“I’ve used my master’s more than I originally thought I would have,” Aldave said. “You’re in class with the brightest students. Just the name Johns Hopkins attracts top students from all over. I was more local having grown up in Baltimore, but we had such a global class. It was a great experience to learn from so many perspectives and be challenged academically while studying real business cases.”
Aldave continues to draw on the soft skills gained during her degree program.
“In my entrepreneurship class, one of our projects was to create a business plan. I actively use those project management and planning skills I gained during my time at Carey in my current role,” she said. “I am constantly working with our businesses and functions across the firm to help [Fraser] execute her top priorities. Looking back, Carey helped me to better develop my strategic thought process.”
In addition to providing a strong foundation, Aldave says, her Carey courses will help her grow in her career.
“This seat has allowed me to see the bank from such a unique point of view,” Aldave said of her current position. “I have no doubt the skills I learned at Carey helped me excel over the last year and will continue to take me forward in the years to come.”