Meet Notre Dame Mendoza’s MBA Class of 2019

Abdul Al Jumaily

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Creative background, interested in transitioning into brand management and marketing.

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Nebraska, Political Science

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Indiana University South Bend- Arts Professor

Self- Freelance New Media Artist

University of Kentucky Athletics- Paraprofessional/Tutor

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Earning my Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kentucky

 Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? The one piece of advice I would share with future business school applicants is to reach out to current students and alumni in the programs they’re applying to and ask difficult questions.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? I am incredibly interested in marketing and brand management.  The biggest factor that attracted me to University Notre Dame was its stellar job placement in Marketing.  I was thoroughly impressed with the way Mendoza connected students to the business world and their ability to match students with internships.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? For me, a successful first year would mean internship placement at a Fortune 500 company and a widely expanded network.

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