Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Miller, Sellinger School of Business MBA ’12
A recent article on Loyola Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business website profiled Andrew Miller, MBA ’12 and Executive Vice President & Head of Business Development (Americas) for Europ Assistance – Global Corporate Solution.Andrew Miller chose to enroll at Sellinger thanks to the school’s strong reputation in the Mid-Atlantic region. He was also drawn to the flexibility the program provided for working professionals. He told the school:
“I knew that I wanted to be in a senior management role, likely within a multinational company, and doing so would require advanced education–both the credential and the knowledge base.”
In the interview with Sellinger, Miller shares some interesting light on his own MBA experience and he discusses his involvement in the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program that is available to MBA students.
According to the school, the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program pairs a current or former MBA student with a seasoned professional MBA graduate for a six-month period of insight and guidance. Mentoring gives Sellinger alumni the opportunity to stay connected to the University and counsel a student or alum, while protégés gain personal career consulting.
Below are a few excerpts from the interview:
Miller was asked which part of his Loyola experience especially helped him get to where he is today:
The most valuable part of the Loyola MBA was learning from real-world professionals, particularly around managing teams, creating strategy and selling your vision to executives. I also appreciated the wide mix of professionals (industries, gender, age, etc.) who attend the program who all have valuable insight to contribute to class discussions.
He was also asked to share how his time as a mentor helped impact a student’s life:
My mentee is at the beginning of an expanded role that will include sales responsibilities as well as having to take new strategies to senior leadership that he was able to bounce off me to refine. With my experience in sales (and international expansion), I’ve been able to give him some real life perspective on the proposed strategies.
You can read the full interview here.