Student Perspectives

Student Perspective

Thomas Grenville

Thomas Grenville

EMBA 17

Director, Compliance Officer
TIAA
Portland, Oregon

Thomas Grenville likes to think of a career as a climbing wall that presents a myriad of ways to make your way to the top. Being an executive MBA student has him stretching for hand- and toeholds in demanding subjects. He is already reaching new altitudes and meeting new challenges in the classroom and on the job.

Confidence Without Attitude is completely indicative of the collaborative spirit that dominates here.

“My study group really helped me get up to speed on all the technology we use to stay in touch and get work done in between blocks. From knowing very little about mobile and web-based collaborative tools, I’m now adept with WhatsApp, Google Drive and BCourses. Berkeley-Haas is a collaborative environment, from the technology to the people.”

“The GSI sessions for all of my classes so far have been helpful. They really add to the learning experience and help me evolve my understanding of the subject matter.”

Confidence Without Attitude is completely indicative of the collaborative spirit that dominates here. There is such open-mindedness and willingness to help each other out”

I’m bringing a much more strategic point of view to my work these days.

“When my son saw me struggling with my statistics homework, he said to me, ‘Dad, you’ve just got to study more.’ That was just the greatest thing. That’s the attitude we all should have toward being a Student Always.

“I’m bringing a much more strategic point of view to my work these days. I am much more able to understand what is driving my business partners’ decisions and to talk their language.”

“The Berkeley MBA for Executives is about so much more than skills. It really is the whole package: leadership, connections, collaboration, personal growth.”

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