Meet our PT MBA Students: PTMBAA Board President Samuel Kim

Meet Samuel (aka Sam), who is currently in our DC evening program!

Where do you work?
I’m a Consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

Why did you choose Smith’s PT MBA program?
Smith had one of the first Marketing Analytics programs in the nation and I felt that Smith had a tech focus with their business programs.

What has been your favorite part of the PT MBA program so far?
Getting to know my classmates and the analytics courses.

Do you belong to any Smith clubs?
I am a member of the Part Time MBA Association (PTMBAA), serving as a Track Rep and as the new President.

What is your best tip for juggling the work/life/MBA balance?
Always schedule time within your week to not work.

What does your typical work/class day look like?
It depends because work can get a bit crazy and clients can be unpredictable, but for the most part I go into work at 8:30AM and get off around 5:30PM. I grab dinner around that time and make it to class by 6:20PM.

Sam - pic for blog

What is your goal for earning your MBA?
My goal for earning my MBA is both career switching and career advancing. I career switched in the first semester of my MBA from a Marketing Analytics analyst to a consultant. I am currently aiming to advance my career life after my MBA.

If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to star as you?
I want to say someone like George Clooney, but I think realistically it is a hybrid of Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, or Keanu Reeves.

What is your favorite book?
I have so many, but a list of my top five, in no particular order, are probably follows: Man’s search for Meaning, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Desiring God, The Denial of Death, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering.

Do you have a favorite movie?
Besides Lion King, I really enjoy Shawshank Redemption

What piece of advice would you give to yourself if you could go back in time to when you applied for Smith’s PT MBA program?
I would tell myself not to switch jobs and not to purchase a house. And most importantly, breathe.