"Little did I know that this single decision would help me exponentially when going on interviews."
– Chukwuma Ezuma, Class of 2022

This MBA student has his eyes on something big. Chukwuma brings his own unique experiences and perspectives into the classroom. He is from Nigeria and has backpacked through all of South America and Australia. His global mindset/worldview has helped him make lifetime connections, build a valuable network, and make the most out of his time at Lubin. He hopes to one day become a government official in Nigeria.
 
Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business to advance your business education? 
When I was looking for schools at which to pursue my MBA in Accounting, I found that the Lubin School of Business was ideal for me. I was already familiar with Pace University and had some connections with past alumni and professors, including Dyson's faculty emerita, Professor Anne Bynoe, PhD. Since starting my degree program, I have seen how effective Pace is at providing a high-quality education along with networking opportunities necessary for success. I've also found a lot of value in Lubin's proximity to the Financial District and the talent of the professionals that work close to the school. In addition to Pace's strong relationship with the Big Four accounting firms, Lubin has proven to be an ideal destination to advance my career and build my network. 
 
You have taken advantage of many opportunities offered at Pace, including our Mentoring program and Career Services resources. Tell us about your experiences?
I started my MBA with the mindset of taking advantage of as many of Pace's/Lubin's opportunities as possible. To my surprise, I've found that the Mentoring program is an underutilized resource at Pace. Mentorship relationships have helped me navigate the internship interview process and have helped guide my career trajectory. Regarding Career Services, I am grateful for their dedicated staff, especially Abby Okon, Bettina Klein, and Donna Holder. They have all individually played a role in perfecting my resume and planning my career development. I have now decided to hone in on auditing as my preferred career path. 
 
You have a go-getter attitude and get involved in many projects and extracurricular activities. What advice do you have for other students looking to get involved?
My advice to fellow students is to try and make the most out of their experience at Pace. I quickly learned that your experiences here are what you make them. Despite the limitations of the virtual environment, there are still opportunities available through various clubs and events. My decision to join the Graduate Finance Club was twofold; I wanted to be part of a community of like-minded individuals and explore my passion for writing. The Assistant Director of Newsletter position was perfect for me. Little did I know that this single decision would help me exponentially when going on interviews. 
 
What are your future career goals?
I would like to go back to my home country of Nigeria and eventually run for political office. Specifically, a public position such as that of Finance Minister can significantly improve conditions within the country.
 
What does #LubinLife mean to you? 
#Lubinlife is a melting pot of various cultures and ethnicities coming together in a dynamic and welcoming environment.
 

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