Master of Business Administration, 2012
"It felt really great to graduate!"
A 29-year veteran of the newspaper USA Today, Leslie Ann Lance of Waterford, MI has gained much insight from every function she has played at the publication, including customer service manager and market system analyst.
However, Leslie began to see that the world around her was changing. Technology had put the ability to receive news in everyone’s hands at all hours of the day, pushing the newspaper industry to evolve. Because of this evolution, and with the business environment in general advancing in new directions, Leslie knew a Master of Business Administration would help her to evolve as well.
After much hard work and as she neared her graduation day, she received great news. Appreciating the effort she had put into earning her degree, the International Scholarship Laureate Program (ISLP) approached her to visit China as part of a business learning delegation. Leslie accepted and went on the trip shortly after graduating. During her visit, she gained knowledge about business protocol in China while also enjoying the chance to explore a different culture. “It was an amazing experience. I encourage anyone and everyone that receives an invitation to join the ISLP on a tour of a foreign country to jump at the opportunity.”
Having graduated with her MBA, travelled to China, and become a grandmother all within a year, Leslie can’t wait to start on the next stretch of her journey. “I believe accomplishments will happen once I begin my search for another career.” We look forward to hearing about Leslie’s next chapter.