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Dual International Field Study Trips Changed Denise Thrush’s Perspective

Denise Thrush (‘23 MBA) enjoyed her international field study in Prague so much that she decided to participate again the next year, this time traveling to Singapore. Since graduating from Carson College’s online MBA program, she says the part she misses the most is the time she spent studying abroad with her classmates and professors.

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Internship Launches Carter Marks Wiggins’s Wine Career

The summer after her junior year, alumna Carter Marks Wiggins began an internship in Napa Valley with Boyd Family Vineyards, a small, family-owned operation owned by alumnus Stan Boyd. Every day, she learned something new—from working in the winery and experiencing the bottling process—to sitting in on tastings and meeting loyal club members and new guests. The experience launched her career as the wine and hospitality club manager at Boyd Family Vineyards.

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Executive MBA Empowers Jason Hostetter’s Career

Jason Hostetter had already found success in the power and utilities industry when he began considering going back to school for his MBA. As senior vice president of field operations at TRC Companies, he was involved in setting strategy for the organization and tackling tough industry issues. With new technologies, cyber security risks, workforce development issues, and other challenges facing the industry, as well as encouragement from leadership within TRC Companies, it seemed like the right time. He says his WSU EMBA training was a game changer in how he uses data to make decisions.

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