All week we’ll be featuring successful alumni on Carey the Torch as part of Alumni Career Week! Alumni Career Week runs June 2–June 9 in preparation for the HireMaryland Alumni Only Career Fair on Wednesday, June 10th 11:00–3:00 PM in Baltimore. Alumni are invited to schedule an appointment on Carey Compass to meet with a Career Coach and work on their brand, explore interests and strengths, develop a job search strategy, create a resume, or enhance their personal online presence through social media. We’ll see you soon!
Today’s post features Chris Barnhill, a graduate of Carey’s inaugural Global MBA class. Prior to entering the GMBA program at Carey, Chris spent six years in the telecom industry with TESSCO Technologies gaining U.S. and International business experience in roles including global sourcing, retail account executive, and marketing and solution sales. Chris interned with Apple Inc. as a Worldwide Sales and Order Management Business Process Reengineering Intern during his MBA program. After earning his MBA from Carey, he joined Verizon as a Senior Consultant in the Verizon Wireless Leadership Development Program (LDP), specializing in Marketing. He is now a Senior Consultant of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Verizon Wireless Wholesale.
What advice would you give new graduates?
Stay involved and keep in touch. You have spent a few years developing a great network of peers. You are also now an alum of one of the finest universities in the world, with a brand that you can broadly carry with you for the rest of your life. Make sure you visit the school, and encourage your employers to take a look at Carey students.
What is one thing students should do while in school to prepare for a job?
Focus on soft skills. Carey will prepare you for your career with quantitative and analytical skills. It is up to you to develop soft skills. Focus on your presentation and phone skills as well as your presentation skills.
What is your favorite thing about your current job?
Variety. I never know what opportunity or challenge I will encounter each day.
What three words would you use to define your time at Carey?
Profound, Experiential, Engaging