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Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09
Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09

My Background

I started working full-time as a Database Programmer & Help Desk Tech almost directly after high school, so college took a backseat for a while. After slowly completing my undergraduate degree in Business Administration, I decided to further my education without delay with an MBA from Portland State. I was working as a consultant when I began the Part-Time MBA program and found my coursework make an immediate impact. After graduation, I joined a global consulting firm, gaining experience on the larger stage while working with dozens of Fortune 100 companies. My experiences galvanized my decision and proved that my PSU MBA prepared me well for the business world. Now, I work locally as a Practice Lead for a regional consulting firm and my MBA continues to pay dividends to my clients, my business, and myself.

My Experience at Portland State University

I selected and joined PSU based on their connection to the community, reputation for producing high-quality business people, and a cost-benefit analysis. This decision came after extensive research into national full-time & part-time programs. During my time at PSU, I was not disappointed. I was challenged by my instructors and most importantly my cohort to work hard to better myself and sharpen my skills. It was an extremely rewarding process and one I would repeat without hesitation.

My Future Goals

My current and future goals include giving back to PSU as much as I can in an attempt to repay what they’ve provided me. I enjoy mentoring and sharing my experiences with others, in the hopes that they learn from my mistakes.

Shawn is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State. Click here to contact Shawn.