MBA transforms economist into business strategist

Meet Natalia Perez, Full-time MBA Class of 2012

Leaving behind a job as a government economist in Washington, D.C., Natalia Perez moved to Seattle with her family and decided to enroll in an MBA program as a way to transition to a new career in business. The Foster School’s supportive, collaborative culture and close connections with Seattle’s vibrant business community have helped with these major life changes. Exposure to guest speakers from the area’s major employers at club meetings gave her insight into the job market. An internship at premier retailer Nordstrom offered a chance to apply what she was learning in the classroom, and brought her career goals into focus. She’s eager to put her experience and her developing skills as a strategist to work after graduation, and sees ample opportunity in Seattle to pursue her new vocation.

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