Grace Lopez – From ambitious MBA student to successful Product Manager
Published 18th April, 2018
Welcome to our new feature called Alumni Spotlight Story, where we check in with successful graduates of Kaplan Business School to see where they are now and what they feel proud of having accomplished so far.
Say hello to Grace Lopez, an Alumni from Mexico who came to KBS full of ambition and a can-do attitude. Having already been in the business industry for five years, Grace was eager to develop more practical skills from her Master of Business Administration and apply them to her career as soon as possible.
“With KBS’ enhanced MBA, I was fortunate enough to look at real-life situations in the business environment and had classes where we negotiated and managed conflict, things that I apply in my daily job.”
As a student, Grace took initiative throughout her degree, utilising the services of Careers Central to maximise her employment opportunities. Following a successful 3-month internship at data driven collection agency InDebted, Grace has moved on to a full-time contract as a permanent Product Manager.
My internship was rewarding because I got to apply the knowledge that I learnt in my MBA. Having the opportunity to gain work experience and build up my professional network in Australia was very important for me.’
Since her graduation ceremony in January, we caught up again with Grace to see how her career has further developed.
I am still the Product Manager at Indebted. It feels great to have graduated and be assessment-free on the weekends. I’ve been leading the Product Development Team and working directly with customers to integrate our software as a service to their operations. I now also now run daily stand-ups, prepare quality assurance of our deliverables, analyse reports and meet with customers to understand their product requirements better.
In the next 2 years, I would like to remain in the company and help it grow and improve my skills. I want to become an operations manager, grow a team and manage one as well.
Well done Grace! We at KBS are very proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for your future career – in the next two years and far beyond.
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