Restaurant

Director returns to college to finish bachelor’s in management

When she left school decades ago, Rebecca started a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry and worked her way up from a server to a general manager. Now, at 53, she’s going back to finish her bachelor’s in management.

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From auditor to professor: A CPA pursues a DBA

Christina is working as an executive at Sound Community Bank, as a part-time program director for City University of Seattle’s Master of Professional Accounting, and is a doctoral student. The ability to balance her responsibilities and manage her time is important to her.

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Personal interests lead an alumnus to a career in project management

Without any prior experience in the project management field, Michael took a leap and enrolled in City University of Seattle’s Master of Science in Project Management program.

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Multi-million dollar project manager goes back to school

Impressively, Melissa worked her way up for most of her career without a college degree, but with her sights set on a promotion, she decided to go back to school.

Daniel at the top of the Space Needle

Student gains new business knowledge, experiences and friends in Seattle

Seattle draws thousands of tourists each year, particularly during its sunshine-filled warmer months. Among the visitors in July was Daniel from Mexicali, Mexico. While he did take in sights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Columbia Tower, he also took three classes toward his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

Mohammed Shamia and family

Engineer builds upon skills with an MBA

Balancing responsibilities, managing time and meeting competing deadlines are challenges that students often face, and many wonder can it be done? Master of Business Administration student Mohammed Shamia is proof that it can.