20, a supply chain and operations leadership development program (LDP) Associate at Raytheon Technologies. Price discusses his military background and how that experience informed his decision to pursue a Full-Time MBA at The University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management.
Valerie Ward, MBA’20
In this episode, host Lisa Shatz speaks with Valerie Ward, who graduated from the Naveen School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program in 2020 with a concentration in business analytics. They discuss how Ward successfully used the degree as a springboard to make a transition from being a stay-at-home mom to landing her current role as a lead experience manager at a major technology company.
Jordan Pedigo, MBA’16, MS’16
In this edition of the Yet Another MBA G.O.A.T. Podcast, host Lisa Shatz, assistant dean of MBA Programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, speaks with Jordan Pedigo, MBA’16, MS’16. At the time their conversation was recorded, Pedigo was vice president and senior division controller at BOK Financial. Soon afterward, he took a position at U Bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. They discuss how he selected The University of Texas at Dallas over the other universities in the region that offer MBA programs. He also explains how the program benefited him.
Travis Kemp, MBA’18, MS’18
Travis Kemp, MBA’18, MS’18, joins host Lisa Shatz, assistant dean and director of MBA Programs ,to discuss the benefits and challenges of undertaking a double MS/MBA degree at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Kemp attributes his success at AT&T (he was promoted to director, supply chain strategy after the episode was recorded) to the organizational and time-management skills he necessarily learned while juggling full-time work and graduate study.
Photo by Zahira Kemp.
Bonnie Hurst, MBA’20
In this episode, host Lisa Shatz, assistant dean and director of the MBA Programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, welcomes Bonnie Hurst, MBA'20, senior project leader at Methodist Health System in Dallas-Fort Worth. Hurst discusses her role at Methodist as a data analyst and how the UT Dallas MBA degree prepared her for the role. She also discusses how she overcame adversity while a student in the program as well as the most valuable skills she learned in it.