MBA alum from Lebanon pursues dreams in Seattle

With a degree in industrial engineering from Lebanese American University, Joelle Bassily (MBA 2012) had forged a successful career in the Middle East. But she realized that lack of business knowledge and experience would limit her career options, so she enrolled in Foster’s Full-time MBA Program. Like most international students seeking a job in the U.S. after graduation, she faced the challenges of a smaller pool of openings and the need to obtain sponsorship from her employer. With grit, determination and help from the MBA Career Services and MBA Mentor Program, she overcame these challenges and had three offers in hand before she graduated. Along the way, she unexpectedly realized a dream of working in the health care field through an internship at Philips Healthcare and a research assistantship at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And she found a new route to her long-term dream by landing a consulting job at ARRYVE.