Meet Arizona State’s MBA Class of 2018

Burcin Dogan          

Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Achiever, Realtor, Learner, Analytical, Ideator

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I have recently become a vegan, and health is very important for me. Classical music concerts and movies are my spare time activities. My favorite piece is the Mozart’s Requiem. Seeking to develop continuously, I always find ways to engage in learning activities, such as online courses. 

Undergraduate School and Major: Dokuz Eylul University, Bachelors in Business Administration

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Ernst & Young – Senior Tax Consultant

Avon Products Inc. – Financial Analyst

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I discovered a $2 million tax savings for a major client by looking from at the issue from a different angle. I also received an acknowledgement from the biggest Coke producer for exceptional relationship and dedication.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Candidates should reflect on their professional experience and comprehend why they want to pursue an MBA degree. It should be more than a degree because it is going to change one’s life. Preparation for exams can feel daunting, but do not give up. It pays off. For the international students, I strongly suggest keeping in touch with the admission team since you will not have the opportunity to visit the campus. Additionally, choose a school which suits your career goals the best. Understanding the structure of the courses and classes will also enable one to decide clearly.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I am a risk-taker and constantly challenge myself to broaden my skills. The W. P. Carey School of Business provides small classes where I can interact with the professors readily. As I pursue concentrations in finance and business analytics, the quality of the faculties impacted my decision. With the revolutionized curriculum of the school’s Forward Focus full-time MBA program, W. P. Carey will develop future leaders.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I will continue my career in finance where I can leverage my previous experience. Broadening my spectrum of corporate finance and consultancy will enable me to gain experience in the fields where I lack exposure. Passionate about bringing new perspectives in any environment, I continuously seek new improvements and support others to create synergy. For me, corporate finance and consultancy are the major areas where I look forward to having a job at a place where technology is embraced broadly.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like to be mentioned as someone passionate about what she wants and relentless about pursuing her dreams.

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