Brandon Britt, student of William & Mary Mason School of Business, describes the unique aspects of his program and some of the challenges he faces as an MBA student.
Name: Brandon Britt
School: MBA, William & Mary Mason School of Business
Profession: Played professional basketball in Colombia (South America) and worked in HR in healthcare before MBA; looking to pursue a career in consulting
What are some activities you are involved with outside of class? How do you balance your time?
I’m a former basketball player, so I enjoy going to the gym and working out with my friends after class. I balance my time by trying to get all of my work done by 5pm so I can have free time in the afternoon.
Why did you choose your MBA program? Do you have advice for students on how to make a decision?
I chose William and Mary because Williamsburg is home. I graduated from here in 2014 and there isn’t a better place to get your education. If students are looking for a school with a great brand and a family feel to it, then William and Mary is the right place.
What do you think is your program's greatest asset?
I think the program’s greatest asset is the people. From the administration to the students, everyone treats you with respect and kindness, and are willing to help whenever you need them.
What are the biggest challenges of pursuing your MBA?
I think one of the biggest challenges is time management. Sometimes it can get difficult because of the workload from the classroom, and you still have to find time to network and look for potential job opportunities.
What do you think makes your MBA program and experience unique?
Diversity is what makes the MBA program so unique. You have people from all over the world and from different backgrounds and cultures, and you get the opportunity to engage and learn from some of the brightest people in the world.
What has been your favorite classroom experience?
My favorite classroom experience has been the second year Career Accelerated Modules. These are more so engagements with different leaders and I get the opportunity to travel and go places I’ve never been before.