Solu Nwanze is a member of the Texas MBA Full-Time class of 2012.
What have you been up to since you graduated from McCombs?
I have since moved to the Bay Area where I have been taking advantage of the activities the Bay has to offer. Oh, I did go back to Austin twice already! It is really difficult staying away.
Why did you want to get an MBA?
I wanted to educate myself on the broader business sphere which I felt would be a great asset for my forward looking career goals.
With all of the other options out there, why did you choose the Texas MBA?
I selected the Texas MBA program for three reasons: 1) I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to McCombs during the Diversity Forum weekend 2) The technology leadership program, offered through the Information Management Department, is a highly regarded one among its peers 3) I got tired of snow shoveling in the Northeast!
How did our program impact your career and personal life?
The Texas MBA has made a great impact in my life. I am now a polyglot with regards to business domains. I have also expanded my global circle of close friends.
Can you name a favorite moment you had on the Forty Acres?
Haha, which one do I pick. I’d go with graduation day, when Fernando G., our very own recorder of great MBA moments, took an active snapshot of the entire MBA 2012 class on his way down from the graduation stage after he had just completed his walk. That action took us by surprise, and the entire class leaped and screamed in excitement. That is the level of selflessness and camaraderie that exists on the Forty Acres!
What have you been doing with your “extra” time now that you aren’t having to spend it studying and in class?
Outside of work, I am engaged in volunteer groups and the Lean/Agile community. On the weekends, you may find me playing tennis, dancing salsa, or completing handicraft projects. I leave some room for generating and testing ideas!