Meet The MBA Class Of 2024: D’Angalo Jackson, Texas Christian University (Neeley)

D’Angalo Jackson

Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business

“An ambitious, charismatic and resilient individual committed to fostering relationships for a better tomorrow.”

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am half Mexican, a first-generation American on my mother’s side of the family. I also enjoy cutting hair.

Undergraduate School and Major: Mississippi State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Youth Physical Education and Recreation.

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Park Place Dealerships, Sales Experience Manager.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of TCU Neeley’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? I was really excited about TCU Neeley’s partnership with the National Black MBA Association. This shows the school’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as their commitment to my future career. The opportunity to attend the NBMBAA National Career Conference gives minorities the chance to interact and interview with leaders from high caliber companies. It represents the perfect balance between business and culture.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at TCU Neeley? Why? I am excited to engage with executives through C-Level Confidential Forums, in which small groups of MBA students interact with an executive-level leader in an intimate and unscripted setting. I look forward to hearing from C-level executives regarding their career paths, the dynamics in their industries, and their advice for MBA students like myself. These forums will provide me with opportunities to explore what it is like to work in various fields, and what it takes to get there. TCU Neeley also organizes bootcamps, which also bring in business leaders across industry to discuss how the MBA prepared them for the corporate world. These initiatives have been very insightful and also helpful in choosing a career direction.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was responsible for leading a new process at Park Place Dealerships called Service Drive Sales. I generated 155 outbound units sold, converted 20% of service appointments to sales, and received Salesman of the Year in 2019.

What is one thing you have recently read, watched, or listened to that you would highly recommend to prospective MBAs? Why? I recently read two books that are immediately transferrable to MBA students. As the excitement wears off and coursework piles up, both books “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins and “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield speak to overcoming internal mental hurdles and digging deep within to unlock your potential and take action.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into TCU Neeley’s MBA program? I would encourage applicants to reach out to current students and graduates on LinkedIn, or through TCU Neeley’s Ask an MBA. The support and guidance provided by the TCU Neeley MBA admissions team is incredible. I encourage candidates to attend information sessions and set up a time to experience TCU’s amazing campus.