Jamie Liu (Info Analytics & Mktg’20, MS Business Analytics)

When Jamie graduated from Leeds in the midst of the pandemic, the job market was bleak. Rather than settle for a job that did not align with her goals, she decided to stay at Leeds to pursue an MS in Business Analytics to gain a competitive advantage. After graduating, her goal is to work as an analyst at a tech company or on a product development team.

David Lopez (Real Est’21)

Co-Founder & CEO of Internalyze

Current senior David completed four internships before becoming the CEO and co-founder of Internalyze, an online education platform that helps learners in career transition by teaching them the necessary sales and emotional intelligence skills they need to break into new roles.

Max Golopol (MBA’18)

Associate, International Real Estate at QuadReal Property Group

When Max learned that he could use aneducation in real estate to see the world, he aligned his internships and network to make that dream a reality.

“It was really [CU Real Estate Center] that allowed me to progress towards my goals. When I look at the value of the education I received at weight towards CUREC. That’s what made it worth it.”

Maeve Reilly (Mktg’22, Ops Mgmt Certificate)

Marketing and Publicity Intern for A24

Rising junior Maeve grew up loving New York City, Broadway and big tap numbers in musicals. She plans to take her degree to the Big Apple and work in the business of entertainment. Outside of class, Maeve works as the marketing and publicity Intern for A24, as a communications intern at Make-A-Wish Colorado and, if you’re not out of breath yet, she is also a Brew U ambassador for Morning Brew.

Damilola “D” Elegbede (Eve MBA’21)

Software Engineer, Qualcomm

Damilola came to the Evening MBA program as an experienced software engineer looking to level up in his industry and step toward his dream of starting a nonprofi t. Almost every year, D travels to the Amazon River in northern Brazil to learn from the doctors and dentists who practice
there. His aspiration is to use his engineering and business acumen to better their lives.

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Leanne Sigman (Acct & Fin’20, Business Leadership Certificate)

Corporate Finance Consultant at FTI Consulting

A fifth-generation Coloradan and the recipient of our 2020 Undergraduate Impact Award, Leanne paired her mind for business and heart for doing good to make a difference in her home state—including starting the first annual KidsTek Leadership Outreach program, which helps underprivileged high school students pursue college.


Kate Lanter (Eve MBA’21)

Product Manager at Viega

Pursuing an MBA is something Kate wanted since she was an undergraduate business student, but getting work experience first was priority. After working in marketing for 10 years, she decided to pursue her MBA at night while working full-time as a product manager, raising her 12-year-old son and expecting another child.

“Being a parent and being in an MBA program is no joke,” says Kate. “Because at the end of the day, you’re not just getting the MBA for you, you’re getting it for your family, too.”

After the program, Kate hopes to combine her passion for makeup and skincare with her business skills in a career in good-for-you cosmetics, since Boulder is a hub for natural and organic products.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar (Bus Admin & Info Systems’01)

Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

When Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar was attending CU Boulder, he was impacted by the focus on leadership and out-of-the-box thinking as well as the emphasis on mentoring. He couldn’t have predicted that those skills would be integral in his current role as CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

“We believe that Dubai has the proper infrastructure and business-friendly mindset to enable the development of these sectors and become a global hub. ”

Abdulla looks back fondly on the experiences and relationships he made at Leeds, which made a lasting impression on his college journey. It’s why Abdulla makes time to visit every year.


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Published: Oct. 15, 2020